Unita Cabernet 2017

Unita Cabernet 2017
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Welcome to Unita Blends, an offering from the Becker Vineyards and Francis Ford Coppola Winery collaboration.

Our favorite day of any week is when an old friend stops by, pours a glass of wine and starts the conversation with “I have this idea…” So, do yourself a favor and uncork this wine, pour a glass and see what dreams may come. We are sure inspiration as bold and bright as this wine will follow. 

An equal blend from the rolling hills of Sonoma County and big plains of Texas, this wine is what happens when friends work together. Clove and nutmeg spices open to vanilla and pepper, followed by plum and black currant…this wine continues to open, offering a wonderful floral and spice component perfume, finishing with lingering red fruit and subtle hints of chocolate and coffee. Here we have a beautiful union between West Coast and South West. 

Aromatics: Rich chocolate coffee, earthy hints and Herbs de Provence

On the Palate: Coffee with hints of chocolate, followed by dried raspberry, ripe plums, currant and brown spice, full tannins

Enjoy now, age 10+ years

Decant 30 minutes before serving

Serve 65-68F


Wine Specs
Harvest Date
August - September, 2017
24.5 - 26.0 Brix
2 years in French and American oak barrels
Stainless Steel and oak barrels
Bottling Date
July, 2019
Residual Sugar
Dry 0.7 g/L
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The collaboration: 1/2 of the grapes are from Francis Ford Coppola (California); and 1/2 of the grapes are from Becker Vineyards (Texas). *** In Francis Ford Coppola's (California) half: Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. *** And for Becker Vineyards (Texas) half: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, Lahey Vineyards (Brownfield, TX); 32% Merlot, Lahey Vineyards (Brownfield, TX) and 10% Merlot, Amanecer Vineyards (Sundown, TX); and 8% Cabernet Franc, Bingham Family Vineyards (Meadow, TX).
Food Pairing Notes
Savory, rich dishes such as Black Pepper Steak, Roast Pork or Duck, Aged white cheddar, Manchego

Product Reviews

Leslie Peak's Gravatar
Leslie Peak
(Dec 27, 2019 at 12:27 PM)
When I first got into wines nearly 20 years ago, there's wasn't a Coppola I didn't like. Recently, after moving back to Texas about three years ago, I haven't tasted a Becker I didn't like. So, as you can imagine, this surprising find was a dream come true. And it certainly does not disappoint! I look forward to visiting Becker Vineyards one day!

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Jack DuFon
(Jul 18, 2020 at 7:17 AM)
Huge Becker and Coppola fan. Bought a case to enjoy over time. Really appreciate the effort in making a collaboration like this happen. Kudos to both wineries for caring enough to create something special for their fans. A true rarity these days.

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Linda Young
(Nov 19, 2021 at 4:10 PM)
Love it! Best of Becker combined with best of Copalla!

MelB's Gravatar
(Nov 23, 2021 at 10:25 AM)
This wine tastes wonderful

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Sara K.
(Jan 19, 2022 at 9:28 AM)
Such a great collaboration! My husband and I got a bottle in our wine club membership, and we loved it so much we immediately went online and bought more to enjoy in the future. Buy multiple bottles, you're going to want them!

Cagintx's Gravatar
(Feb 19, 2022 at 10:07 AM)
Hadn’t had a Becker wine in many years. This blend is pretty exciting. Would definitely purchase again.

mary's Gravatar
(May 14, 2022 at 9:44 AM)
Very great flavor Robust, yet mild. Would purchase this again

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Shanon Stark
(Apr 25, 2023 at 5:33 AM)
This wine, by our experience and palates, is very middle of the road. It doesn't blow us away nor is it horrible. It's right down the middle. Doesn't compare to the other high quality cabs y'all produce.

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Bruce Hallock
(Sep 8, 2023 at 7:43 AM)
I would rate this really as a 6 but that was not a choice. This is a marvelous blend, great nose, color and glycerin. The taste is very smooth, soft and expands as it passes all the taste points in your mouth and throat. Coppola has always made great wines and this is a superb extension to that tradition. Becker and Coppola are rightly proud of this product.

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