Francis Ford Coppola Winery has announced that two limited-edition wines will be poured exclusively at this year’s 90th Oscars and the Governors Ball, the Academy’s official Oscars after-party, on March 4.
The wines feature original label designs and are part of winery’s Director’s Cut wine collection. The Oscars 90th Edition includes a rich 2016 Chardonnay, as well as a classic, earthy 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon.
Due to his extensive history with the Academy, which includes 14 Oscar nominations and six wins, including the prestigious Irving G. Thalberg Award, filmmaker and vintner Francis Ford Coppola developed these two wines for these events to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Oscars.
“The Academy Awards is a ceremony that honors daring, fearless, innovative storytelling, and in that tradition, we have developed two exquisite Director’s Cut wines that reflect innovative excellence,” says Corey Beck, Francis Ford Coppola Winery’s CEO.
The Oscars 90th Edition 2016 Chardonnay is a single-vineyard bottling from Gail Ann’s Vineyard in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County. This vineyard is a parcel of Dutton Ranch that resides in the warmest part of the appellation producing expressive tropical tones. These tones are met with dramatic spice notes and profound aromatic qualities.
Dramatic in character, the Oscars 90th Edition 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is a robust blend from the Alexander Valley. Its mouth-filling flavors are vivid and juicy, elevated by a framework of velvety tannins. This full-bodied wine has a black fruit profile that’s complemented by well-balanced oak flavors.
In addition to the two Director’s Cut Oscars 90th Edition labels, Francis Ford Coppola Winery will also be pouring Director’s Cut Sauvignon Blanc, Director’s Cut Chardonnay, Francis Coppola Reserve Pinot Noir and Archimedes.
In total, Francis Ford Coppola Winery is expected to serve more than 2,400 bottles of wine, which comes out to more than 14,000 glasses.
To celebrate award season, Francis Ford Coppola Winery is launching a new Director’s Cut limited edition wine available to consumers. The 2014 Final Cut is a single- vineyard Malbec featuring an interactive label that replicates the experience of zoetrope animation: turn the label on the bottle by hand and watch the show.
In the film business, the "Director’s Cut" allows filmmakers to present their own creative vision of a story when it differs from that of the studio. "Final Cut," on the other hand, represents the version of the film the studio believes will be most appealing to moviegoers.