Coppola Bianco Pinot Grigio, findingourwaynow.comCoppola 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.

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. Inglenook Winery is located 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 the Inglenook name was restored.

Coppola Bianco Pinot Grigio,

Aside from this Coppola Bianco Pinot Grigio and their winery, one of the many popular attractions on the property is the Movie Gallery. This 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.

Coppola Bianco Pinot Grigio

Coppola Bianco Pinot Grigio,

This is what the winemaker has to say about this Coppola Bianco:

“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,,,, 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 then that.

Time for a glass…

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  • Cheryl Therrien

    There you go. Not your typical winery. Go for the wine and see some movie memorabilia. :)

    • Susan P. Cooper

      You would love the museum Cheryl. it is very cool. :-)

  • Doreen Pendgracs

    Hi, Susan. I haven’t had the Coppola Pinot Grigio, but I absolutely LOVE their Malbec. Have you tried it?

    • Susan P. Cooper

      I haven’ tried their Malbec in a while Doreen. I liked it then, so I’m sure I would like it now. :-)

  • Debra Yearwood

    I’m a big fan of the Coppola wines enjoying many of the reds but I haven’t tried the Pinot Grigio yet, something to look forward to. :)

    • Susan P. Cooper

      That is a cool Debra. I hope you enjoy this Pinot Grigio when you do give it a try. :-)

  • Sandra Sallin

    Must try their Pinot Grigio. I love Pinot Grigio. I’m not really a wine connoisseur but I do enjoy wines. I love being up in Napa etc. I feel like I’m in Europe.

    • Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Sandra, I think you would enjoy it. I too enjoy the whole Napa experience and for the same reason. :-)

  • Jon Jefferson

    I haven’t had any of the wines from the Coppola winery. Yet another reason for me to visit the wine region, good wine and a cool museum to explore.

    • Susan P. Cooper

      You have love this winery Jon. It really has some cool wine and a great museum of movie stuff too. His collection of antique movie cameras is pretty awesome. :-)

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    I’ve tried a couple of the reds from the Coppola winery. This one would be fun to visit since it combines movie paraphernalia as part of the tour.

    • Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Jeri. It would a fun one to visit. The tasting room, tour and museum are very worth a visit. :-)

  • Susan Oakes

    Looks like a wine to try Susan. As I had not heard of Pino Grigio before you wrote about it earlier I decided to find some and try it. Not bad and one I have added to the types of wine I drink.

    • Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Susan, That’s cool, Pinot Grigio is such a versatile wine. i love the crisp fresh taste of it in general. This wine had that. If you find it, let me know what you think. :-)

  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    Does crisp mean it’s bitter?

    • Susan P. Cooper

      Hi Krystle, No it doesn’t. It means it has a cool taste that is a bit lighter then a red. If you like a good white wine you will enjoy a Pinot Grigio. :-)

  • Rebecca Thompson

    I wish we had of had more time in California on our recent trip to be able to see this place. We tasted many California wines as these were the ones recommended for our preference. I will see if this one is available in Sydney and give it a try as Spring is just around the corner (although it feels like it has already arrived).

    • Susan P. Cooper

      Yeah, that would have been cool. It’s hard to everything on a vacation. This is very nice wine Rebecca, I would love your thoughts when do have a chance to try it. :-)

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