Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Director's Cut Alexander Valley Merlot

8.733 ratings
8.92 pro ratings
Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Coco

Pros: smooth out of the bottle, great label re zoetrope and low tannins. Cons: Although dark in color, it's light to medium bodied with no immediate zing-factor and doesn't linger at the end. Tastes of alcohol. Ends up feeling flat. But will let it sit and breathe. If it changes, I will re edit this

Pros: smooth out of the bottle, great label re zoetrope and low tannins. Cons: Although dark in color, it's light to medium bodied with no immediate zing-factor and doesn't linger at the end. Tastes of alcohol. Ends up feeling flat. But will let it sit and breathe. If it changes, I will re edit this

1 person found it helpfulJun 8th, 2015
Boris Mathiszik

Nice Merlot. Fairly light, well balanced.

Nice Merlot. Fairly light, well balanced.

Sep 6th, 2016
Paul Weil

Dark and full bodied, this wine brings on the darkness fruits: black plumb, dark cherry, black currant. It has relatively high acidity so should pair well with oily dishes.

Dark and full bodied, this wine brings on the darkness fruits: black plumb, dark cherry, black currant. It has relatively high acidity so should pair well with oily dishes.

Jul 8th, 2016
Kurt Krueger

Dark berry flavors, not overly sweet. Nice everyday wine.

Dark berry flavors, not overly sweet. Nice everyday wine.

Sep 14th, 2017
Chloe Park

Smooth, with bark and wood aftertastes. Airy.

Smooth, with bark and wood aftertastes. Airy.

Feb 12th, 2016
Drew Golley

Surprising. Deep color, but light to medium body. Fruity up front, plums, berries & currants. Smooth with a bit of vanilla and French oak on the finish.

Surprising. Deep color, but light to medium body. Fruity up front, plums, berries & currants. Smooth with a bit of vanilla and French oak on the finish.

Jan 16th, 2016
Hidetoshi Misumi

$25 @BevMoで5cセール
メルローらしい甘い口当たりだが、味はしっかりパンチがある。
深い味わい、味の膨らみ、後味に舌に残る上品な酸味を伴うタンニン。どれも良いバランスで仕上げられている。
飲み心地、ボリュームとも抜群。
肉、チーズなどいろいろな食事と合いそう。
洋子もかなり気に入ったみたい。

$25 @BevMoで5cセール
メルローらしい甘い口当たりだが、味はしっかりパンチがある。
深い味わい、味の膨らみ、後味に舌に残る上品な酸味を伴うタンニン。どれも良いバランスで仕上げられている。
飲み心地、ボリュームとも抜群。
肉、チーズなどいろいろな食事と合いそう。
洋子もかなり気に入ったみたい。

Nov 1st, 2015
Melonie Gallegos

Love! Perfect balance a little on the juicy side. No weird after taste. Rich but not over powering. A good wine for under $30 ready to cork. Bevmo purchase.

Love! Perfect balance a little on the juicy side. No weird after taste. Rich but not over powering. A good wine for under $30 ready to cork. Bevmo purchase.

Oct 8th, 2015
Wendy Garcia

Deep fruit, but very bitter

Deep fruit, but very bitter

Aug 8th, 2015
Rena Escobedo

Not to dry merlot dark smooth finish

Not to dry merlot dark smooth finish

Jun 13th, 2015