The Francis Coppola Winery is a California producer owned by the eponymous filmmaker, famous for directing The Godfather trilogy and Apocalypse Now. This respected, premium styled, richly weighted Zinfandel is a Californian classic - spicy and overflowing with lush dark plum characters. It's the real deal and comes very highly recommended.
The winery writes "We use both hot and cool climate Paso Robles fruit, including some from gravely clay loam soils similar to those in Australia?s Barossa Valley. We also use Sonoma County fruit. By combining these different types of Zinfandel and then adding a small amount of Petite Sirah to the blend in order to balance the wines jammy nature with added structure, we achieve a wine of greater complexity and character."