Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Sonoma County    California   
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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 96084)
Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

We chose to make a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon rather than blend in other varietals so that we could create a real terroir wine that demonstrates true varietal character. Our 2006 Director's Cut Cabernet offers a rich perfume of plums, cherries, wild berries and cedar as well as dark, decadent flavors of blueberries, cassis, cocoa and spice. This vintage experienced a 20% reduction in crop yield. Having less fruit automatically enables the grapes to develop more concentration, which is exactly what happened here. Not only are the wine's tannins sweet and mature from the extended growing season, the flavors are ripe, lush and prolonged on the finish because of the fruit's immense concentration.

This wine will drink well now while young, but it also has the structure to develop even more complexity in years to come.

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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."