Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Cabernet Sauvignon from California

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Item No. 107773
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

For our Cabernet Sauvignon, we combine fruit from appellations as far north as El Dorado and as far south as Paso Robles, where soil diversity produces more complexity in our wine. Likewise, some of our vineyards experience unique daily temperature fluctuations, where extremely hot days are tempered by very cool nights. This slows the ripening process and enhances the flavor and complexity of the fruit.

2009 was an excellent vintage that featured only light spring rain, warm summer weather and no abrupt climate changes at season's end. This allowed us to be highly selective during harvest, choosing the very best fruit only when completely ripe. The result of these amazing conditions is a richly textured, intensely fragrant Cabernet Sauvignon with supple tannins and sophisticated notes of spice and oak.

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neal peterson - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

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(12/17/2011)
Style: Big & Bold
We loved every bottle. Perfect Party wine. San Francisco california
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CathynSF - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

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(4/9/2012)
Style: Light & Fruity
I wasn't blown away as I usualyl am with Mr Coppola's wines. Seemed a bit weaker than usual. I'll need to try another bottle because I don't know if I was off or the wine....Tasty but nor remarkable
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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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(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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