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2016

Eleanor Red Wine

Taste Profile

Plum
Cherry
Anise
Lavender
Minerals

Eleanor has always been a true partner in all of Francis's endeavors. After fifty years of marriage, Francis wanted to honor her with ‘Eleanor,’ her own wine.

I met Eleanor in 1962 upon the occasion

Eleanor has always been a true partner in all of Francis's endeavors. After fifty years of marriage, Francis wanted to honor her with ‘Eleanor,’ her own wine.

I met Eleanor in 1962 upon the occasion of beginning my first feature film in Dublin, Ireland. She worked in the art department and we quickly became fast friends, as we had much in common — coming from artistic families and enjoying food and wine. Our friendship blossomed into a romance and we were married; Eleanor giving me the greatest creative gift possible, children. We moved to San Francisco to raise our new family, and dreamed of having a small country house in the Napa valley with a few acres of grapes. Unexpectedly we found ourselves the owner of a large and beautiful wine estate. We’ve lived on the property with our family ever since, and our love of the land and of winemaking grew beyond our expectations, into wineries in both Napa and Sonoma valleys.

Eleanor has always been a true partner in all my endeavors, bringing her creativity, honesty, and generous spirit to it all — she’s wife, mother, artist, filmmaker, collaborator, and inspiration. For all this and more, after fifty years of marriage, I wanted to honor her with ‘Eleanor’ her own wine.

— Francis Ford Coppola

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$80.00

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Wine Notes

Full-bodied and explosive on the palate, our 2016 Eleanor offers decadence and impressive depth.  A warm, spicy fragrance heady with scents of leather, tobacco, cocoa, and wild berries is followed by succulent impressions of plums, black cherries, and anise. The wine’s richness carries through to the finish, where intriguing notes of lavender and minerals appear. This vintage will continue to evolve in the bottle for another 3-5 years if you have the patience.

It wasn’t until we crafted our first vintage of Eleanor that we realized just how beautifully our Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon blends with our Geyserville Cabernet Sauvignon. The resulting wine is always rich, robust, and extracted. 

2016 experienced a traditional season where a cold, wet winter was followed by prolonged summer heat that let the fruit develop excellent flavor concentration and ripe tannins. Harvest was spread out over many weeks, creating a slow pace that allowed the winemaking team to devote more attention to each batch of fruit. This extra care is reflected in the exceptional quality of this complex blend.

Enjoy the Scents and Flavors
Scents
Leather
Tobacco
Cocoa
Raspberry
Flavors
Plum
Cherry
Anise
Lavender
Minerals

49%

Sonoma County Syrah

38%

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

13%

Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

38%

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

13%

Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

49%

Sonoma County Syrah

Alcohol

14.5%

Barrel Regimen

20 months in French oak

Napa Valley & Sonoma County

Pairs Well With

Pan Roasted Filet Mignon
Beef Carpaccio

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