Francis Ford Coppola Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Director's Reserve 2009

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The 2009 Sofia Rosè displays a luminous magenta hue and beautiful perfume of wild strawberries, tea leaves, and viole...

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dark fruits and nice tannins, good merlot Read more

Spicy, full-bodied red wine layered with dark berry fruit impressions and an edge of earthiness Read more

Winemaker's NotesWith Merlot, the objective is to create a wine that has structure and complexity, but soft, smooth tannins. We find that sourcing ... Read more

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Snooth User: bobcatpunk
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3.50 5
01/06/2013

dark fruits and nice tannins, good merlot


External Reviews for Francis Ford Coppola Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Director's Reserve

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11/28/2012

Spicy, full-bodied red wine layered with dark berry fruit impressions and an edge of earthiness


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01/20/2012

Winemaker's NotesWith Merlot, the objective is to create a wine that has structure and complexity, but soft, smooth tannins. We find that sourcing fruit from several different appellations works best to give us a Merlot that exudes multiple layers of flavor and a nice seductive texture. We also blend in small amounts of Syrah and Petite Sirah to achieve a richer color. Grapes that come from Paso Robles provide sweet fruit flavors, spice notes and earthy, mineral nuances while the Sonoma fruit contributes natural acidity to create more balance and finesse. Monterey County grapes provide concentration; a result of the well-drained sandy loam soils that characterize the region. 2009 was an excellent vintage that featured only light spring rain, warm summer weather and no abrupt climate changes at season's end. These amazing conditions resulted in a richly textured Merlot that's abundantly flavorful and perfectly balanced by supple tannins and notes of spice and oak. ...


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03/30/2012

Komplexe Struktur, schön ausgewogen, mit gut eingebundenen Tanninen, Aromen schwarzer Schokolade, Minze und Vanille


External Review
02/25/2012

Immensely fragrant and brimming with dark, rich flavors of briary blackberries, plums and cherries, this wine is dense and highly fruity but with ample points of intrigue from notes of vanilla, espresso, nutmeg and alluring wood nuances.


External Review
11/28/2012

The flavors and textures harmonize perfectly to create a wine that has dark succulent fruit balanced by natural acidity. Intense aromatics of raspberry and blueberry lead to flavors of crushed berries, vanilla and leather, which ar


External Review
10/09/2011

Classically structured with ripe, supple tannins and an elegant balance of fruit, our 2009 Director s Cut Cabernet Sauvignon delivers a bouquet of blackberries and sweet cigar box along with rich flavors of cherries, currants, and cassis embellished with a hint of anise and vanilla.


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12/09/2011

Intense aromatics of raspberry and blueberry lead to flavors of crushed berries, vanilla and leather, which are wrapped up in a soft, smooth tannin structure.


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Winemaker's Notes:

We typically harvest the grapes for our Sofia Rosè at a lower brix to ensure we get a light wine that pairs elegantly with food. This vintage, there were no extended periods of hot summer weather, so the brix at harvest was absolutely ideal. A few extra weeks of hang time furthered flavor concentration. Immediately after being picked, the fruit is brought to the winery, crushed and destemmed. For color extraction, the grapes cold soak for 48 hours before the juice is separated from the skins. Then, we ferment at a cool temperature in order to retain the crisp acidity that is critical for this style of wine.

Tasting Notes:

The 2009 Sofia Rosè displays a luminous magenta hue and beautiful perfume of wild strawberries, tea leaves, and violets. Luscious flavors of raspberries, cherries, candied orange, and cloves enliven the palate, making this year's vintage richly fruited yet graceful and lightly textured.

We typically harvest the grapes for our Sofia Rosè at a lower brix to ensure we get a light wine that pairs elegantly with food. This vintage, there were no extended periods of hot summer weather, so the brix at harvest was absolutely ideal. A few extra weeks of hang time furthered flavor concentration. Immediately after being picked, the fruit is brought to the winery, crushed and destemmed. For color extraction, the grapes cold soak for 48 hours before the juice is separated from the skins. Then, we ferment at a cool temperature in order to retain the crisp acidity that is critical for this style of wine.

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Notes: 20 months in French oak barrels


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