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Francis Ford Coppola Riesling Monterey County Sofia 2009
The Sofia Riesling has an alluring personality, showing off full, ripe fruit flavors that are contrasted by a vibrant acidity. This vintage offers an intoxicating perfume of pears, minerals, and apricots along with luscious flavors of white peaches, green apples, and a hint of pineapple.
Editorial Reviews for Francis Ford Coppola Riesling Monterey County Sofia
Peaches and cream, apples with some spice tones and honey all comes together on the appetizing nose. This is a touch sweet on entry without sufficient acidity to brighten the palate so this remains a bit sweet right through the modest finish. Don't get me wrong, there is some acid here, and the flavors of apples, honey, and pineapple are attractive, it's just that this has no definition in the mouth and limps to a modest finish. 83pts
Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10
A medium-bodied Chard with nice oak and some appley citrus flavors. Heavy and round enough to pair well with anything buttery, but not too rich on its own.
Nice medium-body Chardonnay best tasted at slightly under room temperature.
Highly disappointing. Tasted cheap and brash. Smell and presentation were okay. But taste was more bitter than expected for a Riesling.
Two and a half glasses
External Reviews for Francis Ford Coppola Riesling Monterey County Sofia
WINEMAKERS NOTES2009 was an ideal vintage for the debut release of our Chardonnay. With only light spring rain and warm summer weather free of heat spikes, the season ended with no abrupt climate changes at harvest time, which allowed the grapes to be harvested at a leisurely pace when perfectly ripe.The fruit for this wine is sourced from two cool climate appellations: Monterey and Mendocino. Both of these areas experience extended growing seasons due to mild daytime temperatures, brisk evening temperatures and a prevailing fog that rolls in off the coast. These conditions help the fruit reach optimal ripeness while retaining a crisp, natural acidity for balance.This wine has not been aged in oak or put through malolactic fermentation. This technique produces a lighter-bodied wine with more vibrancy which is ideal for pairing with a range of different foods.
Francis Coppola Chardonnay has light, crisp, exotic tropical citrus flavors and a smooth, delicate finish. Because our Chardonnay is unoaked, you get lovely layers of pure, bright fruit and a silky texture that makes it extremely versatile with a variety of cuisines.
Appearance Golden yellowAromas Apples, ginger, and honeysuckleFlavors Tropical fruit, melon, vanilla and cream
Winemaker Notes - Using only Russian River Valley fruit, we crush the grapes whole-cluster and ferment entirely in French oak barrels to produce a wine with a seductive, round texture and notes of sweet vanilla. This technique also serves to highlight the green apple, honeysuckle and citrus flavors, which are the hallmark of Russian River vineyards.
Herersquo;s a nice, bright Chardonnay that can be described as Chablisian. Itrsquo;s bone dry and very bright in tangy acidity, with a squirt of lime juice over Meyer lemons, pineapples and green apples. A touch of oak adds just the right note of buttered toast. Easy to find, with 73,000 cases produced.
This world-famous producer's Diamond Series Chardonnay shows juicy apple, guava, and melon flavors with a creamy texture.
Our Chardonnay reflects the distinctive personality of Monterrey vineyards, which boast juicy apple, guava and melon flavors. Whole-cluster pressing and a combination of barrel and stainless steel fermentation ensures that the creamy texture and caramelized sugar finish is balanced by a crisp acidity. - Winery
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The 2009* vintage presented extremely desirable conditions, which resulted in exceptional fruit quality. This year’s Sofia Riesling boasts vibrant fruit flavors that are perfectly balanced by a good measure of minerality and natural acidity. Beautiful tropical fruit aromas and notes of honeysuckle are followed by luscious flavors of apple, peach, pineapple, and tangerine.
Notes: 10 months in 50% new French oak, 50 %1-year-old oak barrels
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