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2018 Francis Ford Coppola Director’s Cut Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

America/United States, California
Francis Ford Coppola Director’s Cut Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Alexander Valley
Winery Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut
Vintage 2018
Color Red
Varietal(s) 80% Cabernet Sauvignon、10% Petit Verdot、5% Cab Franc、3% Syrah、2% Petite Sirah
¥5,698  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Alexander Valley
Winery Francis Ford Coppola Director's Cut
Vintage 2018
Color Red
Varietal(s) 80% Cabernet Sauvignon、10% Petit Verdot、5% Cab Franc、3% Syrah、2% Petite Sirah
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.5%
Product Code FCD4CS--18
UPC 739958057001
Inventory In Stock
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

aromas : Blackberry bramble, wood char and nut spices, chocolate covered dried cherry
flavors : Mocha and blackberry, anise, with nice acidity, length, and structured tannins

Production

Vintage Notes

The last couple of vintages have seen a return to classic seasonal patterns, where a cold rainy winter prepares the vines for warm temperatures later. In 2018, precipitation carried on into spring, extending the growing period several weeks past the preceding
year. There were also fewer heat spikes this season, allowing the fruit to ripen at a nice steady pace, and providing slightly larger yields of very well-balanced fruit.

Viticulture

Alexander Valley is a long, narrow appellation with two distinct climates and a variety of soil compositions, including volcanic soils on the eastern hillsides, rocky clay loam at the western edge, and alluvial gravel on the valley floor. The southern portion of the appellation nearest the coast is cooler, while vineyards in the northern part of the appellation are warm during the day, yet chilly in the evening. We source our Cabernet Sauvignon from several sites, each contributing unique flavor characteristics.

Vinification

barrel regimen
15 months in French & American oak; 40% new oak

ta .63/100ml
ph 3.53