WINEMAKER(S)
Corey Beck, Sandy Walheim

2017 AUCTION LOT NO. 32

Sonoma County Barrel Auction
Francis Ford Coppola Winery
Eureka!

Cabernet Sauvignon
Blue Oak Vineyard
Alexander Valley
2015
10 CASES PRODUCED
Sonoma County

ABOUT THE WINE

Archimedes, the flagship wine of Francis Ford Coppola Winery, pays homage to Francis’s “Uncle Archie,” and the Coppola family’s admiration of Greek mathematician, Archimedes. Archimedes is a limited production Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon made to honor the creativity and innovation of the human spirit. They’ve taken the Archimedes story a bit further, playfully naming this unique lot, “Eureka!” which is famously attributed to the ancient Greek scholar. Eureka! is sourced from the Blue Oak Vineyard, which is a core Archimedes vineyard in the southern Alexander Valley. The Cabernet Sauvignon from Blue Oak Vineyard is an excellent representation of concentrated grapes with great viscosity, spirited yet balanced tannins and elegant fruit with hints of smoke and tobacco leading to a voluptuous finish.

For Eureka!, they expanded the critically-acclaimed Archimedes—consistently rated mid-90s by Robert Parker—by only selecting the finest fruit. The 2015 Eureka! is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, and it showcases the elevated Coppola winemaking style with grace and vibrancy.

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE

July 2017

ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE

November 2017

A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and booked within a year of receipt.