I haven’t featured a wine from Trader Joe’s in a while…not that I haven’t tried any new bottles, but I haven’t been finding wines that both are a great value and taste amazing. That all changed last weekend when I grabbed a bottle of Francis Ford Coppola Rosso to pair with a homemade pizza.
Francis Ford Coppola Rosso 2009 is a blend of 26% Cabernet, 26% Petite Sirah, 25% Syrah, and 23% Zinfandel from different regions of CA. It has 13.5% alcohol and retails for $7.99. For more information see www.franciscoppolawinery.com
Now the Fun Part- Tasting the Wine
Francis Ford Coppola Rosso pours a deep plum in the glass. The nose has notes of bright, dark fruit, oak, and spice. The palate is exploding with flavors of ripe blackberries, plum, cherries, and cranberries. The wine has a rich, full mouthfeel and ends with a smooth and spicy finish. A great value that paired amazingly with our pizza!
My Wine Rating- B+
Food Pairing Suggestions- This wine pairs perfectly with casual fare such as pizza, burgers, or a grilled sirloin.