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Apocalypse Now 2016

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Supple tannins and velvety palate

Vibrant spice nuances with a decadent finish

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It was the movie that almost wasn’t. Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979
award-winning masterpiece has gone down in history as one of cinema’s most
challenging productions. The movie was scheduled to shoot for 12 weeks but ended
up taking 16 months to film. Despite its numerous setbacks, Francis managed to
produce a film that is heralded as one of the top 100 movies of all time. To celebrate
the 40th anniversary of Apocalypse Now, we created a wine that’s as bold and exciting
as the film.

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The majority of the fruit for this year’s Apocalypse Now blend is Cabernet Sauvignon
from Alexander Valley, an appellation that has a variety of microclimates. By sourcing
grapes from several sites and blending in small amounts of Petit Verdot and Merlot,
we have achieved a rich, full-bodied wine that offers ripe succulent fruits, earthy
nuances, and fragrant spice notes.


2016 experienced a traditional season where a cold, wet winter preceded prolonged
summer heat that let the fruit develop excellent flavor concentration and ripe tannins.
Harvest was spread out over many weeks, creating a slow pace that allowed the
winemaking team to devote more attention to each batch of fruit. This extra care is
reflected in the exceptional quality of the wine. The 2016 vintage offers good tannin
development, flavor complexity and richness. Our varietal selections were cold soaked
after harvest for a deeper extraction and then fermented separately in barrel.


One of the most striking features of Apocalypse Now is its savage, earthy aromas. Briary berries are layered between notes of tobacco, nutmeg, forest floor and seasoned wood. Richly textured with supple tannins, the palate reveals velvety flavors of cassis and wild raspberries, notes of violets, and vibrant spice nuances of cloves and peppercorns. This wine is beautifully balanced with a long, decadent finish.

Appellation: Alexander Valley, Sonoma County

Blend: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 8% Merlot

Barrel Regimen: 13 months in French oak

APOCALYPSE NOW is a trademark and copyright of Zoetrope Corporation.

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