Francis Ford Coppola Director's Chardonnay 2012

Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 131516
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%.

Winemaker's Notes

The 2012 Director's Sonoma Coast Chardonnay boasts an evocative scent reminiscent of pineapple, lemon, cloves and honeysuckle. Lush juicy flavors of pears, melon and sweet citrus are crowned with a note of crème brulée. Beautifully balanced with an elegant and textured mouthfeel. Enjoy it with a lobster roll, herb roasted chicken, or grilled peaches with ricotta.

Our Sonoma Coast Director's Chardonnay is sourced from several vineyards across the appellation. Renowned for the influx of daily fog and ocean breezes, soil diversity in the region is what contributes to the complexity of these wines. Temperatures remain mild throughout the growing season yet the appellation receives more than enough sunlight hours to encourage slow ripening for more intense flavor development.

We harvest in the early morning to retain the fruit's vibrant natural acidity, and then wholecluster press. The wine is barrel fermented to add richness and elicit a spiced vanilla character, and it also undergoes partial malolactic fermentation for a creamy mouthfeel.

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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 Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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