Francis Ford Coppola

    Ancient, Rare And Californian

    I only ever kept perhaps three or four bottles of wine in my home at a time, until one day, when I was about 25, my father acquired some cases of 1975 Inglenook Charbono. In an act of great generosity, he gave me one, and quite suddenly and unexpectedly, I had a wine collection. Lacking a cellar, I lovingly stored the bottles in my studio apartment in the cinder blocks formin ...

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    2014 California Winegrape Harvest: Earliest and Third in a String of Great Vintages this Decade

    While wine producers in Ohio, Michigan and other cold climates experienced devastating damage to the 2014 grape crop, that’s not the case in California. In fact, despite the impact of the drought, California had its third largest harvest ever. Here’s a report on the California harvest of 2014. California vintners and growers across the state are grateful for another excellen ...

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      Alan Kerr’s Vintage’s October 11th Release – Tasting Notes

      Gang of Pour On Wine - - 1 readers - It has been awhile since I was able to get to Vintages pre-release tasting and I was so pumped to attend the latest one as Sonoma is the feature and wines from my favourite part of California have long held a special place in my heart. There is a secondary release of Piedmontese wines that is another region I have great memories of and much to my delight; the board sent most ...

      Pairing Wine and Halloween Candy: The Monster Match

      Natalie MacLean - - 1 readers - Buzz Lightyear and the Wine Witch chat about great wine pairings with Halloween treats on Breakfast Television. Dina: Just call Natalie MacLean for pairing wine and Halloween treats, she’s an online sommelier and what a brilliant idea. Great to see you all festive Natalie. Natalie: Great to see you Dina.

      The Rutherford AVA.

      Vinsanity - - 1 readers - skip to main | skip to sidebar Right above the Oakville AVA (the AVA in which I work), is the Rutherford AVA. Named after Thomas Rutherford who, upon marrying George C. Yount's daughter, was given 1,000 acres of land from his new father-in-law as a wedding present, Rutherford is/was the home of at least two of Napa's most historic wineries - Beaulieu Vineyard and ...

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    • Pairing Wine and Halloween Candy: The Monster Match

      … bars, or toffee; the type of in-between candy that’s not maybe as sweet as a chocolate bar. Dina: Okay. So, great the toffee I just had or the Coffee Crisp. Natalie: Up next, we have a Framboise from Ontario. This dessert wine is made from raspberries, so it’s perfect for Starburst candy. Keep in mind that you want to pair the raspberry…

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    • The Rutherford AVA.

      … wineries - Beaulieu Vineyard and Inglenook (whilst under the ownership of the visionary John Daniel Jr., not Francis Ford Coppola). Nowadays, the AVA is the home of many renowned wineries e.g., Caymus Vineyards, Frog's Leap Winery, Mumm Cuvee Napa and, for all the wrong reasons, the nightmarish, to me at least, Raymond Vineyards. Rutherford…

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    • Ancient, Rare And Californian

      …, but it no longer continues that great tradition. Francis Ford Coppola bought the winery in 1995, and in an act of supreme anti-romance, he had the old Charbono vines growing in front of the Inglenook chateau torn out and replaced with the more lucrative and popular Cabernet Sauvignon. Inglenook produced its last Charbono vintage in 1998. Fortunately…

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    • Alan Kerr’s Vintage’s October 11th Release – Tasting Notes

      … the fruit. Find this wine 268516 CASCINA DARDI BUSSIA BAROLO 2007 $35.95 Black takes centre stage here with aromas of blackberry, black raspberry, black licorice, black toffee, coal dust, balsa and sweet spice. It balances pure fruit with mineral and earthy flavours, the tannins are solid, but so is the creamy and fruit laden structure. Find…

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    • Two Cameron Hughes wines we like now

      … has their Five Cent sale on and Janelle, a fan of Chardonnay more on the oaky and buttery side, purchased two of the Francis Ford Coppola Director’s Cut Chardonnay. The price for two bottles averages out to $10 a bottle. Janelle and I both agree that this Chardonnay is generic in style, with not much to distinguish itself. It falls flat…

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    • Francis Ford Coppola: wine, food, and much more

      … Francis Ford Coppola Winery where you will find wine, food, and happiness About Francis Ford Coppola: Wine, food, and much more in Geyserville There is something for everyone at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville, ten minutes north of Healdsburg on Highway 101. The is one of the more spectacular wineries on the Geyserville Wine Trail…

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    • Geyserville Wine Country – secret wineries

      … in the area is the Francis Ford Coppola Winery. But aside from that, the others are wonderful hidden wineries with few visitors compared to the wineries closer to Healdsburg. The Geyserville area encompasses two distinct wine AVA’s or wine appellations. These are the Alexander Valley AVA and the Dry Creek Valley AVA. In the Alexander Valley we have…

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