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Date Printed: 10/2/2014
Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Claret 2000
Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Claret 2000
(search item no. 51487)

PRICE ON 10/2/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

As a traditional Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the 2000 Francis Coppola Diamond Series Black Label Claret is a wine of defined personality that speaks more to a style of wine than an individual varietal. This vintage has a deep, dark and luxurious blue-purple color. The Claret has expressive aromatics of toasty vanilla with essences of sweet blackberries and spicy black pepper, followed by rich flavors of blueberry, clove and mint. The wine concludes with a supple yet structured finish that is drinkable now or may be cellared for the next three to five years. Serve the 2000 Black Label Claret with roasted meats, hearty stews, and pungent cheeses.
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About Francis Ford Coppola Winery:

Francis Ford Coppola Winery, re-opened in July 2010, is the latest venture from Francis Ford Coppola, whose passion for wine, food and adventure is nowhere more evident than in this new production – a winery resort located in the heart of Alexander Valley, California. Among the many attractions at the property, Francis Ford Coppola Winery features a wine tasting bar, two restaurants, swimming pools, a movie gallery, a performing arts pavilion and a park area with game tables and bocce courts.

Francis puts it best, saying the winery is meant to be "a wine wonderland, a park of pleasure where people of all ages can enjoy all the best things in life – food, wine, music, dancing, games, swimming and performances of all types. A place to celebrate the love of life."