Named after the version of a film which most reflects the director's vision, Director's Cut wines represent our winemaker's vision of varietal wines, which express true appellation character
Named after the version of a film which most reflects the director's vision, Director's Cut wines represent our winemaker's vision of varietal wines, which express true appellation character.
In the film business, the “Director’s Cut” emerged as a means for filmmakers to present their own creative vision of a story. At Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Director’s Cut wines were created as a way for our winemakers to craft wines that would reflect their own unique interpretation of the quintessential Sonoma wine.
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Director's Cut wines embrace appellation specific sourcing, meticulous fruit selection, and numerous blending trials in order to capture the distinct nuances of Sonoma's microclimates.
Alexander Valley is an intriguing appellation because it features a variety of soil compositions and has two distinctly different climates at its northern and southern reaches. Our Sauvignon Blanc is sourced from vineyards just east of the winery where rocky clay loam soils dominate, and a cooling fog descends upon the vineyard in the afternoon to help produce extremely well-balanced fruit that is both weighty and ripe, but also crisp in natural acidity.
2018 experienced a traditional season where plenty of spring rain was followed by warm temperatures in June. Unlike the early harvest of the previous year, there were fewer heat spikes, so the fruit ripened more slowly this vintage with larger yields of perfectly balanced fruit.