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Date Printed: 7/31/2014
Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2008
Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2008
(search item no. 106314)

PRICE ON 7/31/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

In 2008, the punch-down fermentation process produced wines of rich color, fruit concentration, and a balanced tannin profile. The wine was aged in American and French oak for 14 months. Using some Petite Sirah in the final blend gave a bit of structure and spice to the finished wine. Just like the 2007 vintage, this wine pushes the envelope in terms of richness and concentration. With an intense fragrance of black cherries, boysenberry syrup, pepper and spice, the wine spreads out like velvet on the palate with dark port-like flavors of raspberries, black plums, dark chocolate, toffee, and spice.
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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."