Amelia Island Wine-Napa Highlights and Coppola Director Wines
January 23, 2017
Our weekly wine recommendations are from Amelia Island Wine Company, a wine shop that offers fine wines from around the world along with wine accessories and gifts. The shop is located in Palmetto Walk at 4924 First Coast Highway just down from Bar Zin. Visit their website at www.ameliaislandwinecompany.com
A reminder that Amelia Island Wine Company also recycles used wine corks both natural and synthetic we have partnered with two companies in Oregon and New York that recycle them into other goods, like Surfboards pads and yoga mats and even soles of sandals.
Coppola’s Director’s wines were created to honor Francis Ford Coppola’s two great loves: wine and film. The Director’s family with a line-up of limited-edition wines inspired by directors and movies that Francis holds in greatest admiration. Director’s Great Movies wine labels feature reproductions of retro-futuristic movie posters by Laurent Durieux, an artist much admired by Francis.
These wines are set apart from our original Director’s wines. They are comprised of different blends that feature fruit sourced not just from Sonoma County, but Monterey, Paso Robles, and San Luis Obispo as well. By blending fruit from multiple appellations, we are able to create wines with expressive textural dimension and lush, juicy fruit flavors.
Ripe pineapple delicately intertwines citrus and green apple aromas. Elegantly layered, this wine is rich on the palate with balanced flavors of bright fruit and delectable brioche with hints of toasted almonds and spice. The lush, velvety mouthful gently fades with a soft lingering finish.
Gems of Napa Valley
The 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has an enticing nose of blackberries, bay leaf and graphite. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and reminiscent of cocoa-dusted dark chocolate truffles, cloves, and blackberries. 91 points from Robert Parker.
The 2014 Carneros Chardonnay has a pale yellow straw color. Aromas of white flowers, stone fruit, lemon zest, and a hint of vanilla, lead to a rich and enveloping palate of lychee fruit and toasted almonds, with bright, mouth-watering acidity.
Support Florida Wine Growers!
This is a fun and fruity Sangria from Island Grove winery in Hawthorne near Gainesville.
A delightful blend of oranges, lemons, limes, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries aged with delicious Florida blueberry wine. Slice up some fruit and make a pitcher for friends. Perfect over ice on the boat or wherever the tides may take you!