Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2012

Pinot Noir from Russian River, California

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Item No. 131518
  • red wine
Alcohol By Volume: 13.7%

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

2012 delivered extremely well-balanced fruit with an amazing fragrance and deep, full body. It also offered excellent color, which we bring out by pressing in whole clusters. The fruit goes into open-top fermenters where punch downs are performed several times each day. When fermentation is complete, the wine is placed in French oak barrels for about 10 months of maturation; the wine is racked several times. Lush on the palate and velvety in texture, this Director's Cut Pinot Noir unleashes a beautiful perfume of raspberries, rose petals and cloves, followed by deep, dark flavors of cherries and plums, sensuous spices, earthy notes, tea leaves and sandalwood, all of which build and linger on the finish.

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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 Russian River

The Russian River Valley is named as such due to its proximity to the Russian River, the river itself named for the Russian fur traders who came down from Alaska in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Russian River is agricultural land. While there is a focus on wine, beyond the vineyards are many small, family-owned farms cultivating everything from cattle to...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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