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As Francis Coppola’s Head Winemaker, Corey Beck will tell you, “There aren’t many places in the world with such climatic diversity as California’s Sonoma County.” This allows growers to make both great warm climate wines like Cabernet Sauvignon along with wonderful cold climate varietals such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. This diversity is shown in the Director’s series from Coppola. For the Cabernet, Coppola sources fruit from the Alexander and Sonoma Valleys for richness & power while the Chardonnay & Pinot Noir comes from the Sonoma Coast & Russian River AVAs for freshness and acidity. These are great examples of Sonoma’s viticultural bounty as well as an eonological view of this great region. Cut! Print! Put it in the bottle. Now it’s time for you to review the Director’s wines.

Bill The Wine Guy

 


 

Coppola Director’s Sonoma Cabernet
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The Director’s Cabernet Sauvignon is endowed with gorgeous impressions of boysenberries, cherries, anise, and toasted oak. Ripe, juicy fruit flavors build upon a luscious texture with supple tannins.

 


 

Coppola Director’s Sonoma Merlot
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Director’s Merlot offers excellent body and a bold palate of blackberries, cherries, and currants layered with earthy spices, toasted wood, and a hint of vanilla. Well-toned tannins enhance the wine’s fine structure and a long finish adds to its allure.

 


Coppola Director’s Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
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The Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir reflects the beauty of the vintage with an alluring fragrance of raspberries, cherries, and rose petals. Silky upon entry, the wine broadens on the palate, growing richer and more flavorful with sweet juicy flavors of strawberries, cherries, and cloves, as well as notes of tea leaves and candied orange peel. Toasted oak rounds out the spice character and helps sustain its elegant structure.

 


Coppola Director’s Sonoma Chardonnay
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The wine is perfectly balanced with luscious flavors of apple, melon, tropical fruits, and a hint of citrus. It has a long finish, vanilla and spice notes, and just the right amount of body and lusciousness.

 


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