FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA, DIRECTOR'S CUT CHARDONNAY RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY 2012
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Gold Medal - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Intense spice aromatics and fruit flavors
In the film business, the “Director’s Cut” emerged as a means for filmmakers to present their own creative vision of a story. At the Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Director’s Cut wines were created as a way for wine “director” Corey Beck to craft wines that would reflect his own unique interpretation of the quintessential Sonoma wine. Corey’s vision for Director’s Cut embraces appellation-specific sourcing, meticulous fruit selection, and numerous blending trials so that our wines capture the distinct nuances of Sonoma’s mesoclimates in a highly refined style well-suited to fine cuisine and premium wine lists.
We crush our Russian River Chardonnay whole-cluster and then ferment entirely in French oak barrels to achieve a rich wine with a spicy finish and creamy mouthfeel. Our 2012 Director’s Cut Chardonnay boasts a dazzling fragrance of tropical fruits, peaches, and allspice followed by opulent flavors of spiced pears, juicy pineapple, and tangerine. Full-bodied and impeccably balanced, the fruit infused crème brulee finish makes for a dramatic finale.