Bright and medium bodied, with flavors of red currant, cherry, and cola
Bright and medium bodied, with flavors of red currant, cherry, and cola.
Named after the version of a film which most reflects the director's vision, Director's Cut wines represent our winemaker's vision of varietal wines, which express true appellation character.
In the film business, the “Director’s Cut” emerged as a means for filmmakers to present their own creative vision of a story. At Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Director’s Cut wines were created as a way for our winemakers to craft wines that would reflect their own unique interpretation of the quintessential Sonoma wine.
The core of the Zinfandel is sourced from Coppola’s own Estate Vineyards. Climbing up the rolling foothills on the western side of Alexander Valley, these vines tend to develop chewy, grippy tannin structure that is evocative of this varietal’s home in Puglia, Italy. It is complemented by juicy red and black fruit Cabernet Sauvignon from throughout Alexander Valley and Pine Mountain AVAs with a focus on the silkiest tannins.
The 2020 Director’s Cut Cinema is sourced from both Alexander Valley and Pine Mountain AVAs. Having made single varietal Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel for many years now, we understand the diverse profiles of different selections, and have honed our expertise in creating Director’s Cut Cinema using fruit that creates an exciting, bold, and harmonious blend each vintage.
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Barrel Regimen50% new oak. No more than 10% American oak, with the balance being French oak.