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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA
Assessed from a new bottle purchased at the LCBO. Very deep intense purple colour. Intense, slightly spicy, plummy, warm cherry nose with some cedary notes. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, well structured, intense, ripe plum-cherry flavours with a lingering, cedary, bright, mineral-tinged finish. This 2016 Sonoma County blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Malbec, 4% Merlot and 3% Syrah was aged for 10 months in French oak (53% new). It has 14.5% alcohol and 6 g/L residual sugar with lot number 330.1809:50L3 (along with 82_288_1701) on the lower part of the glass bottle. A REPEAT of the recommended 2016 (***) with 90-points that was released on May 11, 2019 at $34.95. CSPC 161380
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Nob Est
Country USA
Region California
Rating ***(90 points)
Ripe, Bright, Well Structured
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: This bestselling cabernet pours an inky ruby hue and smells of cedary wood, anise, clove and blackberry. Full bodied but with a surprising degree of freshness. Juicy and less confected than the norm. Although at a very drinkable stage, it still may upstage more delicate dinner options. Score - 89 (Sara d'Amato, winealign.com, May 9, 2019) Price $ 34.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - May 16, 2020
Cases bought 444 (12 bottles per case)

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