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Francis Ford Coppola Winery Celebrates Oscars Collaboration with new Reserve Wines, Showcased in Limited Edition Gold Bottles

Posted on January 13, 2020

Geyserville, Calif.—Francis Ford Coppola Winery, the award-winning Northern California destination, premieres two limited edition wines to be served at the 92nd Oscars® and Governors Ball on Sunday, February 9, including a 2017 Reserve Chardonnay and 2018 Reserve Pinot Noir. These prestigious new wines from Sonoma County, named the 2019 Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast, are bottled with a sleek gold-colored exterior finish inspired by one of the motion picture industry’s top honors. For Francis Ford Coppola, six-time Academy Award® winning director, screenwriter and entrepreneur, winemaking has been a family tradition for several generations. Just in time for awards season, fans can enjoy memorable wines in bottles crafted as a symbol honoring the significant talent, passion and hard work achieved throughout the entire film industry.

“These impressive Family Coppola 92nd Award wines prove how much we’re motivated by creativity and innovation in winemaking,” says Sandy Walheim, Winemaker with Francis Ford Coppola Winery. “The high-quality wines found in these specialty gold bottles represent some of the best that the Russian River Valley has to offer.”

The two newest Francis Ford Coppola Winery wines are from the Russian River Valley AVA known for a characteristically cool climate heavily influenced by fog generated by its proximity to the Pacific Ocean. The 2017 Reserve Chardonnay is sourced from the esteemed Dutton Ranch Vineyard located less than ten miles from the coast. The single vineyard bottling is from a parcel of the property that resides in the warmest part of the appellation, an area known for producing Chardonnay with expressive tropical tones, making this wine elegant and complex in character with fragrance notes of tangerine, pear and Meyer lemon. The 2018 Reserve Pinot Noir is from the King Vineyard that consistently delivers richly concentrated fruit with amazing dark colors and expressive flavors. This 2018 Reserve Pinot Noir has a lush and velvety palate balanced by seasoned oak and moderate tannins with fragrant notes of raspberries, pomegranates, cloves and rose petals with a lengthy and complex finish as sweet spices, vanilla bean and wood tones evolve on the palate. 

Francis Ford Coppola Winery will also be serving its 2018 I Mille Vernaccia, 2019 Sofia Rosé, 2017 Director’s Cut Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018 Director’s Cut Chardonnay, and 2016 Eleanor Red Blend wines during this year’s Oscars and at the Governors Ball. While these wines are available in select retail stores and online, there’s an opportunity to try The Family Coppola 92nd Award wines available online for a limited time while supply lasts.


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