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Date Printed: 12/28/2014
Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2008
Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2008
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/28/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Using Russian River fruit, we crush the grapes whole-cluster and ferment entirely in French oak barrels to produce a wine with a seductive, round texture and notes of sweet vanilla. Not only does this technique create a lavish character, it works to highlight the green apple, honeysuckle, and citrus flavors, which are the hallmark of Russian River vineyards.
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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."