Francis Coppola Director's Sonoma Merlot 2017

Dark and expressive, Merlot grapes from Sonoma. Impeccable balance, outstanding complexity, and a lush texture. Flavours of cherry, cassis, aromas of plum, gingerbread & vanillabean. Elegant vintage with 7% Syrah en 5% Petite Sirah. 12 months on French oak, 20% new. Supple tannins and finish.

Food pairing:
Fried or grilled red meats, duck and Mediterranean dishes. Serve with spaghetti, lasagne and similar veggie bakes, meatloaf and burgers - especially cheeseburgers. Go for roast turkey or drink with mild to medium hard cheeses.

About the winery:
Francis Ford Coppola, the famous film director is surrounded by a professional team that successfully runs a very modern winery. Since 2011, guests are welcomed to the brand new Rosso & Bianco winery in Alexander Valley in Sonoma. Corey Beck is the cellar master and the grapes are sourced from the most suitable terroirs according to cépage. "Wine, food & adventure" par excellence!

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