Wine Of The Week

WINE OF THE WEEK

April 20, 2005|By Michael Dresser

2004 Francis Coppola "Sofia" Rose ($16). A pretty package isn't reason to buy a mediocre wine, but this is a very well-made rose in a particularly appealing, custom-designed bottle that offsets a relatively high price. A small label lets the vibrant, deep-pink color speak for itself. The wine itself, made from Carneros region pinot noir, is bone-dry and elegant -- with floral aromas and flavors of strawberry, raspberry and cherry. It would make a lovely companion to spicy fried chicken or Southeast Asian dishes. Named after actress-director Sofia Coppola, it's a worthy paternal tribute. It will begin arriving in stores next month.

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