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Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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Our Merlot combines fruit from Napa, Sonoma and Monterey. The flavors and textures unique to each region 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 are wrapped up in a soft, smooth tannin structure.

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Francis Ford Coppola Winery:
  Francis Ford Coppola’s love for wine didn’t just sprout up overnight. His grandfather, Agostino Coppola, had a passion for wine back in the 1920s, when he used to make wine in the basement of his New York apartment. They weren’t sophisticated wines: they were just everyday wines that anyone could enjoy. Francis and Eleanor Coppola, Francis’ wife, attempted ... Read more
  Francis Ford Coppola’s love for wine didn’t just sprout up overnight. His grandfather, Agostino Coppola, had a passion for wine back in the 1920s, when he used to make wine in the basement of his New York apartment. They weren’t sophisticated wines: they were just everyday wines that anyone could enjoy. Francis and Eleanor Coppola, Francis’ wife, attempted to continue this passion when they purchased their own vineyard in Rutherford, California in 1975 using the proceeds from The Godfather. This plot was a part of the historic Inglenook Winery, and it included the former home of Gustave Niebaum, member of the Culinary Institute of America’s Vintner’s Hall of Fame. After tireless effort by the whole family, the winery produced its first vintage in 1977 under the Niebaum-Coppola label. After many years of success, the family purchased Inglenook Winery in its entirety in 1995. In 2006, the winery was renamed to Rubicon Estate Winery in honor of the estate’s flagship wine. The Coppola family couldn’t stop there - in March 2006, they purchased the former Chateau Souverain winery in Geyserville, California, transforming it into the Francis Ford Coppola Winery. In their first four years, their family of wines exploded from 12 to 45 wines. Corey Beck was made the director of wine-making and the general manager of the winery, and he currently oversees seven wine brands. There are currently 9 lines of wine, each with a different personality and varietal composition. The Sofia line, for example, was created as a gift from Francis to his daughter, and it exudes charm, style, and romance. Read less

Member Reviews for Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: nventure
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1.00 5
06/10/2012

What à dissappointent. Loved thé 2005 but thé 2010 Is terrible!


Snooth User: k5weet
887409259
3.50 5
01/16/2012

This was my go to Summer Rose. Not sweet and very refreshing.


Snooth User: riddleric
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2.50 5
05/08/2014

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
09/27/2011

Coppola blush wine shows cool-climate acidity and a fine minerality that make it racy and clean. There also are long hangtime hints of raspberries and strawberries. It s a fine rose to drink with bouillabaisse. From Francis Ford Coppola.


External Review
01/27/2015

Here's an impressive Cab from Francis Ford Coppola. His Director's line showcases the quality and forward drinkablility of Sonoma County fruit. Cabernet grapes are sourced from throughout Sonoma's famous sub-regions including Alexander Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma Valley and more. Literally dozens of lots are then vinified separately. The final blend is then aged 14 months in French and American oak barrels, 40% new. Of course the outstanding 2010 vintage doesn't hurt but this wine show brilliant fruit concentration, supple tannins and delightful hints of toast and vanilla. Another Oscar worthy effort from Francis Ford Coppola at a great price.


External Review
02/05/2013

Our Blue Label Merlot has brilliant, deep garnet color with aromas of bright red cherries and clove spice. Supple red plum and black cherry flavors highlight the palate, with subtle notes of light milk chocolate and vanilla bean evident on the long finish.



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Classically structured with ripe, supple tannins and an elegant balance of fruit, our 2010 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. While dazzling on the palate now, this wine has the structure and dimension to gain complexity in the years to come.

Our Merlot combines fruit from Napa, Sonoma and Monterey. The flavors and textures unique to each region 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 are wrapped up in a soft, smooth tannin structure.

Notes: 60% French oak, 40% American oak; 20% new barrels


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