Coppola Directors Cut Cabernet Sauvignon
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* Finely-balanced Cabernet showcasing Sonoma County's distinctive character and style.
* Lightly toasted American and French oak barrels give wine soft, supple tannins.
Because Sonoma County possesses so many different microclimates and terroir variations, the virtue of our Directors wines lies in the blending process. Our Cabernet Sauvignon is made exclusively from Cabernet Clones 7 and 337. These two selections are grown in multiple vineyards with distinctly different soil compositions. The result is a lush and pleasurable wine with juicy flavors of cherries, blackberries, licorice and spice.
Like its neighbor Napa, Sonoma is a small area filled with independent wineries and characterized by microclimates that vary according to the topography. The coolest parts of Sonoma are the fog-filled south, where the grape varieties are Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Northwards up the valley the climate warms and provides a good base for Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. In general Sonoma wines are less dramatically flavorful than those of Napa. Cabernet Sauvignon is relatively soft, with blackcurrant fruit, minty and eucalyptus perfume, and some soft buttery oak. Zinfandel ranges from soft and gulpable to massive bramble and pepper styles. Chardonnay is rich and juicy, especially from the Russian River, and Sauvignon Blanc can be zingy and grassy. Most Sonoma wines have a freshness and a soft edge which makes them very suitable for drinking on their own, however they partner well with strongly flavored fish and meat dishes. The old-style Zinfandels are delicious with spicy cuisine.