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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Chardonnay (half-bottle) 1998
Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Chardonnay (half-bottle) 1998
(search item no. 12981)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $11.24

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

Winemaker's Notes:

Immediately the aromatics of the 98 Chardonnay are classic to any Chardonnay drinker; very ripe apples and pear aromas with the telltale lemon and toasty oak scents from barrel fermentation. The palette is pure tropical fruit and ripe pear flavors with a creamy texture. The extensive aging Surlies barrel fermentation has created an impressively dense and persistent finish.
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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."