Francis Ford Coppola Rosso & Bianco Rosso 2011

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Appearance: Garnet red. Aromas: Cherries, cassis, sweet oak. Flavors: Mixed berries, plums, spice.

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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
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Member Reviews for Francis Ford Coppola Rosso & Bianco Rosso

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Snooth User: jamessulis
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3.00 5
08/20/2014

This is an everyday type of red. It's very appealing, nice grape flavor, mild tannins, nice aftertaste with lingering flavor. Bit of vanilla, tad of spice and a lovely finish. Coppola wines rock. Never disappointing in my red world.


Snooth User: b01d
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3.00 5
09/16/2013

great Chardonnay for the price.


Snooth User: annecara
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3.00 5
03/28/2013

Three glasses


External Reviews for Francis Ford Coppola Rosso & Bianco Rosso

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
04/30/2013

Appearance: Garnet redAromas: Cherries, cassis, sweet oakFlavors: Mixed berries, plums, spiceOur Rosso fruit is grown in Lodi, where warm sunny days give way to cool afternoons and evenings. This temperature differential slows the ripening process and allows the grapes to gain more dimension.Rosso's flavor complexity is a result of blending varietals: Zinfandel offers sweet, juicy flavors and lively spice nuances, Syrah gives the wine a velvety texture, Cabernet Sauvignon provides the structure and red fruit flavors, and Petite Sirah contributes weight and body.2011 was a long, cool vintage with smaller than normal yields. The benefit of having less fruit on the vines is that the grapes develop more intense aromatics and flavor complexity. Because the grapes experienced longer hang-time as well, this year's Rosso offers beautiful concentration. - Corey Beck, Winemaker


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/17/2014

Appearance: Garnet red Aromas: Cherries, cassis, sweet oak Flavors: Mixed berries, plums, spice Our Rosso fruit is grown in Lodi, where warm sunny days give way to cool afternoons and evenings. This temperature differential slows the ripening process and allows the grapes to gain more dimension. Rosso's flavor complexity is a result of blending varietals: Zinfandel offers sweet, juicy flavors and lively spice nuances, Syrah gives the wine a velvety texture, Cabernet Sauvignon provides the structure and red fruit flavors, and Petite Sirah contributes weight and body. 2011 was a long, cool vintage with smaller than normal yields. The benefit of having less fruit on the vines is that the grapes develop more intense aromatics and flavor complexity. Because the grapes experienced longer hang-time as well, this year's Rosso offers beautiful concentration. - Corey Beck, Winemaker



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Tasting Notes:

Our 2011 Chardonnay has a silky texture, luscious fruit flavors, and lively spice notes. By fermenting in stainless steel rather than oak barrels, you get lovely layers of pure, sweet fruit and a fresh, crisp finish that makes it extremely versatile with a variety of cuisines.

Appearance: Garnet red. Aromas: Cherries, cassis, sweet oak. Flavors: Mixed berries, plums, spice.

Dietary Information: Organic


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