Francis Ford Coppola Winery 2013 Archimedes
Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States
ON $79.95 (431825)
Francis Ford Coppola named his flagship red blend in honour of Greek mathematician Archimedes who was the namesake for his Uncle Archimedes Coppola. A ripe and flavourful blend of 80 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 10 percent Petite Verdot, six percent Cabernet Franc and four percent Malbec sourced from the winery's estate vineyards in Alexander and Knights valleys, the 2013 Archimedes offers an abundance of concentrated dark fruit, sweet oak and exotic spice notes. It's unbashedly California in style and personality, managing to push to the extreme edge of ripeness without tipping over into cooked jam territory, which gives it instant appeal. Aged for 18 months in French oak, this rich and supple red is drinking nicely now and has the stuffing to mature nicely over the long term. Drink now to 2030+. Highly Recommended.