GEYSERVILLE, Calif. (February 18, 2019) – Today, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, known for award-winning wines, premieres two custom wines for the 2019 Oscars® and Governors Ball. Through a process of meticulous fruit selection and numerous blending trials, these specially made wines capture the distinct nuances of distinguished microclimates in a highly refined style. Additionally, the elegant Sofia Rosé, named after critically-acclaimed director Sofia Coppola, was selected for the program as well as Director’s Cut Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, Francis Coppola Reserve Pinot Noir, and Eleanor wines. This new wine, which continue the three-year partnership with the Oscars®, features unique zoetrope labels from Irving G. Thalberg Memorial award recipient and five-time Oscar® winner Francis Ford Coppola’s personal collection.
“These wines are a tribute to Francis Ford Coppola’s love for film and wine,” says Corey Beck, The Family Coppola CEO and Chief Winemaker. “Francis took a risk 40 years ago and purchased a home in wine country where he started making wine. It seems only appropriate that we drew from his passion and bottled the Oscars® wines with our revolutionary label that took five years to develop. Featuring a moving Zoetrope, the grapes come from Francis’s estate and the impeccable Dutton Ranch in Sonoma County, both beautiful wines to celebrate the Oscars®!”
Opulent best describes the Final Cut – 91st Edition Rutherford 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s a wine with presence and complex character, supple tannins, and fragrant oak that frames alluring impressions of red cherry, plum, leather, tobacco, and clove. Mouth-filling and dramatic, as the wine opens up black fruits emerge with notes of vanilla and baking spices.
The Final Cut – 91st Edition Russian River Valley 2017 Chardonnay offers vibrant aromas of pineapple, melon, kumquat, and clove. Full-bodied and broad on the palate, the wine’s lush flavors of apples, lemon cream, cinnamon graham cracker, and smoky bourbon vanilla build before finding a crescendo of crisp mineral notes on the finish. This Chardonnay is a single vineyard bottling from Dutton Hill Vineyard in Sonoma County, located in Russian River Valley that resides in the warmest part of the appellation, an area known for producing Chardonnay with expressive tropical tones.
This collection from Francis Ford Coppola Winery will take the stage through a series of events leading up to the big night. All totaled, Francis Ford Coppola Winery is expected to serve over 2,400 bottles of wine, which comes out to more than 14,000 glasses. Those who are not attending the award-winning night can find Sofia Rosé, Director’s Cut and Eleanor wines at a store near them by visiting the Store Locator. To order these wines and the Francis Coppola Reserve Pinot Noir for delivery to your door, visit FrancisFordCoppolaWinery.com/en/shop. Check out The Family Coppola on YouTube and online conversations on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.