Francis Ford Coppola Eleanor Red 2011

Francis Ford Coppola Eleanor Red 2011 United States  California Red Wine  Red Blend
Product ID: 29816
Region: United States, California
Varietal: Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Type: Red Wine, Red Blend
Vintage: 2011
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 14.3
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"The 2011 Eleanor delivers rich, decadent flavors that are textural, aromatic and enduring. Aged for 2 years in barrel, the wine's tannins are integrated but still deliver a solid grip that's offset by a velvety palate and very pure fruit expressions. Enjoy a fragrant nose of cherries, blackberries, cloves and cedar followed by succulent flavors of raspberries and cassis. Spice and earth notes are prevalent with impressions of leather, minerals, pepper, and graphite underscoring a trace of floral. For immediate enjoyment decant several hours before serving, or cellar 3-5 years to experience this wine at its fullest." —winemaker

Blend: 36% Zinfandel, 15% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Petite Sirah
"Ripe and savory blackberry aromas lead to soft, jammy flavors of black cherry, spicy toast and toasted herb. Zinfandel, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah. Drink now through 2017. 1,819 cases made." —Tim Fish, Wine Spectator
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Attributes Meat Cheese Other
Cabernet Francchicken, veal, ham, pork or grilled meatsBleu, Brie, Camembert, Cheddar, Fontina, goat cheese, Gorgonzola or Swisstomato based sauces, basil or curries
Cabernet Sauvignonred meat, game, lamb, mild red meat, or stewsCamembert, Cheddar, Colby, Danish Blue, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Parmesan, Blue Cheese, or Roquefortmeat stocks, mustard, or pepper
Petite Sirahred meat or gameDarcy, Arina, Benning or Saint-Florentinpepper, mushroom or earthy sauces
Petit Verdotsheep and blue cheeses
Zinfandelbeef, especially in a pepper sauce, pork or sausageAsiago, Canestato, goat cheese, Gouda, Gruyere, Muenster, Pecorino or Piavebasil, oregano, pepper or mild tomato sauces
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