Francis Ford Coppola Winery has released a 2017 Apocalypse Now Final Cut Cabernet Sauvignon, made from the Alexander Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA) in Northern California.
This new wine builds upon the news of Francis Ford Coppola’s famous 1979 film being restored and rereleased this year as “Apocalypse Now: Final Cut.”
“A sequence in the film shows people enjoying wine during an extravagant dinner and for me, offering this Apocalypse Now wine helps highlight who Francis is as a filmmaker,” explains Corey Beck, CEO and chief winemaker of The Family Coppola.
The Apocalypse Now Final Cut Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of raspberry jam, baked blueberries, violets and smoky spice notes of clove and tobacco, the company says, while the palate presents flavors of crushed cherries, berries and cocoa, before a finish of caramel and toasted wood.
The wine has “an overall excellent structure with tannins capable of aging for several more years,” the company adds, setting up 2017 Apocalypse Now Final Cut Cabernet Sauvignon as a collector’s item.
The Francis Ford Coppola Winery has also showcased part of the six-time Academy Award winning director and screenwriter’s personal film collection including various props and keepsakes from the Vietnam war epic. This rare group includes the bamboo cage where Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando) imprisons Captain Willard (Martin Sheen), surfboards, totem poles, authentic pottery and beads crafted by locals of the little fishing town of Baler in the northern Philippines, costumes from some of the main characters, and Tyrone “Clean” Miller’s hat (Laurence Fishburne). The army bag and dossier that Captain Willard carries is also on display, including the map, and other documents that are all authentic film props.