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Date Printed: 11/22/2014
Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Chardonnay 2002
Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Chardonnay 2002
(search item no. 60730)

PRICE ON 11/22/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Aromas of crisp pear and fresh melon are packed into this Chardonnay between rich tropical flavors of pineapple and guava. Hints of citrus and spice round out the palate, followed by sweet crème brûlée and vanilla from the French oak barrel aging. The finish is pleasing and crisp with an essence of citrus.

The Francis Coppola Diamond Series wines are made from grapes grown in California's coastal and inland valleys. Rich and ripe, these wines represent the individual flavors of the varietals accentuated by lengthy barrel aging for added complexity and style.

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About Francis Ford Coppola Winery:

Francis Ford Coppola Winery, re-opened in July 2010, is the latest venture from Francis Ford Coppola, whose passion for wine, food and adventure is nowhere more evident than in this new production – a winery resort located in the heart of Alexander Valley, California. Among the many attractions at the property, Francis Ford Coppola Winery features a wine tasting bar, two restaurants, swimming pools, a movie gallery, a performing arts pavilion and a park area with game tables and bocce courts.

Francis puts it best, saying the winery is meant to be "a wine wonderland, a park of pleasure where people of all ages can enjoy all the best things in life – food, wine, music, dancing, games, swimming and performances of all types. A place to celebrate the love of life."