2019 Francis Ford Coppola Winery Director's Cut Pinot Noir Russian River

26.95 22.27
Type of Wine Red
Country USA
Region Californie
Appellation Russian River Valley
Winery Francis Ford Coppola Winery
Year 2019
Grape Pinot Noir
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2022 - 2027
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The series of wines labeled Director's are blends from the various appellations of Sonoma County, home of winemaker Corey Beck. Director's Pinot Noir is a blend of fruits from Carneros and Russian River Valley. This combination is entitled to the designation of origin “Sonoma Coast”. The grapes from Carneros are earthy in character, firm, with some spice. Those from Russian River are very intense and rich, due to the even cooler microclimate. The grapes are harvested in the early hours of the morning, which is essential for preserving the Pinot Noir's fruit. Fermentation in large wooden barrels that are open at the top, with the daily breaking of the 'cap', the layer of skins on the wine, provide a lot of color and a powerful taste. The wine then matures in special Burgundy barrels, which perfectly respect the subtle character of the Pinot Noir. The wood rounds off the wine nicely and provides a beautiful elegance. It matures for six months in barrels, of which 70% French and 30% Hungarian oak. 20% of the barrels are new.

The Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 'Director's Cut' is medium cherry red in the glass with a smoky and powerful nose with aromas of blueberries and blackberries, strawberries, a hint of laurel and tobacco with a fine vanilla note. Wonderfully smooth in the mouth, a touch of spiciness, elegant and soft, beautifully typified for Pinot Noir. Medium-bodied red wine. Delicious with grilled salmon, pork chops or risotto with mushrooms.

Vineyard for 2019 Francis Ford Coppola Winery Director's Cut Pinot Noir Russian River

Where wine used to be the exclusive property of winegrowers, it has now also become the playground of celebrities with a passion for wine. Director Francis Ford Coppola, with great films to his name as Apocalypse Now, is a true wine lover. For him, the decision to buy a wine company in the renowned Napa Valley wine region was a logical consequence of this passion for wine. Actually, in 1975, Coppola was looking for a home for the summer months, where he could make some wine in the basement like his grandparents once did. Wine making has been a tradition in the Coppola family for several generations. Agostino Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola's grandfather, made wine in the basement of his New York apartment building. He used cement barrels that he had built himself.

In his search, Francis Coppola came across Inglenook, a special estate in Rutherford, the part of Napa Valley where cabernet sauvignon thrives. The Napa wine company, which produces wines from its own vineyards, was named after its most famous wine, the Rubicon, so it is now known as Rubicon Estate, a producer of absolute top wines. The other wines were housed in Geyserville, Sonoma County, at the Rosso & Bianco Winery. Since 2006 the wines have been made under the name Diamond Collection and Rosso & Bianco, of course as real Coppola wines, with the same high quality requirements. The introduction of this new winery, with all modern techniques, has brought an extra step forward in the quality of the wines under the Francis Ford Coppola Diamond label. This label works with grapes from all over the California coastal strip, where they are purchased from growers with long-term contracts to ensure solid, reliable quality. There is constant consultation between winemakers and growers to arrange all the details of the vineyard management and to determine the exact time for picking. Unlike Hollywood stars, Francis Ford Coppola's wines are by no means superficial: they are powerful, perfectly balanced, have a long finish and are pleasantly smooth. In 2001, the Francis Ford Coppola winery was awarded “Winery of the Year” (Wine & Spirits).

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Type of Wine Red
Country USA
Region Californie
Appellation Russian River Valley
Winery Francis Ford Coppola Winery
Grape Pinot Noir
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2019
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2027
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Tasting Profiles Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Red fruit, Flexible, Full
Drink moments Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch
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