Francis Ford Coppola Winery premieres two custom wines for the 2019 Oscars and Governors Ball, Final Cut - 91st Edition Rutherford 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon and Final Cut - 91st Edition Russian River Valley 2017 Chardonnay. The wine bottles include a zoetrope animated label.
Through a process of meticulous fruit selection and numerous blending trials, these specially made wines capture the distinct nuances of distinguished microclimates in a highly refined style. Additionally, the elegant Sofia Rosé, named after critically acclaimed director Sofia Coppola, was selected for the program as well as Director’s Cut Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, Francis Coppola Reserve Pinot Noir and Eleanor wines. This new wine, which continues the three-year partnership with the Oscars, features unique zoetrope labels from five-time Oscar winner Francis Ford Coppola’s personal collection.
Opulent best describes the Final Cut - 91st Edition Rutherford 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s a wine with presence and complex character, supple tannins and fragrant oak that frames alluring impressions of red cherry, plum, leather, tobacco and clove. Mouth-filling and dramatic, as the wine opens up black fruits emerge with notes of vanilla and baking spices.
The Final Cut - 91st Edition Russian River Valley 2017 Chardonnay offers vibrant aromas of pineapple, melon, kumquat and clove. Full-bodied and broad on the palate, the wine’s lush flavors of apples, lemon cream, cinnamon graham cracker, and smoky bourbon vanilla build before finding a crescendo of crisp mineral notes on the finish.
The winery has put together a fun Oscar party kit for consumers to be the ultimate host, since there isn't one planned for this year's event. The kit includes bingo sheets, acceptance speech mad libs and invites viewers can use for the big show.
Francis Ford Coppola Winery is expected to serve over 2,400 bottles of wine, which comes out to more than 14,000 glasses. Those who are not attending the award-winning night can find Sofia Rosé, Director’s Cut and Eleanor wines at a store near them by visiting the Winery online.