Francis Coppola Cabernet Sauvignon

Francis Coppola Cabernet Sauvignon comes to us from the Francis Coppola Winery in California, USA.

The Francis Coppola Winery produces different variations of multiple varietals.

For this review, I tasted the 2010 Diamond Collection Cabernet Sauvignon.  This wine is sometimes referred to as the “Ivory Label” Cabernet Sauvignon.

The Diamond Collection started with the 2006 vintage.  It’s produced in Sonoma, California.

Per the winery, this wine comes from fruit from multiple appellations.  This includes appellations north to El Dorado and south to Paso Robles.

Corey Beck is the winemaker for the Diamond Collection.

Francis Coppola Cabernet Sauvignon Review

Francis Coppola Cabernet SauvignonStarting off, the cork was in very tight.  However, it came out fine with a normal saturation of wine on the end.

Appearance of the Francis Coppola Cabernet Sauvignon was deep ruby in color.

For such a bold appearing Cabernet Sauvignon, it was not at all leggy in the glass.  More so, a sheeting action was noted.

What I found most interesting about this wine was its aroma.  It was typical of a Cabernet and had little sting of alcohol.  However, it seemed to have an aroma of clove and melted butter mixed in.  Some of the melted butter aroma could have been due to aging in oak.

I later read other reviews and noted that other people had noticed something similar.  Not unpleasant in any way, but interesting nonetheless.

On the palate, the wine gave forth a burst of blackberry and spice.  It was somewhat dry and with a velvet like mouthfeel.

Tannins were evident and enjoyable.

Finish of the Francis Coppola Cabernet Sauvignon was short to medium.

Overall, I thought this was an enjoyable wine.  The wine’s unique aroma was my favorite part of this wine.  Admittedly, I was hoping for a longer finish.  However, all in all I’d say give it a try!


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