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Director's Zinfandel

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Featuring good depth & velvety texture

Lush, ripe fruit flavors & supple tannins

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HISTORY 

History
Several years ago when the Coppola family opened the doors to its wine and food destination 
in Sonoma County, California, the winemaking team was asked to create a series of wines that 
would reflect its own artistic interpretation of Sonoma County.
The winemakers decided to produce two separate collections in order to showcase Sonoma 
County as one of the premier wine growing regions of the world. The first—Director’s Cut—
offers limited production wines that are grown in the distinct sub-appellations of Sonoma, small 
areas that produce specific terroir traits we like. The second—Director’s—is comprised of four 
classic varietals, which are 
By blending the fruit from a variety of geographic climates, we’re able to create wines that offer 
lush, ripe fruit flavors, a light silky texture, and soft, supple tannins. Director’s wines demonstrate 
Sonoma County’s unique character and style. 
Vintage
2012 was an excellent vintage across California because of steady, mild temperatures that 
persisted throughout summer. It’s certain to go down in the books as one of the best vintages of 
the decade. As a result of the ideal conditions, our Zinfandel demonstrates exquisite flavors and 
great structure.
Winemaker Notes
This year’s Zinfandel was sourced from a broad range of vineyards we like for their expressive 
character. We also added a touch of Petite Sirah to the blend this year for added weight. The 
grapes were grown in Sonoma Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and Alexander Valley, regions that 
experience warm daytime temperatures and contrasting cool nighttime temperatures. These 
temperature differentials prevent the fruit from developing overly ripe flavors, allowing the true 
varietal character to express itself, rather than get syrupy, raisin-like flavors that mask the briary 
red fruits, pepper and spice notes the grape is known for
Tasting Notes
We age our Zinfandel in a combination of French and American oak barrels to accentuate the 
wine’s spice characteristics. Our 2012 Director’s Zinfandel offers good depth, a velvety texture, 
a range of red and black fruit flavors, exotic spice notes, a hint of pepper, and a long fragrant 
finish. Scents of boysenberries, currants and allspice are followed by luscious layers of cherries, 
plums, and vanilla toasted oak. A delicious pairing for grilled lamb chops, barbecued spare ribs, 
or macaroni and cheese. HISTORY

When the Coppola family opened the doors to its wine and food destination in Sonoma County, California, the winemaking team was asked to create a series of wines that would reflect its own artistic interpretation of Sonoma County. Our Director’s family of wines harness this vision with two distinct tiers: Director’s and Director’s Cut. Director’s is comprised of four classic varietals, which are grown in diverse vineyards across the entire expanse of Sonoma County. By blending the fruit from a variety of geographic climates, we’re able to create wines that offer lush, ripe fruit flavors, a light silky texture, and soft, supple tannins—elegant wines designed for immediate enjoyment, which demonstrate Sonoma County’s unique character and style.


 VINTAGE

2012 was an excellent vintage across California because of steady, mild temperatures that persisted throughout summer. It’s certain to go down in the books as one of the best vintages of the decade. As a result of the ideal conditions, our Zinfandel demonstrates exquisite flavors and great structure.

WINEMAKER'S NOTES

This year’s Zinfandel was sourced from a broad range of vineyards we like for their expressive character. We also added a touch of Petite Sirah to the blend this year for added weight. The grapes were grown in Sonoma Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and Alexander Valley, regions that experience warm daytime temperatures and contrasting cool nighttime temperatures. These temperature differentials prevent the fruit from developing overly ripe flavors, allowing the true varietal character to express itself, rather than get syrupy, raisin-like flavors that mask the briary red fruits, pepper and spice notes the grape is known for.

TASTING NOTES

We age our Zinfandel in a combination of French and American oak barrels to accentuate the wine’s spice characteristics. Our 2012 Director’s Zinfandel offers good depth, a velvety texture, a range of red and black fruit flavors, exotic spice notes, a hint of pepper, and a long fragrant finish. Scents of boysenberries, currants and allspice are followed by luscious layers of cherries, plums, and vanilla toasted oak. A delicious pairing for grilled lamb chops, barbecued spare ribs, or macaroni and cheese. 

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