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Francis Ford Coppola Winery Director's Cut Cabernet Sauvignon
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Wine Description

(From 2013 Vintage) This vintage’s Cabernet Sauvignon is quite opulent with deep, dark flavors of fruit framed by firm tannins and rich oak character. Full-bodied and beautifully textured, this wine’s flavor complexity is heightened by the addition of Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Enjoy a luscious palate of blackberries, cherries, and cassis along with fragrant earthy minerals and notes of anise and cocoa. As the flavors build and flow, a toasted caramel impression at the end creates an alluring finish. Best with a few years of aging, but you can enjoy this wine now with 1 to 2 hours of decanting.

Winemaker's Notes

We chose to make a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon rather than blend in other varietals so that we could create a real terroir wine with pure varietal flavor. As a result, the Director's Cut Cabernet delive...

We chose to make a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon rather than blend in other varietals so that we could create a real terroir wine that demonstrates true varietal character. Our 2006 Director’s Cut Cabernet offers a rich perfume of plums, cherries, wild berries and cedar as well as dark, decadent flavors of blueberries, cassis, cocoa and spice. This vintage experienced a 20% reduction in crop yield. Having less fruit automatically enables the grapes to develop more concentration, which is exactly what read more...We chose to make a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon rather than blend in other varietals so that we could create a real terroir wine that demonstrates true varietal character. Our 2006 Director’s Cut Cabernet offers a rich perfume of plums, cherries, wild berries and cedar as well as dark, decadent flavors of blueberries, cassis, cocoa and spice. This vintage experienced a 20% reduction in crop yield. Having less fruit automatically enables the grapes to develop more concentration, which is exactly what happened here. Not only are the wine’s tannins sweet and mature from the extended growing season, the flavors are ripe, lush and prolonged on the finish because of the fruit’s immense concentration. This wine will drink well now while young, but it also has the structure to develop even more complexity in years to come. Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Regimen: 24 months using 60% new French oak, 40% 1-2 year old French oak 14.4% alcohol Released August 2008. (hide)

Expert Reviews
  • Ken's Wine Guide
    In a blind tasting this wine could fool you into thinking it might be a Shiraz. This very dark purple wine opens with a wonderfully aromatic blackberry like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is rou...