26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Petite Sirah, 25% Syrah, 23% Zinfandel from California. SRP of $11 but available for $7.99 at Trader Joe's.
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. Our Rosso is made in the same spirit - wines for everyday life.The 2009 Francis Ford Coppola Rosso begins with a great mix of many different aromas. There's dark fruit, plum, spice, cloves, black cherry, and pomegranate among other things. Very nice. The wine tastes sweet and juicy with plum, dark berry, and cranberry flavors. This is an easy drinking, lighter bodied red wine with good texture. Soft tannins show at the finish and a little chocolate flavor lingers at the very end.
The bottom-line? A food flexible daily drinker that features a nice mix of flavors that go down easy. For $8, this might just be an offer you can't refuse.
Also reviewed: The 2009 Francis Ford Coppola Chardonnay
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.