"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.
2013 was deemed one of the best vintages of the decade. The preceding season, also having experienced good weather, optimized the vines with fewer clusters and smaller berries. This, coupled with moderate summer temperatures that helped prolong ripening so that the fruit developed rich concentration and profuse aromatics, is why the 2013 vintage offers such exceptional depth and dimension.
Well-endowed, velvety in texture, and with just the right amount of tannin to elevate the opulent fruit character, fragrant notes of briary berries, juicy pomegranate, black pepper, and cloves are followed by long-lived flavors of cherries, cassis, star anise, and toasted woods—all of which crescendo on the finish.
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Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Merlot
15 months French and American oak