Francis Ford Coppola has a new line of wines available, his "Director's Cut", a limited production, appellation-designated brand sourced from Sonoma fruit. I recently received a sample of their Alexander Valley Sauvignon Blanc ($21). The 2012 vintage in most parts of California was amazing, like many US growing regions, with even seasonal temperatures throughout. I like my Sauvignon Blancs fermented and aged in stainless steel, as this help maintain mouth-puckering acidity, minerality and clean citrus fruit. This Director's Cut has a decent amount of acidity with more tropical fruit like mango and pineapple which had a candied quality. If you like a wine with sweeter fruit, then this would be your type, but not mine, though it is a well-made wine. (WG 85)
The Director's Cut lineup also includes a Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Meritage "Cinema", a blend of Zin, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petite Sirah. If you're looking to adventure into Sonoma's appellations, try them all!