As a traditional Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the 2000 Francis Coppola Diamond Series Black Label Claret is a wine of defined personality that speaks more to a style of wine than an individual varietal. This vintage has a deep, dark and luxurious blue-purple color. The Claret has expressive aromatics of toasty vanilla with essences of sweet blackberries and spicy black pepper, followed by rich flavors of blueberry, clove and mint. The wine concludes with a supple yet structured finish that is drinkable now or may be cellared for the next three to five years. Serve the 2000 Black Label Claret with roasted meats, hearty stews, and pungent cheeses.