Wine Review: Francis Coppola 2007 Syrah

Francis Coppola 2007 Syrah

Francis Coppola 2007 Syrah

The first Coppola wine we’re reviewing, and it’s a pretty good one.

Color

Good, stiff purple all the way through. Slightly cloudy, which makes it even more appetizing for some reason. Boysenberry syrup, once again.

Nose

Tight nose. Ethanol, which probably won’t be too appetizing to many people. Cherries, smoke, tight blueberry, and still-hard blackberries.

Taste

The finish on this wine is spectacular (we’re even talking about it first!). Great acid. Also, that ethanol on the nose was confirmed by the extra dose of booze. Delicious, bursting dark cherries and then you’re suddenly gnawing on a freshly sawed cedar 2×4. The mid-palate of this wine is perfection. The oak is not overpowering, but not understated. It makes you lick your chops and take another drink. Last comment: while we were enjoying the cherry and wood elements, we were hoping for a bit more variety in the fruit; it is a bit one-sided.

With Food

As usual, Syrah is great with BBQ, and since we’ve got about a month or so left of summer, light those coals and pour a glass of the Francis Coppola Syrah.

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