Sandra and I sourced this bottle of Francis Ford Coppola Archimedes 2009 at the winery. The winery is a showcase of the directors movie props, that you would expect. It is worth going to the winery to see the movie props. The winery was a little crowded, but we had a motivated wine server.
The Archimedes is a Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvigon, of the year of 2009. Sandra and I bought this bottle after the wine server slipped us a sip. This was the wineries pricey bottle and around $70, its a deal, compared to Napa wines.
To the wine:
Nose: The nose on this Cabernet Sauvigon was light and full of plum and cherry notes. I was a little surprised at how light the nose was. It still worked out.
Tasting Phase: During the tasting phase, I was not super impressed. I am a tough sell. Don’t get me wrong, it is a good wine. I got plum, cherry and very light tannis. The tasting phase was not warm and it was very light. This tasting phase had a quality t it.
Finish: The finish to this wine was very light with a small amount of warmth. The wine pulls from the middle of the tongue and was not expected.
Ok, this wine was not bad, it just was not spectacular. I am not being fair here. Yes we bought the wine at the winery and had a good time. I just have not been a big fan of the Hollywood wine makers. Yes we bought several bottles of wine and this wine was pretty good. Would I buy it again, probably not. The Coppala winery is surrounded by other wineries making pretty good wine. Spreading the wealth.