"Winemaking and filmmaking are two great art forms." -Francis Ford Coppola
Every year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes excellence in filmmaking with an Academy Award® known as the Oscar®. As a fourteen-time nominee and five-time Oscar winner, Francis Ford Coppola has a long relationship with the Academy, including being the recipient of the Irving G. Thalberg Award for his lifetime achievements in film. As a way of saying ‘thank you’ to the Academy, Coppola created two special wines for the 89th annual Academy Awards® and Governors Ball, the Academy’s official post-Oscars® celebration.
2015 was a noteworthy year. Not only did it mark the fourth consecutive season of exceptional fruit quality in California, the year also saw the earliest harvest on record. Warm spring conditions prompted early bud break, and a lack of rain coupled with steady temperatures throughout the season yielded a lighter than normal crop with intensely concentrated fruit.
Fragrant and alluring, the 2015 Cinema Premiere 89th Edition Chardonnay boasts nuances of pineapple, quince, and crème brulée along with lush, juicy flavors redolent of citrus, tropical fruit, honeysuckle, and aromatic spices. Textured and creamy as a result of malolactic fermentation, this wine’s depth and fullness is further elevated by its long, elegant finish.
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10 months; 3 months in new French oak