Coppola Bianco Pinot Grigio is one of the many white wines I’ve had the pleasure of tasting in this very hot summer we’re having. This Coppola Bianco Pinot Grigio has that wonderful crisp taste that one comes to expect from a Pinot Grigio.
Coppola Bianco Pinot Grigio
Inglenook Winery of Coppola Winery is the producer of Coppola Bianco Pinot Grigio. Like many of the historic Napa Valley wineries, this has a very interesting story and an equally interesting owner. The Rubicon Estate Winery formerly Niebaum-Coppola Estate Winery is once again called Inglenook Winery. You can find Inglenook Winery in Rutherford, California, USA. The winery sits on a portion of a very historic Napa Valley property.
Gustav Niebaum, a Finnish sea captain, acquired the land in 1879. The original estate remained in the family until the 1960s. Eventually, Coppola bought part of the estate in 1975, which included the historic Victorian manor that had been built by Gustav Niebaum along with the surrounding vineyards. In 1995, Coppola reunited the two original Inglenook parcels by purchasing the grand Inglenook Chateau and surrounding vineyards. Coppola named the combined wineries the Rubicon Estate. That name remained until 2011 when Inglenook name was restored to both the wine and vineyard.
Aside from this Coppola Bianco Pinot Grigio and their winery, one of the many popular attractions of the property is the Movie Gallery. This location is where Francis Coppola shares his amazing movie memorabilia collection, which includes several Academy Awards and Don Corleone’s desk used in the “The Godfather” movie.
It is a beautiful property. Their wine tasting room offers wine tours of their state of the art winemaking, a selection of over 40 kinds of wines and a restaurant that serves a cuisine that pairs well with their wines.
“Named for the gray color that the grapes turn at full ripeness, Pinot Grigio requires diligence so that the grapes are picked at the precise moment they reach full flavor, but before they turn dark in color. This light, crisp, versatile wine is sourced from two regions: The Pinnacles Bench in Monterey and Clarksburg just outside of Lodi. Pinnacles Bench fruit is influenced by cool coastal conditions while our Clarksburg grapes develop more ripeness owing to fertile soils and a warmer climate. When blended together, we create a wine with full, ripe flavors, and balanced acidity.
Our 2010 Bianco Pinot Grigio is a crisp, refreshing white wine that’s appropriate for just about any occasion. Invite friends over and serve Bianco with appetizers, pair it with a light lunch fare, enjoy it at dinnertime with seafood or simply pour yourself a glass to sip on a warm afternoon.”
You can find Coppola Bianco Pinot Grigio on their website, wine.com, amazon.com, bevmo.com, totalwine.com or any fine wine purveyor.
The Coppola Bianco Pinot Grigio was a fun wine to enjoy with my husband and friends. The evening was cooling, the wine was flowing and you could hear the tree frogs singing their evening song. Life couldn’t get much better than that.
Time for a glass…