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Francis Coppola Directors Cut
" Winemaking and filmmaking are two great art forms that are very important in the development of California. They both start with raw ingredients—in the case of wine, the land and the grapes, and in the case of film, the script and the actors’ performances. The winemaker takes these raw materials and ferments and blends. He says yes to the batch, no to that one. The director does the same thing: a series of yeses and nos, from casting and costuming to edits and sound mixes. In both cases you have to start with top notch raw materials—whether it’s the land or a script." Francis Ford Coppola

Director's Cut 2015 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Director’s Cut embraces appellation specific sourcing, meticulous fruit selection, and numerous blending trials so that our wines capture the distinct nuances of Sonoma’s microclimates.

With its unique wraparound label designed after a Zoetrope strip, one of the earliest moving picture devices, each Director’s Cut label is a replica of a strip from Francis’s personal Zoetrope collection.

Filmmaking and Winemaking Intersect in Sonoma

In the film business, the “Director’s Cut” emerged as a means for filmmakers to present their own creative vision of a story. At the Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Director’s Cut wines were created as a way for wine “director” Corey Beck to craft wines that would reflect his own unique interpretation of the quintessential Sonoma wine. Corey’s vision for Director’s Cut embraces appellation-specific sourcing, meticulous fruit selection, and numerous blending trials so that our wines capture the distinct nuances of Sonoma’s microclimates in a highly refined style well-suited to fine cuisine and premium wine lists.

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£24.99 per bottle / £299.88 per case of 12, all prices include VAT

Alexander Valley

Marine influences shape the climate of Alexander Valley, resulting in warm days and cool nights. Soil diversity creates unique growing conditions in Alexander Valley; with red volcanic soils on the eastern hillsides; alluvial gravel fans on the valley floor; and steep slopes of rocky clay loam on the west part of the valley.

Winemaker's Notes

Concentrated but well focused, this wine offers vibrancy and balance that offsets its weight. Best with a few years of aging, but can be enjoyed now with 1 to 2 hours of decanting.

Tasting Profile
Aromas Berries, blackcurrant, anise and cigar box
Falvors Spice, cocoa, smoke and layers of red & black fruits
Corey Beck Winemaker