Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Sauvignon Blanc from California

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Item No. 98802
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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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.

Learn About Francis Ford Coppola Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Other California

California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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