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. =)
(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!