Yes the Francis Ford Coppola has gone into the wine business with a wine to suit every palette from red to a sparkling white. The wine is produced in California and 31 Dover have a selection of four wines for you to choose from.
Director's Cut, Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 £29.95 31Dover (Shop Now)
The 2014 Director’s Cut Cabernet Sauvignon from the Francis Ford Coppola vineyards in Sonoma is a lush, rich, full-bodied beauty with elegant oak character and complex flavours.
The Director’s Cut wines were created as a way for wine “director” Corey Beck to craft wines that would reflect his own unique interpretation of quintessential Californian wines. With the Cabernet Sauvignon, expect big notes of black cherry, raspberry and currants, interwoven with notes of anise, dark chocolate and espresso bean. The small addition of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc are what give this wine additional weight and texture, and also what contributes to the long and alluring mocha finish.
Best with a few years of ageing, but can be enjoyed now with 1 to 2 hours of decanting.
Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Pinot Noir 2014 £19.95 31Dover (Shop Now)
Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Pinot Noir 2014 is a classic California expression that offers fruit-forward, multi-dimensional flavour and immediate drinkability.
The Monterey County Pinot Noir grapes are crushed and then cold-soaked for 48-hours to intensify the colour and elicit more profound aromas. The wine is then aged in small French oak barrels.
The result is a Pinot Noir that is medium-bodied with a soft, elegant and velvety palate, boasting sweet, juicy fruit flavours with a beautiful perfume. The well dressed tannins are melted rather than dry, with subtle, aromatic spice nuances of clove and toasted vanilla teasing out a long, satisfying finish.
Academy Award-winning director Francis Ford Coppola adds his larger-than-life style to his exceptional winery in the north end of Sonoma County wine country. This "everyone’s-welcome" winery isn’t just about the wine, but about relaxing in wine-country style - an ideal translated in his bottles which are best enjoyed with friends.
Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Merlot 2014 £18.95 31Dover (Shop Now)
Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Merlot 2014 is a fruit-forward multi-dimensional red wine with immediate drinkability. This classic California Merlot boasts structure and complexity, but soft, smooth tannins - a result of blended fruit from several different appellations including Paso Robles, Sonoma, and Monterey County grapes.
Purple garnet in colour, with aromas of cherries, boysenberries and vanilla, the palate offers luscious supple plum, black cherry and red raspberry flavours with subtle notes of light milk chocolate and vanilla bean evident on the long finish.
Francis Ford Coppola Sofia Blanc de Blancs 2014 £18.95 31Dover (Shop Now)
Francis Ford Coppola Sofia Blanc de Blancs 2014 is a delightful sparkling wine, perfect for any celebration.
Dry conditions in 2014 resulted in an early harvest of concentrated, highly aromatic grapes. The Sofia is made from a blend of Pinot Blanc, Riesling and Muscat, and flaunts a beautiful fragrance of vibrant citrus, honey, pineapple and freesia, followed by delicate flavours of apricot, pear, and a hint of crisp minerals – all packaged with striking, feminine flair.