Director's Cut Zinfandel 2016

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA

Director's Cut Zinfandel
2016

$37.59*

| +12 BAM points

* Suggested retail price
Product code
5414
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Specialty listing
Status
Available
Country
United States
Regulated designation
American Viticultural Areas (AVA)
Region
California
Subregion
Sonoma, Dry Creek Valley
Varietal(s)
Zinfandel 89 %
Petite Sirah 11 %
Color
Red
Closure type
Cork
Availability
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About this winery

Francis Ford Coppola has a long family history with wine making. He was first exposed to the wine making process while growing up in New York. During this time, his grandfather and uncles would make wine in the basement of their apartment using the grapes that they had shipped in from California. In 1962, Francis met his wife Eleanor on the set of his first feature film. The two later moved to San Francisco and subsequently became the owners of a substantial and beautiful wine estate. Eleanor...

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Notes about product

Grapes for this Zinfandel are sourced from vineyards that use different growing practices. The first combines traditional farming practices along with dry farming of mature vines that are head-trained, spur-pruned, and severely thinned in the spring to produce low yields. The other method utilizes bilateral cordon spur pruning, on-wire trellising, drop irrigation, and carefully manicured canopies.

Winemaking notes

Half of the fruit was crushed whole, fermented in open-top fermentors for maximum color extraction and flavor enhancement. Aged for 17 months in French & American oak; 20% new barrels.

Tasting notes

Aromas of sweet spice, wood, tobacco, and whiskey barrels meld seamlessly with flavours of cherries, blackberries, cloves, and cocoa.

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