To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the film we created two wines that are bold and exciting as the film, Apocalypse Now and Apocalypse Now: Final Cut.
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. 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 the film we created two wines that are bold and exciting as the film, Apocalypse Now and Apocalypse Now: Final Cut.
Apocalypse Now: Final Cut 2017 (1 bottle) The striking bouquet of this wine jumps out at you immediately with aromas of raspberry jam, baked blueberries, violets, and smoky spice notes of clove, tobacco, and forest floor. The opulent full-bodied palate presents juicy flavors of crushed cherries, berries, and cocoa. With the long, decadent finish you’ll find touches of caramel and toasted wood. This vintage has excellent structure with tannins capable of aging for several more years.
Apocalypse Now 2016 (1 bottle) 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.