Francis Ford Coppola Archimedes 2009 Cabernet Sauvigon


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.