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Date Printed: 9/15/2014
Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2007
Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2007
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PRICE ON 9/15/2014: $22.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Aside from the fact Pinot Noir has a delicate nature and is therefore tricky to work with, we are careful to extract as much color as possible from the grapes without accumulating too much tannin. In the cellar, we place whole clusters of fruit into open-top fermenters and punch down several times a day. The must is then pressed and placed into small barrels where it matures for nearly a year, undergoing racking throughout its development. Our 2007 Pinot Noir shows rich, seductive flavors and a velvety texture. It offers pure impressions of strawberries, raspberries and cherries as well as a hint of lavender and fragrant notes of clove and sandalwood.
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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."