Francis Ford Coppola 2006 Rosso Red Blend


Light and smooth with a medium body.

At glance, the Francis Ford Coppola 2006 Rosso Red Blend is rich dark purple with a little bit of red hue in color.  On the nose, a strong sweet maple aroma blended with some dark fruit, currant and dark cherry were quite prominent.  On the palate, the maple aroma carries over onto the palate, mixed with a little bit of tannin, smoky tobacco, oak, drawing to a peppery spice finish.  Also on the palate was a little bit of blackberry, earthy mineral, and a vegetable, bell pepper, herbaceous taste.

The Rosso at first sip is strong and pulls a powerful punch, but it does open up as it breathes, so open 30 min to an hour before drinking is recommended.

When tasting this wine, I think of cooking a Tomato Braised Short Rib or something acidic and hearty like a Pasta Bolognese or a Meatball Sandwich.


Winery: Francis Ford Coppola

Vintage: 2006

Region: Napa, California

Varietal: 48% Zinfandel, 27% Syrah, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon


Categories: Napa Valley, Red Blend

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