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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Claret 2005
Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Claret 2005
(search item no. 90371)

PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $16.29

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

Winemaker's Notes:

Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Black Label Claret, as its British-derived name implies, is Cabernet Sauvignon-based and made in the same style as Bordeaux's finest wines. A blend of the classic Bordeaux varietals — Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc — Francis Coppola 2005 Claret is supple and rich with smooth tannins, ripe berry flavors, and seductive aromas.

Tradition is a great guide for pairing it with food: savor it alongside grilled lamb chops with a mustard-herb rub or beef tenderloin with a pan sauce made with red wine.

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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."