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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Blue Label Merlot 1999
Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Blue Label Merlot 1999
(search item no. 24291)

PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $16.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Merlot has traditionally been used to blend softness and richness into Cabernet blends, but now has become one of the most popular red wines from California. The 1999 Francis Coppola Diamond Series Blue Label Merlot is generous and opulent. It is made with small amounts of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon to add personality and lifting aromatics. The Merlot is aged in new to three-year-old French oak barrels for eight months. Aromas of berries and blackberry pie from the fruit stand out in the nose that integrate with the stylish toasty quality from the oak. On the palate, the identifiable raspberry and dense blue, jammy fruit flavors combine with the wines elegant structure to support the stylish and lengthy finish. The 1999 Diamond Series Merlot is extremely inviting with great richness and appeal; it is drinkable now or can be laid down for two to five years.
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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."