Posts Tagged Francis Ford Coppola Winery

2011 Francis Ford Coppola Winery ‘Sofia’ Blanc de Blancs, Monterey County

This is a blend of Pinot Blanc, Riesling and Muscat. The nose is floral and sweet, showing moderate Mandarin orange notes, rounded by vanilla. The initial burst of effervescence in the mouth leads to a surprisingly sweet-tart, dry finish. A clean... Read more

FFC: Lots of Stars in the Cellar

By Glen Frederiksen “Patton.” “The Godfather.” “The Conversation.” “The Godfather, Part II.” “Apocalypse Now.” Francis Ford Coppola is a movie director, producer and screenwriter. He has six Oscars sitting on his... Read more

2009 Francis Ford Coppola Votre Santé Pinot Noir, California

Translucent dusty ruby in color. The nose is framed by a woodsy clove-rubberband scent. Underneath, wild raspberry, dark cherry and a hint of earth lurk. The clove spice remains at the forefront on the palate and through to the finish. There’s a... Read more

2008 Francis Ford Coppola Director’s Cut Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley

Opaque, purple-black hue. Cinnamon and clove wood notes frame black pepper-tinged black berries, cherries and plum. Once in the mouth, spicy, sweet, syrupy black fruits spread smoothly across the palate. At the finish, the sweet fruit picks up some... Read more

2010 Francis Ford Coppola Winery Moscato, California

The color is like a neon passion fruit, thanks to the addition of 4% Alicante Bouschet, a black pulp grape. Lightly effervescent, the sweet nose shows off flowers, rosewater and orange marmalade. It is clearly sweet in the mouth, but without the... Read more

2010 Francis Ford Coppola Winery Sofia Rosé, Monterey County

A transparent neon pink color. The fruity nose exhibits lots of strawberry compote, banana, sweet cherry and a spice note of cinnamon/clove. What we especially like is what isn’t there — the ubiquitous cooked rhubarb seen in so many California... Read more

2009 Francis Ford Coppola Winery Director’s Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

A clear, translucent ruby color with violet highlights. The nose has ample cherry cola, red raspberry, black tea and a whiff of burnt orange rind. With an hour of aeration, dark flowers (violets?) emerge. There’s a lively acidity in the mouth, yet... Read more

2009 Francis Ford Coppola Winery Reserve Viognier, Lily’s Vineyard, Russian River Valley

A bright golden hue. The nose is a basketful of exotic flowers and ripe tropical fruits — papaya, guava, banana and Mandarin orange come to mind. The wine is full and creamy on the palate, finishing with a lush, lingering, Creamsickle kiss. This... Read more