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Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2018 Coppola Director’s Cut Cabernet Sauvignon

By Norm Bentley - | Oct 12, 2020

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The North Georgia Wine Advisor

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2018 Coppola Director’s Cut Cabernet Sauvignon

#42-2020

We had the pleasure to visit old friends at their place on the beach last week. While there we celebrated a gorgeous sunset with a bottle of Francis Ford Coppola Director’s Cut Cabernet Sauvignon from the Alexander Valley in Sonoma County, California. In addition to the fabulous sunset and the wonderful bottle of wine, we added a platter of Smoked Gouda Cheese to round out the celebration. Memories last forever!

This Cab has a beautiful purplish red color, excellent clarity, and a nose that beckons with the scent of the berry patch. The flavors are rich and full with dark cherry and blackberry tones up front, and traces of blueberry and plum toward the end. The finish sails off into the night, while begging for another sip. The wine is still a bit young, and is just now appearing in the market place. It should be even better in a couple of years! The alcohol content is 14.5%, and Norm’s score is 91.

A bottle Director’s Cut Cab and a medium rare steak would be hard to beat, but I am willing to bet that this one would make an excellent companion for Rack of Lamb.

score: 91

price: $20 – $26