Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Blue Label Merlot 1999

Merlot from Central Coast, California

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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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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...

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The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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