Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Claret 2009

Bordeaux Red Blends from California

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Item No. 109847
Style: Smooth & Supple

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%.
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Winemaker's Notes

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 perfectly balanced and elegantly textured wine with supple tannins, rich fruit concentration and alluring notes of spice and wood. It is a lovely accompaniment to filet mignon topped with bleu cheese, grilled lamb chops or truffle buttered potatoes.

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CathynSF - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(4/9/2012)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Tried a few bad clarets in my time, THIS is not one of them. If you've been hesitant to try a Claret, then make this the one to drink! Shared with friends over crusty bread, thin slices of ham with a gritty mustard and cheddar cheese and it held up well. Very tasty on its own. I will buy this again. And, it's in one of the collections, so check that out too!
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Buttaflygurl - San Francisco, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(4/6/2012)
Style: Smooth & Supple
I am loving this! Very balanced and fruit forward. It's a Napa Style Bordeaux - if that's possible. Good stuff!
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Rating:
(4/1/2012)
Style: Smooth & Supple
This is a terrific wine for large dinner parties as it is mild enough to attract those who typically are not red drinkers by smooth enough to satisfy those who love reds. Great can't miss wine!
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Learn About Francis Ford Coppola Map ItMap It

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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Learn About Other California

California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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