Director's Cut 2019 River Valley Sonoma County Chardonnay
£21.99 per bottle / £263.88 per case of 12 , all prices include VAT
An Artistic Expression
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.
Russian River Valley
The climate of the Russian River Valley is greatly influenced by fog that rolls in each evening from the nearby Pacific Ocean. This marine layer cools the vineyards down from their daytime temperature by as much as 35 to 40 degrees, creating conditions that allow the grapes to ripen slowly and retain their natural acidity for better balance.
2019 was the first time that California has been 100% drought-free since 2011. Winter and spring rains provided sufficient water in the soil through midsummer, with irrigation not starting until July. The vintage provided us with a mild growing season, and an average crop, in terms of quantity. Quality, however, remained outstanding.
Warm Almonds, Toasted Coconut, Orange Blossom, Honeysuckle, Lychee.
Sweet Meyer Lemon, Apricots, Toasted Coconut Cream Pie, Warm Honey.