Features balanced structure with flavors of warm baking spices, and wild berry jam
Features balanced structure with flavors of warm baking spices, and wild berry jam.
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.
There are two techniques for growing Zinfandel in Dry Creek Valley. One consists of traditional farming practices and includes the dry farming of mature vines that are head-trained, spur-pruned, and severely thinned in the spring to produce low yields. The other method utilizes bilateral cordon spur pruning, on-wire trellising, drop irrigation, and carefully manicured canopies. We source our Zinfandel from vineyards that are farmed both ways. The combination produces an illustrious, multi-dimensional wine, showcasing all that Zinfandel has to offer.
The warm spring in 2020 made for early bud break in most regions, followed by a cool March and April and variable temperatures.
Temperatures levelled off and stayed consistently warm throughout July and August. During harvest, we ran micro ferments to test for
quality, and found that the 2020 vintage wines are tasting exceptional!
Barrel Regimen100% barrel aged in 30% new French oak and 10% American oak, for 15 months