2016

Director's Sonoma Merlot

In celebrating the uncompromising standards of great art and great wine, we proudly present Director's Sonoma, four classic varietals grown in diverse vineyards across the entire expanse of Sonoma County reflecting our winemaking team's artistic interpretation of the region

In celebrating the uncompromising standards of great art and great wine, we proudly present Director's Sonoma, four classic varietals grown in diverse vineyards across the entire expanse of Sonoma County reflecting our winemaking team's artistic interpretation of the region.

When the Coppola family opened the doors to its wine and food destination in Sonoma County, the winemaking team was asked to create a series of wines that would reflect its own artistic interpretation of the region. Director’s Sonoma is comprised of four classic varietals, which are grown in diverse vineyards across the entire expanse of Sonoma County. By blending the fruit from a variety of geographic climates, we’re able to create wines that offer lush, ripe fruit flavors, a light silky texture, and soft, supple tannins—elegant wines designed for immediate enjoyment, which demonstrate Sonoma County’s unique character and style.

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Quantity

Retail

$23.00

Wine Notes

2016 was a traditional vintage where a cool, wet winter gave way to warm summer days. Harvest unfolded at a slow pace because temperatures went up and down for weeks. This allowed us to wait for optimal ripening and only pick small lots at a time when ready. The end result of this extended harvest was near-perfect fruit that delivered exceptional aromatics, dimension, and balance.

Awards

2019 Orange County Wine Society Wine Competition
Enjoy the Scents and Flavors

Dark and expressive, 2016 Director’s Merlot delivers impeccable balance, outstanding
complexity, and a lush texture that exemplifies the excellence of this vintage. Scents of warm plum, gingerbread, vanilla bean, and seasoned wood extend onto the palate and mingle with succulent flavors of cherry, cassis, and cocoa. This is a very polished wine with a long fragrant finish.

88%

Merlot

7%

Syrah

5%

Petite Sirah

5%

Petite Sirah

7%

Syrah

88%

Merlot

TA

.62g/100ml

pH

3.67

Barrel Regimen

12 months in French oak, 35% new oak

Sonoma County

Sonoma County

“Sonoma County is one of only a few appellations in the world that offers a diverse range of climates where both cool climate varietals such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and warm weather varietals like Cabernet and Merlot can thrive.”

– Corey Beck, CEO & Winemaking Chief

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