From the Sonoma estate of Academy Award winner Francis Ford Coppola comes this electrifyingly delicious 'Director’s' cut – a creation that embodies two of Coppola's greatest loves: wine and cinema. Like the gothic film for which it's named, this Cabernet Sauvignon is dark and intriguing. 2014 was a stellar vintage, with ideal temperatures and a long, dry growing season yielding particularly ripe grapes – so in addition to that trademark Cab backbone of rich tannins, you’re also in for a dose of intense cassis, black currant and a touch of spice from expert oak aging.
Cabernet is the king of the reds, loved for its deepcolored, black currant-rich wines. Most famously, it's the variety that powers Bordeaux's legendary first growths, like Château Lafite and Château Margaux. However, you’ll also find plenty of world-class examples in California. The best known (and expensive) reds come from the Napa Valley and Sonoma, but there are many hot spots along the Central Coast that deliver big bang for your buck.