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92 Points

Gold

2017 Critics Challenge

Limited production wines showcasing the uniqueness of Sonoma County.

Francis Coppola Reserve

Nimble Vineyard
Syrah

92 Points

Gold

2017 Critics Challenge

  • Succulent flavors of sweet fruit are carried by smooth tannins and a long, silky finish.

2015 was the fourth consecutive season of exceptional fruit quality in California and one in which there was another early harvest. Warm spring conditions prompted early bud break and lack of rain coupled with steady temperatures throughout the summer months contributed to lower yields and rich, concentrated fruit.This year’s Francis Coppola Reserve Syrah offers more weight and concentration than previous vintages. Rich and extremely lush on the palate, this full-bodied wine boasts impeccable structure and precision. Distinctly earthy in character, the initial fragrance offers briary berry impressions along with tobacco, nutmeg, lavender, and notes of Herbes de Provence. Dark, succulent flavors of cherries and black plums follow, with elevated spice nuances on the toasted wood, mocha-tinged finish.

YEAR
2015

WINEMAKER
Corey Beck

BLEND
92% Syrah, 8% Petite Sirah

ALCOHOL
14.9%

BARREL REGIMEN
15 months in French oak; 25% new oak

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