Francis Ford Coppola Chardonnay Russian River Valley Reserve 2008
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.
Food Pairings for Francis Ford Coppola Chardonnay Russian River Valley Reserve
A complex and creamy Chardonnay, layered with juicy citrus flavors and a zest mineral edge.
Aged 10 months in French Oak.
Notes: 10 months in 50% new French oak, 50% 1 year old French oak.