Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Director's Cut Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

9.0293 ratings
8.912 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
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
Zack McDonald

SMOKIN!

SMOKIN!

1 person found it helpfulMar 15th, 2016
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
Sean Wallner - WSET II

Vibrant and bold with character! Strawberries, raspberries, oak, clove, vanilla and anise. Elegant on the palate with a slight tingle followed by a long beautiful finish.

Vibrant and bold with character! Strawberries, raspberries, oak, clove, vanilla and anise. Elegant on the palate with a slight tingle followed by a long beautiful finish.

Jan 18th, 2017
Andy Halvorsen

Decent mellow Zin

Decent mellow Zin

Jan 9th, 2016
Eric Gold

Wine Director Williamsburg Pottery Factory

9.1

The 12 is drinking solid, a nice effort.

The 12 is drinking solid, a nice effort.

Aug 6th, 2015
Jacob smith

Got the vinalla right away with the smell. Than the nutty and french oak take over. I kinda tasted alot of baking choc at the end

Got the vinalla right away with the smell. Than the nutty and french oak take over. I kinda tasted alot of baking choc at the end

Dec 21st, 2019
Mads Møller

Smooth zin - Now I’ve had it twice in a month. Will go there again. 15/11-2019

Smooth zin - Now I’ve had it twice in a month. Will go there again. 15/11-2019

Nov 15th, 2019
Heather Venard

What an interesting Zinfandel! It's dryer than you would expect, so definitely not the stereotypical jammy style, but it still has that gorgeous fruit quality. Blackberries predominate. I would definitely get this again and I'm so glad I purchased.

What an interesting Zinfandel! It's dryer than you would expect, so definitely not the stereotypical jammy style, but it still has that gorgeous fruit quality. Blackberries predominate. I would definitely get this again and I'm so glad I purchased.

Nov 2nd, 2019