Aromas of plum blossom, light spice come together with notes of fresh tart and plum for a beautiful finish
Aromas of plum blossom, light spice come together with notes of fresh tart and plum for a beautiful finish.
Winemaking has been a Coppola family tradition for several generations. So has making art and providing entertainment, from music and cinema to fine dining experiences and more. For Francis Ford Coppola, all these endeavors embody a celebration of life, merely designed with different tools. This wine’s label, featuring Eleanor Coppola’s handwriting, is based on the original label design from the Coppola family’s first wines bottled in the early 1980s. Four decades later, the family’s small wine endeavor is now an established wine legacy.
Boasting a deep garnet color, the 2021 Grenache is light bodied, and refreshing. Aromas of plum blossom, light spice, and bright red fruit dance
on the nose, with tart fresh plum, fresh wild berries, and Rainier Cherry taking center stage on the palate. Light tannins and a mouth watering acidity come together with floral notes for a beautiful finish.
Though Dry Creek Valley is renowned for its Zinfandel, Grenache is steadily making inroads and thriving in this environment – long warm days with
cool breezes and fog at night. Over the years, we’ve used Grenache from Dry Creek Valley in several our red blends, as well as a single-varietal expression of this dramatic red grape that enchants us with its unique combination of red fruits, peppery spice character, and herbal “garrigue” notes.
Despite 2021 having low amounts of rainfall, the grapes from this vintage are of exceptional quality. The growing season was typical with plenty of sunshine and the usual afternoon breeze and evening fog helping to promote ripening and acid retention. Grapes were picked at optimal ripeness in September.
Enjoy the Scents and Flavors
Barrel RegimenBarrel aged for 12 months in 40% New French oak.