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Director's Great Movies King Kong Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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High ratings from premier wine competitions

Big, bold flavors and a dramatic finish

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2015 DIRECTOR’S KING KONG CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Director’s wines were created to honor Francis Ford Coppola’s two great loves: wine and film. As we reach our 10-year anniversary of producing these wines, we thought it apropos to commemorate this milestone with a line-up of limited edition wines that feature on the labels reproductions of retrofuturistic movie posters by Laurent Durieux, an artist much admired by Coppola.

These wines are set apart from our original Director’s wines as different blends that feature fruit sourced not just from Sonoma County, but also Monterey, Paso Robles, and San Luis Obispo. By blending fruit from two appellations, we’re able to create wines with expressive textural dimension and lush, juicy fruit flavors.

VINTAGE NOTES

2015 delivered the fourth consecutive season of exceptional fruit quality in California. The year also saw an extremely early harvest. Warm spring conditions prompted early bud break and lack of rain throughout the year yielded light crops of highly concentrated fruit both in Sonoma and San Luis Obispo where the fruit for this wine comes from. Because the vintage offered so much depth and complexity, we were able to age much of the wine in new wood; 85% French oak and 15% Hungarian oak. This gives the wine extra power without losing any of the fruit nuances.

TASTING NOTES

Like the name suggests, King Kong Cabernet offers big, bold flavors and a dramatic finish. This is a particularly powerful wine. Rugged tannin structure and fragrant oak frames luscious flavors of black raspberries, blueberries and plums that are woven between notes of tobacco, incense, and baking spices. There is intensity to the fruit with vivid aromas and a generous, velvety palate that is weighted and complex as a result of this impressive vintage. The hint of floral and graphite that unfurls on the finish makes this Cabernet even more enticing. Pair this beast with lamb kabobs, short ribs, creamy gorgonzola pasta or other hearty dishes.

APPELLATION: California (73% Sonoma County, 27% San Luis Obispo)

BLEND: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Syrah, 2% Petite Sirah

ALCOHOL: 13.5%

BARREL REGIMEN: 13 months in French and Hungarian oak; 50% new oak

 

FRANCIS COPPOLA® AND DIRECTOR’S® ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF THE FAMILY COPPOLA AND/OR ITS AFFILIATES. ©2016 FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA WINERY, GEYSERVILLE, SONOMA COUNTY, CA www.FrancisFordCoppolaWinery.com

KING KONG and all related characters and elements © RKO Pictures, Inc. (s16)

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