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
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