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Francis Ford Coppola Votre Sante Pinot Noir
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Wine Details

Varietal

Pinot Noir

Style

Red

Wine Description

(From 2013 Vintage) We sourced our Pinot Noir from the esteemed Dutton Ranch vineyards this vintage. These vineyards are under the care of the Dutton family who’s been farming these vineyards for five generations. Their intricate knowledge of every lot and the nuances possessed by each clone ensures that all the fruit grown here has been cultivated to its highest level. The soil is comprised of sandy loam and some clay, which accentuates the fruit’s intense aromatics. The cool, foggy mornings and warm days allow the grapes to ripen slowly and retain an ideal level of natural acidity so that the wines are perfectly balanced.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2009 Vintage) We source our Pinot Noir grapes from several vineyards in Monterey County. The cool Mediterranean climate that characterizes the region allows the grapes to develop full-flavor maturity over an extended growing season. We pick the fruit in the early morning hours and bring the fruit inside for immediate crush and 48 hours of cold soak. This technique helps intensify the color and elicit more profound aromas. During fermentation, the grapes are punched down four times a day to extract the maximum read more...We source our Pinot Noir grapes from several vineyards in Monterey County. The cool Mediterranean climate that characterizes the region allows the grapes to develop full-flavor maturity over an extended growing season. We pick the fruit in the early morning hours and bring the fruit inside for immediate crush and 48 hours of cold soak. This technique helps intensify the color and elicit more profound aromas. During fermentation, the grapes are punched down four times a day to extract the maximum amount of flavor and just the right amount of tannin. A majority of the wine is finished in stainless steel in order to retain the varietal’s juicy fruit flavor and subtle color. A small portion is aged in small French oak barrels to impart delicate spicy nuances. The wines are then blended to create a medium-bodied, deliciously fruity Pinot Noir. (hide)

Expert Reviews
  • Wine & Spirits
    (From 2009 Vintage) Has a bright ruby color with generous aromas of red cherry and allspice. Rich layers of sweet strawberry and red plum flavors highlight the smoothly-textured palate, followed by delicate notes of ripe cranberry and sandalwood on the finish.