Francis Ford Coppola Director's Pinot Noir 2011

Pinot Noir from Sonoma County, California

Price: $22.99 $18.99
Save $4.00 (17%)
Item No. 125206
Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

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

Our 2011 Director's Pinot Noir offers a luscious perfume of strawberries, pomegranate, and cloves, which is accented with a pervasive floral note that broadens as the wine opens. Rich and complex, the dark juicy flavors of cherries, cranberries, licorice, herbs, and toasted wood create a beautiful wine with real dimension and complexity. Enjoy with mushroom and Gouda empanadas, herb-encrusted pork tenderloin or grilled salmon.

Director's Pinot Noir is made from a blend of Carneros and Russian River Valley fruit. Because we combine fruit from two appellations, we designate this wine "Sonoma Coast." Our Carneros fruit boasts notes of spice and earth while our Russian River fruit offers density and richness. We harvest in the early morning hours so that the fruit retains its vibrancy as it's placed into open-top fermenters. Daily punch downs of the must gently extract the color and flavors as fermentation progresses. Finally, we use Burgundy-style barrels for maturation.

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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 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 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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