Christie's to Auction Bottles of Inglenook Wine from Francis Ford Coppola's Private Collection

Francis Ford Coppola will auction off a selection of rare Inglenook wines fom his private collection, according to a Christie’s press release.  Bottles include the “legendary 1941 Inglenook” and a bottle of the 1935 Vintage.

Assuredly, the sale’s attendees are going to make him an offer he can’t refuse.

Just when Mr. Coppola thought he was out [of the wine business], they pull him back in.

When The Observer mentioned the press release to his estimable colleague, Dan Duray, he responded: “Michael is it true? Is it true, Michael?”

There are probably more Godfather jokes to make, but we’ll stop there. Mr. Coppola acquired the Inglenook trademark this year after expressing interest for some time. He purchased part of the estate in 1975, but the trademark remained held by corporate owners. The sale will take place on September 24.

Christie's to Auction Bottles of Inglenook Wine from Francis Ford Coppola's Private Collection