Wine of the Week – 2012 Sofia Chardonnay

The 2012 Sofia Chardonnay from Francis Ford Coppola Winery comes from a tradition that began with sparkling Blanc de Blancs, a gift from Francis Ford Coppola to his daughter Sofia. The latest release comes with a peach-colored label and was celebrated at a Mother’s Day event complete with indoor and outdoor peach balloon installations, samples and hand-made French, peach-colored macaroons.
Sofia blends 75 percent Chardonnay and 25 percent Pinot Blanc, well balanced, bright and crisp. Fruit flavors include green apples, white peaches, pairs, spices and a touch of citrus. The wine was vinifed in stainless seel to preserve the fruit’s flavors, while the remainder fermented in used French oak barrels. Sofia has a suggested retail price of $19. From the design of the label to the style of the wine, Sofia Coppola played a part in the fine tuning of the blend, Winemaker Corey Beck points out.

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