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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...
This vintage exhibits aromas of currents, plums, and vanilla. It is garnet red in appearance with tasting notes of black cherries, boysenberries, and smoky oak.
The 2012 Rosso was an exceptional vintage as there were no weather extremes in either the spring or the fall. These ideal conditions allowed the grapes to ripen steadily and evenly. This year’s Rosso offers beautiful concentration, impeccable balance, and lush, fragrant, fruit flavors.
The fruit used in this vintage 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.
The 2012 Rosso offers a velvety texture, supple tannins and aromatic flavors of berries, plums, cherries and smoky spices. Well-balanced and highly versatile with food, Rosso pairs perfectly with anything from grilled meats to rich sauces and hearty pasta dishes.