Francis Ford Coppola Director’s Cut 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County, United States

Let me start with a slight digression; I wonder how often folks walk up to Martin Scorsese and tell them they love his wine? With that absurdity, I promise I will write the rest of the of this blog without the predictable movie metaphors.


Alright, back to business. The 2010 Francis Ford Coppola Driector’s Cut Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma is a great sample of what you want from a Sonoma Cab.


Roasting Cherry scents waft from the glass. The roasting effect isn’t smokey per se, and with the cherry it is very inviting.


The gulp is smooth and polished, like a maraschino cherry without the sweet syrup, and a moderate barrel toasting that keeps it classy.


I would trust the Francis Ford Coppola Director’s Cut when I want a top quality Sonoma Cab, but that predictability may be the only aspect that I am not crazy about. No quirky and funky in this bottle. Certainly a sommelier’s best friend, a reliable, top quality bottle with a very recognizable name on the label is the upside of being a predictable. This is the wine that every bank loan officer in Sonoma wishes his clients would make!


Musical Match: This wine reminds me of a lot of drum solos.  Big and powerful, and usually crowd pleasers.  I love percussion as much as the next guy, but the drum solos often lack the expression of what an ensemble or even other solo instruments can offer.  The Francis Ford Coppola Director’s Cut 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon has all the great attributes you can look for, for but doesn’t say express much.


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