Francis Ford Coppola Rosso & Bianco Chardonnay 2009

Francis Coppola Rosso Bianco ChardonnayPrice: $10
Winery: Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Geyserville, California
Varietal: Chardonnay
Packaging: 750 ml bottle, screw cap
Alcohol: 13.5%
Our Rating: 8.6 out of 10

Lately, I’ve been avoiding Chardonnays, mostly because I’ve been in the mood for lighter, fruitier white wines that aren’t strongly oaked. I’m glad I tried Rosso & Bianco Francis Coppola Chardonnay 2009, as it’s unoaked and its fruit flavors come through nicely. This chard has a prominent, aroma of tropical fruit & pineapple. These fruits appear on the palate, too. The finish is a little acidic and lingers nicely. It’s not as creamy as some Chardonnays, but the lack of oak gives it an uncommon character.

I usually try to provide a sampling of other opinions, but for this Chardonnay there hasn’t been much activity. Perhaps it’s too new?

Rosso & Bianco Francis Coppola Chardonnay 2009 is a nice summer wine, refreshing, affordable, and not too heavy. Try it on the patio with grilled shrimp and veggies.

2 thoughts on “Francis Ford Coppola Rosso & Bianco Chardonnay 2009”

  1. My question is…
    I buy box wine at a Rite Aid in Sedro Woolley Wa. and also sometimes at Acme General store in Acme Wa.I have noticed that their is a different in the taste??? why??? I bought a box today numbers 29511 06:26r54 it has a much better taste more flavor and all around much better than what I buy at Acme General store????

    1. First, check the expiration dates, John. As I describe in How Long is Boxed Wine Good?, box wines may not last much more than 12 months even if stored properly, and some experts think six months is the limit. Second, even with the same dates, storage can make a difference. Keep the box in a hot area, and it will go bad more quickly. There’s also a possibility that the difference could occur in the winemaking process when different batches are involved. I’d focus on dates and storage. If one store seems to have better-tasting wine, buy it there. They may be more careful about proper storage and stock rotation.

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