Brian’s Wine Wednesday: Coppola Sofia Rosé

Sofia-RoseOn a hot summer day, enjoying a heavy red wine gets a little harder. Admittedly, on days like this, I will often crank up the AC and still pour myself a nice Cabernet! But there’s something about sitting outside, feeling a warm summer breeze, and lifting a glass of crisp, chilled Rosé to your lips.

If that sounds like a good idea to you, then consider filling that glass with Coppola’s Sofia Rosé. Everything about this wine is beautiful: the bottle, in an elegant, voluptuous shape; the color, a deep rose petal hue; the aroma, nicely floral with a hint of strawberry; and the flavor is perfect on a hot summer day, not too sweet, but full and flavorful, with more strawberry, some raspberry notes, and a hint of vanilla, and a dry finish.

Legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola named this Rosé after his daughter, Sofia, herself an accomplished director and filmmaker. He tasked winemaker Corey Beck to produce a crisp, delicate wine similar to what is enjoyed on the French Riviera. Sofia Rosé is a blend of Syrah, Grenache, and Pinot Noir, with grapes sourced from Monterey CA. It is less than 13% alcohol, and received 90 points from Wine Enthusiast, who named it their editor’s choice. You can pick up a bottle almost everywhere, for less than $15.

4 corks

On my five-cork scale based on taste and value, I give Coppola’s Sofia Rosé 2015 four corks. It’s a nice wine at a very good price!


If you’d like to try interesting wines like this, please join me at our next private wine party at Matt the Miller’s Tavern! I host a wine dinner there every month, and we feature several interesting wines, each paired with a delicious course. There are always cool prizes to win, too, so listen Wednesday at 4:15 to win your spot on the guest list, or click here for a chance to win!

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