Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Blue Label Merlot (half-bottle) 2002

Merlot from Central Coast, California

$12.99
Item No. 79265
  • red wine

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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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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