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2017

Eleanor Red Wine

Taste Profile

Candied Cherries
Cassis
Violets
Stone 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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Wine Notes

Intensely perfumed with mouth filling flavors, our 2017 Eleanor offers a rich, velvety texture and sophisticated level of complexity. The purity of the fruit gives this vintage polish and the wine has a wealth of structure to evolve further in bottle. Vivid notes of black currants, star anise, cedar and vanilla-tinged oak are followed by succulent palate impressions of candied cherries and cassis. Hints of violets and stone minerals emerge on the long, lush finish.

Eleanor is a robust red blend that combines fruit from both of the Coppola properties. Blending Syrah with Cabernet Sauvignon from both Rutherford and Sonoma, we’ve created a unique bottling that is very long lived with exceptional depth and complexity.

Though the 2017 growing season began with a good deal of precipitation, mild spring temperatures gave way to consistently warm weather summer through fall. These conditions created a vintage that delivered smaller than average clusters with exceptional concentration. This year’s fruit also sees more tannin to provide framework for the powerful fruit expressions.

Enjoy the Scents and Flavors
Scents
Black Currants
Star Anise
Cedar
Vanilla
Oak
Flavors
Candied Cherries
Cassis
Violets
Stone Minerals

42%

Syrah (Sonoma County)

33%

Cabernet Sauvignon (Rutherford)

25%

Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley)

25%

Cabernet Sauvignon (Alexander Valley)

33%

Cabernet Sauvignon (Rutherford)

42%

Syrah (Sonoma County)

Alcohol

14.7%

Barrel Regimen

18 months in French oak

Napa Valley & Sonoma County

Pairs Well With

Pan Roasted Filet Mignon
Beef Carpaccio

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