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Winner dark in the glass. Very much an earthy/dusty nose. Pretty mellow on the tongue. If you are an anti fruit bomb kind of drinker, this is wh... Read more
The wine has a wonderful, deep ruby color that is almost an inky purple at the center. The nose is full of jammy fruit, plums, blackberries, curra... Read more
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Winner dark in the glass. Very much an earthy/dusty nose. Pretty mellow on the tongue. If you are an anti fruit bomb kind of drinker, this is what you should try. This is a full-bodied wine that is mostly earth with some wood. It is quite smooth, although there is a bit of acid/tannin sharpness at the very back of the palate. Finishes very nicely. US$14.49 at Total Wines.
The wine has a wonderful, deep ruby color that is almost an inky purple at the center. The nose is full of jammy fruit, plums, blackberries, currant, with a hint of almost maple syrup. The taste is very fruit forward, but not really as sweet as I was expecting. The flavors of ripe red fruit quickly transition to spice, anise and mint midpalate, and then the bright tannins take control for a tight, dry finish. See my full review on my blog here: Here is the review of the Coppola Alicante Bouschet #wine: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2012/09/2008-coppola-alicante-bouschet.html
Francis Coppola remembers his grandfather making homemade wine in his New York basement from Alicante Bouschet grapes shipped in by train from California. Yearning for this nostalgic varietal he grew up with, Francis commissioned a search for the best Alicante vineyards in the state. Made from fruit of 85-year old vines found in Lodi, our Alicante Bouschet is rich in color, medium-bodied and loaded with lush, jammy fruit flavors.
A lush, medium-bodied red wine made from an unusual French grape with a California history.
Aged 11 months in French Oak.
Notes: Aged in 40% new French oak, 60% 1-2 year old French oak.
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