With rich, smooth, creamy aromas of juicy pineapple and butterscotch, this wine embraces a buttery, caramel, and ripe yellow fruit style
With rich, smooth, creamy aromas of juicy pineapple and butterscotch, this wine embraces a buttery, caramel, and ripe yellow fruit style. The finish is long and lingering. The 2020 94th Awards Chardonnay is a compelling illustration of what the appellation can offer.
Winemaking has been a Coppola family tradition spanning several generations. So has making art and providing entertainment – endeavors spanning music, cinema, dining experiences, and more. For Francis Ford Coppola, each of these embodies a celebration of life, merely designed with different tools. Wine, like cinema, is the result of many people coming together to execute a singular artistic vision. Each year, Hollywood honors and celebrates the best of the year’s films and filmmakers. It is in this spirit that we offer The Francis Ford Coppola Winery 94th Awards wines.
The warm spring in 2020 made for early bud break in most regions, followed by a cool March and April providing variable temperatures. Temperatures levelled off and stayed consistently warm throughout June and July and increasing again in August. During harvest, special micro ferments were performed to test for quality. We found that the 2020 vintage wines are tasting exceptional!
The climate of the Russian River Valley is greatly influenced by the fog that rolls in each evening from the nearby Pacific Ocean. This maritime layer cools the vineyards down in the evenings from their daytime temperature by as much as 35 to 40 degrees, creating conditions that allow the gradual ripening of grapes, and better retention of natural acidity for a perfect balance.