Wednesday, April 6, 2011

What's in My Glass Wednesdays! 2009 Sofia Rose by Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Ok, Ok... no more beach cocktails for the next few days!  But I do love this semi-dry, fruity, consumer-friendly rose/blush wine by Francis Ford Coppola Winery.  In his "Sofia" collection, again, very girly, elegant, and eye-appealing for all those women out there.  As a woman, I have to say, I <3 this wine.  AND "Johnny Depp" enjoys it, too.  Therefore, an overall crowd pleaser.  =)

Sofia Rose
(Photo from Francis Ford Coppola Winery website)

The D-2010 Scale 
2009 Sofia Rose by Francis Ford Coppola Winery (Sonoma County, CA)
Appearance (10 points possible): Pink in color, clear.  Quite feminine. - 10 points
Aroma/Bouquet (20 points possible): Light strawberry, citrus fruits, grapefruit, floral, and hints of tea leaves.  Aroma is incredibly powerful and alluring. - 19 points
Taste (10 points possible): Medium-bodied rose wine with citrus flavors, crisp acidity, semi-dry, long and smooth finish with grapefruit flavor that lingers on the palate.  Not a complex wine, but very pleasant. - 10 points
Balance (5 points possible): No attribute of this wine really sticks out.  To me, the whole wine flows well and is true to style: light fruity rose. - 5 points
Finish (5 points possible): Smooth finish that lingers with light grapefruit flavors.  Very pleasing. - 5 points 
Add 50 points for attempt, packaging, closure, etc.  --> I have to add here that the packaging is incredibly unique and eye-appealing!
Total Points: 99
Overall Thought: Maybe I'm biased because I'm a girl, but I LOVE this wine.  It's a light, fruity, easy-drinking, not-too-sweet, food-friendly wine.  Nice for a hot sumer day or welcoming in the spring.
Food Pairings: Match with some light desserts, mussels or clams, or something super fatty that needs some nice, crisp acidity to cut through.  However, I prefer this wine without any food. 
Cost: About $19
Splurge Factor (out of 4): 1 - This wine will surely please any woman out there!  And it's not going to cost you an arm and leg to purchase.
Where to buy: Purchase online at Francis Ford Coppola Winery's website.  :)  Cheers!

1 comment:

  1. I agree! Perfect porch wine for a gal pal day!