Francis Ford Coppola Eleanor 2010

Red Blends from North Coast, California

Item No. 131513
  • red wine
Alcohol By Volume: 14.4%

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

Similar to Australia's famed Penfold's Grange, Eleanor is a robust red blend that combines fruit from both of the Coppola properties. We blended Syrah and Zinfandel grown in Rutherford with Dry Creek Valley Syrah and a small amount of Alexander Valley Cabernet to create a unique bottling that is very long lived with exceptional depth and complexity. The wine was fermented in open-top fermenters and punched down 3-4 times daily. It spent two years in French oak to achieve tannin refinement and integration. The sheer intensity of the fruit coupled with the wine's density makes Eleanor Red an ideal cellar selection that will reward additional aging.

Fragrant on the nose. Dark and luscious on the palate. Our 2010 Eleanor offers a dramatic bouquet of boysenberries, plums, and anise followed by rich, succulent flavors of raspberries, cherries and dark chocolate. Notes of spice, pepper, and earthy minerals build and broaden on the finish. This vintage is textured and wellendowed with sturdy tannins that are offset by very pure fruit expressions. While it's enjoyable now with a short decanting, this wine will be even more rewarding after time in the cellar.

Blend: 47% Syrah–Rutherford; 24% Syrah–Dry Creek Valley; 24% Zinfandel–Rutherford; 5% Cabernet Sauvignon–Alexander Valley

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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 North Coast

Beyond Napa and Sonoma in the north you find a couple of other counties producing great wine. Among these are Mendocino and Lake County. The northernmost California winegrowing regions, these two counties are right above Napa and Sonoma, geographically. Yet, wine-wise they are very different - both from their southern neighbors and from each other. Notable Facts Mendocino...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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