Feb 25 2011

Francis Ford Coppola Rosso Blend (California, 2009)

Category: BlendEddie @ 10:42 pm
This is a wine that we’ve reviewed previously in the 2008 vintage, but we were disappointed with the 2009 compared to the previous year.
$16 from Fry’s
Two and a Half Trophies
  • Aromas of over ripe raspberry and a slight hint of black pepper
  • Very tannic out of the bottle
  • Long finish with flavors of dark cherry
  • A bit plain at first and the finish is where all the flavor is at
  • Hints of rosemary
  • Kind of like going to a Black Angus or a Red Lobster…a recognizable name that you are satisfied with but not overwhelmed.  Buy it if it is on sale obut do not go out of your way to pick it up at full price.
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3 Responses to “Francis Ford Coppola Rosso Blend (California, 2009)”

  1. Kristin says:

    Completely agree with your review. I picked this up for just under $9 a bottle because I remembered it fondly from my grad school days (food and budget friendly). Definitely not as good as I remembered it to be, but not offensive. I think there are better wines for the price.

  2. Dan says:

    I just purchased a case of 2009 Rosso from a local wine shop that had it on special for $6.36 a bottle with a mail-in-rebate of $42 on a case. That’s just $2.86 plus tax per bottle. At this price, it’s an amazing QPR. It’s actually a good food friendly blend or nice on it’s own as well.

  3. Dave says:

    I’ve purchased three or four bottles so far at about $8.60, and I couldn’t be happier with this wine at this price. It’s exactly what it claims to be on the bottle: an everyday table wine. It’s perfect for jelly jars on the back porch, and I agree about the real bang being found at the finish. It does, however, offer a fairly substantial mouth feel even before the taste kicks in and does not feel thin at all. Love this wine… just two cents from a total amateur…

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