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Date Printed: 12/28/2014
Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Blue Label Merlot (half-bottle) 2000
Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Blue Label Merlot (half-bottle) 2000
(search item no. 56629)

PRICE ON 12/28/2014: $10.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Merlot is known for its sweet blueberry aromas and this one has it. The aromatics tell so much about a wine; its ripeness and its intensity. There are great aromas of berries and baked blackberry pie. The palate has the identifiable Merlot raspberry and dense blue fruits on the finish. The wine has been aging in French oak for 12 months and it has imparted as stylish, toasty quality and elegant structure that supports the wines lengthy finish. For this Diamond Merlot, we added a small amount of Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon to increase its personality and lift aromatics. The resulting blend is extremely inviting with a great richness and interest, demonstrating why the Merlot has become so popular and appreciated.
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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."