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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2008
(search item no. 98802)

PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $15.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Winemakers across the state experienced several challenges during the 2008 growing season. Spring frost damaged some vineyards, which significantly reduced the crop size. The upside of this was the remaining fruit was characterized by smaller berries with more concentrated flavors. The subsequent heat wave in late August produced rapid ripening of white grapes, which forced harvest to begin several weeks early so we wouldn't lose the natural acidity we look for in Sauvignon Blanc. Despite the fact the weather kept us on our toes, the wine displays a lovely balance between sweet, juicy flavors and a bright, zesty palate. The wine is pale straw in color with aromas of guava, pineapple, tangerine. Pink grapefruit, lemon, fig and melon are found on the palate.

Serve chilled with simple crepes, a salad topped with goat cheese, or Chinese egg rolls.

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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."