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Francis Coppola

USA, Red Blend (Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Petite Verdot), Rubicon Estate, Francis Coppola, Napa, 2005

Red Blend of 98.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1.5% Petit Verdot. N/ Huge blackberries and black fruits. Graham crackers, melting caramel, fat vanilla, raw vanilla bean. Deep, black soil. Light coconut. Light granite. WOW. T/ Full mouthfeel. Smooth, massively full, black fruits laced with giant, but tamed tannins. Slightly spiced melted chocolate. Long, fruit blast into […]

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USA, Riesling, SOFIA, Francis Coppola, Monterey County, 2008

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First off the bottle is simply among the most beautiful containers you’ll see for a large production wine. Sexy, tear shape. Crystal clear. Interesting neck. This thing is a flower vase for sure after I drain it (or lamp, see below). I’d easily pay 6$ for this as a vase alone – so the wine […]

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