Sample submitted for review. SRP of $11 but available for $7.99 at Trader Joe's.
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
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