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Francis Ford Coppola has a long family history with wine making. He was first exposed to the wine making process while growing up in New York. During this time, his grandfather and uncles would make wine in the basement of their apartment using the grapes that they had shipped in from California. In 1962, Francis met his wife Eleanor on the set of his first feature film. The two later moved to San Francisco and subsequently became the owners of a substantial and beautiful wine estate. Eleanor...
The Director’s Cut Zinfandel delivers ample body and a velvety palate with a bouquet of briary wild berries and earthy forest notes of leather, moss and oak. Succulent flavours of Black plums, anise, pie crust, and flavors reminiscent of Mexican hot chocolate follow.
One of the things that make this Zinfandel unique is the liberal amount of Petite Sirah added to the blend to enhance its structure and complexity. A combination of French and American oak were used, favoring an American Cooper that imparted a nice mocha-espresso nuance. These flavours blended perfectly with this wine.
- 91 Points -
- GOLD MEDAL -
January 2019See detailed press review