2004 Francis Coppola Cabernet and 2005 Louis Jadot Beaujolais

Tom: Tonight Melody is having dinner with colleagues and she called to say that she is having a 2004 Francis Ford Coppola Cabernet Sauvignon and that it is delicious. I’m sure she’ll have more to say later. Trigger and I are at home and I’m having a 2005 Louis Jadot Beaujolais-Villages. After last night’s fruit-filled Little Penguin Shiraz, this Beaujolais is a lesson in old-world restraint. It tastes pleasantly dry and tannic, but not dramatically so like a Cabernet or Bordeaux. It tastes of dark fruit. It is not extremely complex like some of the expensive California Cabernets we’ve been drinking lately. It tastes very good and a bit mild, like a Bordeaux lite. I think of Beaujolais as everyday table wine and this is wonderful in that role. (I think however I would pick Coppola’s Rosso or Jacob’s Creek Cabernet, both even a bit lower in price than this, if I were to be trapped on a desert island with only one everyday red.) I think this Beaujolais is typically about $11 in our grocery story and that we got it on sale for about $9. A very nice return to old-world sensibilities. We should expand our forays into European wine.

3 Responses to “2004 Francis Coppola Cabernet and 2005 Louis Jadot Beaujolais”

  1. Melody Says:

    I am tasting the Beaujolais Villages on the second night (Tom didn’t drink the entire bottle last night, thankfully). It is quite interesting. The wine has a pine sap bouquet with not much body. I agree with Tom that I choose Jacob’s Creek Cabernet over this one; however, this one challenges the taste buds and provides a delightful change of pace from the more fruity Australian wines we have been drinking recently.

  2. Paul Says:

    Bought two full cases of Francis Coppolas Cabernet three years ago and it is one of the best. Had a bottle the other day and it is better than before.. cant seem to locate any more.Hmmmm Paul

  3. Tom & Melody Says:

    Hi Paul, What a great idea to get two full cases — you couldn’t go wrong on that one! Interesting to hear it is aging well. I’m surprised you can’t find more. Are you looking for a particular year?

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