100% Unoaked Chardonnay from California. SRP of $11 and available for $8.
Sample received courtesy Francis Ford Coppola Winery for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"My family has always made wine. To hear it from my father Carmine, these were not fancy wines, they were everyday wines, wines that were on the dinner table each night. With the case of a screw cap and a bright, unoaked style, our Chardonnay is a refreshing wine for everyday life.Yesterday we reviewed the 2009 Francis Ford Coppola Rosso, one of the other value priced wines in the Rosso and Bianco line. Today we have the Chardonnay, and it's quite a nice one.
The 2009 Francis Ford Coppola Chardonnay starts with aromas of pear, apple, and tropical fruit along with some light floral notes. I love wine with a great bouquet and much like the Rosso we reviewed yesterday this one has a great aroma. The wine tastes clean and fresh and is light-bodied. The predominant flavors when tasting are pear, mango, and citrus. This Chardonnay also displays some minerality on the finish but really showcases the fruit quite nicely, with no oak. The wine also has pretty good acidity and would likely be rather flexible with foods.
Buy this wine online from our featured sponsor Marketview Liquor or see a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.
Taste Rating: 7 Cost Rating: 9
Overall Rating: 7.5
All ratings use a simple 10 point scale with 10 being the best. Find out more about my rating system here and check out the Interactive Wine Rating Chart to find all my reviews! You can sort by type of wine, cost, rating, etc. in the interactive spreadsheet.