Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Director's Cut Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

9.0232 ratings
8.89 pro ratings
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
DAL 9000

Aroma of plums. Dry initial taste of dark fruits and plums with a hint of black pepper. "Pucker" dry finish that actually works.

Aroma of plums. Dry initial taste of dark fruits and plums with a hint of black pepper. "Pucker" dry finish that actually works.

1 person found it helpfulNov 13th, 2015
Ed Matthews

Bright ruby, beefy Gamay nose gives way to red fruit and plums, tuttifrutti palate, medium tannin, medium acid. Well balanced and drinkable, but not exciting.

Bright ruby, beefy Gamay nose gives way to red fruit and plums, tuttifrutti palate, medium tannin, medium acid. Well balanced and drinkable, but not exciting.

1 person found it helpfulJan 22nd, 2015
Andy Halvorsen

Decent mellow Zin

Decent mellow Zin

Jan 9th, 2016
Marc L.

Oak and vanilla. CM liked. $34

Oak and vanilla. CM liked. $34

Mar 24th, 2018
Paul Weil

A relatively dry Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley grapes, this wine has a bit of tartness, yet the mouthfeel is still soft. Blackberry flavors dominate.

A relatively dry Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley grapes, this wine has a bit of tartness, yet the mouthfeel is still soft. Blackberry flavors dominate.

Jan 7th, 2018
Colomojo

Had with pasta and meatballs. Great fall smoothness. 2013 on 8/29/17

Had with pasta and meatballs. Great fall smoothness. 2013 on 8/29/17

Aug 29th, 2017
まり

鼻に抜ける香りが、程よくバターっぽい感じもし、美味しいジンファンデルだった。

鼻に抜ける香りが、程よくバターっぽい感じもし、美味しいジンファンデルだった。

Aug 10th, 2017
Jason Brater

Cherries, charcoal, and tannins with some black pepper.

Cherries, charcoal, and tannins with some black pepper.

Jul 29th, 2017
Jon Furuyama

I'm not an expert on Zin, but this was pretty good. Smelled of berries

I'm not an expert on Zin, but this was pretty good. Smelled of berries

May 11th, 2017
Jordan CM

N: Undercooked bread, dark fruit: plum, blackberry, black cherry; slightly airy
P: Ripe cherry, overripe raspberry, round, not super dry, some toast

N: Undercooked bread, dark fruit: plum, blackberry, black cherry; slightly airy
P: Ripe cherry, overripe raspberry, round, not super dry, some toast

Feb 23rd, 2017