Francis Ford Coppola may be best known as the Academy Award winning director of The Godfather – but he’s also gaining an international reputation for the stunning wines of his Sonoma estate. This electrifying ‘Director’s Cut’ combines these two passions into one deep, dark Cabernet.
The mastermind in charge of bringing Coppola’s vision to life? Twenty-year winemaking veteran Corey Beck, who worked at Napa’s storied Inglenook and also served as cellar master at Château Montelena (whose California Cab famously bested its Bordeaux counterparts at the Judgment of Paris tasting in 1976). Corey knows where all the good fruit is hidden, and he used his extensive connections to find the very best for this Cab.
It shows all the class of California’s exceptional 2016, the latest in a string of phenomenal vintages for the Golden State – ”everyone was thrilled with 2016 … Nearly every vigneron and vintner I talked to was thrilled with what 2016 has produced, so the party continues,” writes The Wine Advocate.
Here, you’re in for a dose of intense cassis and black currant, plus a touch of spice from expert oak aging. Add in that trademark Cab backbone of rich tannins, and it’s the perfect match for meaty stews, cheesy pizza or hearty beef roasts.
As with all of Coppola’s wines, this bold Cab is crafted in tiny batches. Hurry for your share.