Francis Ford Coppola Chardonnay Russian River Valley Reserve 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Reserve Chardonnay is pressed whole-cluster and then fermented entirely in French oak barrels to achieve a silky, seductive texture. The 2008 vintage saw significantly lighter crop yields after a spring frost prevented the young berries from setting normally. The upside of this is that the fruit that developed was much more concentrated and aromatic. Our Reserve Chardonnay has a dazzling perfume of pears, peaches and honeysuckle and the distinct impression of pineapple upside-down cake, with its creamy vanilla and toasted oak notes. Layers of tangerine, mineral tones and sweet spices also reveal themselves in the finish.

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Pears, peaches and creamy vanilla with honeysuckle and toasted oak. - Tasted at winery Feb 2011



Tasting Notes:

A complex and creamy Chardonnay, layered with juicy citrus flavors and a zest mineral edge.

Our Reserve Chardonnay is pressed whole-cluster and then fermented entirely in French oak barrels to achieve a silky, seductive texture. The 2008 vintage saw significantly lighter crop yields after a spring frost prevented the young berries from setting normally. The upside of this is that the fruit that developed was much more concentrated and aromatic. Our Reserve Chardonnay has a dazzling perfume of pears, peaches and honeysuckle and the distinct impression of pineapple upside-down cake, with its creamy vanilla and toasted oak notes. Layers of tangerine, mineral tones and sweet spices also reveal themselves in the finish.

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Aged 10 months in French Oak.

Notes: 10 months in 50% new French oak, 50% 1 year old French oak.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.5%

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