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20118

Director's Cut Zinfandel

Taste Profile

Red Fruits
Strawberry
Clove
Cherry
Caramel

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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Wine Notes

There are two techniques for growing Zinfandel in Dry Creek Valley. One consists of traditional farming practices and includes the dry farming of mature wines that are head-trained, spur-pruned, and severely thinned in the spring to produce low yields. The other method utilizes bilateral cordon spur pruning, on-wire trellising, drop irrigation, and carefully manicured canopies. We source our Zinfandel from vineyards that are farmed both ways. The combination produces an illustrious, multi-dimensional wine, showcasing all that Zinfandel has to offer.

The last couple of vintages have seen a return to classic seasonal patterns, where a cold rainy winter prepares the vines for warm temperatures later. In 2018, precipitation carried on into spring, extending the growing period several weeks past the preceding year. There were also fewer heat spikes this season, allowing the fruit to ripen at a nice steady pace, and providing slightly larger yields of very well-balanced fruit. The 2018 Director's Cut Zinfandel has the perfect balance of fruit and spice, with bold, intense flavors and a long finish.

Enjoy the Scents and Flavors
Scents
Baking Spices
Jammy Fruit
Flavors
Red Fruits
Strawberry
Clove
Cherry
Caramel

78%

Zinfandel

20%

Petite Sirah

2%

Cabernet Sauvignon

2%

Cabernet Sauvignon

20%

Petite Sirah

78%

Zinfandel

TA

.61g/100ml

Alcohol

14.9%

pH

3.62

Barrel Regimen

15 months, 80% French oak and 20% American oak

Dry Creek Valley

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