(Closed) Anyone a Coppola wine aficionado? Or just a wine expert in general?

posted 9 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m afraid I have no idea but my fiance LOVES their merlot.  I’m going to ask his wine loving uncle what his suggestion is.  If I remember I’ll post it on here.  (Reminds me that I need to email him!  Thanks!)

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Typically, rose is not a storing type of wine.  It is meant to be enjoyed immediately.  If you want wine to store, you are better off choosing a cabernet sauvignon or a good chardonnay.  Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.  Does it have to be a rose?  Do you want it to be from Coppola?

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree with Soon2BeMrsC – rose is not one to age. How long do you want to age it for? I wouldn’t age a rose more than a year or two, it is meant to be drunk right away. Some whites are ok to age, but most you want to drink within a few years. Reds are generally best for age-ability, and Cabs are the best of the reds. I would talk to someone in your local wine shop and get a recommendation about what will age well, because even if you pick out a cabernet it won’t necessarily age well Certain wines are made to be drunk right away and some are made with aging in mind. 

Good luck!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - The Marvimon House

i love alllll of the coppola wines!  yum!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m not an expert by any means but I do live in CA wine country and have had my fair share of yummy glasses.  Coppola does have some great stuff!

I agree with the posters above that you want to go with a heavier red (think cabernet or zinfandel) for the purposes of the box.  You may also want to consider port– it ages BEAUTIFULLY.  Our plan is to get a bottle (or maybe a case) when each of our kids are born, and keep it until they get married.

Oh, and a quick reminder that you’ll need to store your gorgeous box on its side so the wine doesn’t get corked.  Love that cutout!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Im with the rest.  Coppola is my 2nd fave (behind Mondavi) and a heavier red is better for storage.  the grapes used in the Rose (similar to whites or Pinot Noir) are a better younger grape, so you wouldnt want to store that.  The Port is a good idea (if you like dessert wines) or a zinfandel, cab, merlot, syrah, etc.  Love the box, its gorgeous!  And Im considering borrowing renaissancetrophywifes childrens wedding wine idea too!!!

Post # 11
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Wannabee

I know nothing about the Coppola wines, but as you know I do know a bit about Italian wines. If you still are after a red I would get a Chianti or a Vino Nobile di Montepulciano(we’ll abbreviate it VNM). BothThe VNM is a good wine to keep for years because it gets better with age. I like a nice Sangiovese if you want a lighter red. We can get together and try some wines(Coppola included) if you want sometime. We can make a girls weekend of it!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I asked my Fiance because he’s more of an expert than I am.  We’ve been to Coppola’s winery and had a few of his wines over the years.  Fiance suggested a cabernet, preferably the reserve, which is generally designed to age.  The 2006 Director’s Cut Cab could also work and has won some awards and is only $30.  Not a bad deal. 

EDIT: So, the link below doesn’t take you right to the wine, but it gets you to the wine shop.  Click on Francis’s Reserve Cache, then scroll down the to 2006 Director’s Cut Cab.

http://store.franciscoppolawinery.com/shared/StoreFront/default.asp?CS=ffcp&StoreType=BtoC&Count1=901271998&Count2=818412423&CategoryID=13&Target=products.asp

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