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Francis Ford Coppola Sofia Rose Miscellaneous Usa Red 2009
We typically harvest the grapes for our Sofia Rosè at a lower brix to ensure we get a light wine that pairs elegantly with food. This vintage, there were no extended periods of hot summer weather, so the brix at harvest was absolutely ideal. A few extra weeks of hang time furthered flavor concentration. Immediately after being picked, the fruit is brought to the winery, crushed and destemmed. For color extraction, the grapes cold soak for 48 hours before the juice is separated from the skins. Then, we ferment at a cool temperature in order to retain the crisp acidity that is critical for this style of wine.
External Reviews for Francis Ford Coppola Sofia Rose Miscellaneous Usa Red
Winemaker's NotesWith Merlot, the objective is to create a wine that has structure and complexity, but soft, smooth tannins. We find that sourcing fruit from several different appellations works best to give us a Merlot that exudes multiple layers of flavor and a nice seductive texture. We also blend in small amounts of Syrah and Petite Sirah to achieve a richer color. Grapes that come from Paso Robles provide sweet fruit flavors, spice notes and earthy, mineral nuances while the Sonoma fruit contributes natural acidity to create more balance and finesse. Monterey County grapes provide concentration; a result of the well-drained sandy loam soils that characterize the region. 2009 was an excellent vintage that featured only light spring rain, warm summer weather and no abrupt climate changes at season's end. These amazing conditions resulted in a richly textured Merlot that's abundantly flavorful and perfectly balanced by supple tannins and notes of spice and oak. ...
Spicy, full-bodied red wine layered with dark berry fruit impressions and an edge of earthiness
Immensely fragrant and brimming with dark, rich flavors of briary blackberries, plums and cherries, this wine is dense and highly fruity but with ample points of intrigue from notes of vanilla, espresso, nutmeg and alluring wood nuances.
Komplexe Struktur, schön ausgewogen, mit gut eingebundenen Tanninen, Aromen schwarzer Schokolade, Minze und Vanille
"Just one word for this Zin: delicious. It's really classic Dry Creek, maybe a little softer than many, but profoundly ripe in wild berry, cherry, cola, licorice, black pepper and sandalwood flavors that finish long and deep. Great price for a Zinfandel this good." 92 Points
With his Director's Cut series of wines Francis Ford Coppola focuses on the elite sub-regions of Sonoma County so of course this Zinfandel is sourced entirely from Dry Creek Valley with it's many old vines vineyards and its picture-perefct growing conditions for Zin. This zesty 2009 scored 92 points in Wine Enthusiast Magazine who said "Just one word for this Zin: delicious. It's really classic Dry Creek, maybe a little softer than many, but profoundly ripe in wild berry, cherry, cola, licorice, black pepper and sandalwood flavors that finish long and deep. Great price for a Zinfandel this good."
Classically structured with ripe, supple tannins and an elegant balance of fruit, our 2009 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.
Food Pairings for Francis Ford Coppola Sofia Rose Miscellaneous Usa Red
The 2009 Sofia Rosè displays a luminous magenta hue and beautiful perfume of wild strawberries, tea leaves, and violets. Luscious flavors of raspberries, cherries, candied orange, and cloves enliven the palate, making this year's vintage richly fruited yet graceful and lightly textured.
Notes: 20 months in French oak barrels
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