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Date Printed: 11/26/2014
Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Chardonnay 2012
Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Chardonnay 2012
(search item no. 125223)

PRICE ON 11/26/2014: $8.99

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:

2012 was an excellent vintage across California because of steady, mild temperatures that persisted throughout summer. The fortuitous weather conditions helped our Chardonnay develop very pronounced aromatics. The perfect balance of sweet, luscious fruit and crisp natural acidity make this a standout wine.

Tasting Profile:
Appearance: Light Gold
Aromas: Tropical fruit, pears, honeysuckle
Flavors: Apples, tangerine, and cloves

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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."