Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Syrah-Shiraz 2010

Syrah/Shiraz from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 125224
  • red wine
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

Our unique Syrah-Shiraz is sourced from three distinct vineyards in the central coast and blended with small amounts of Petite Sirah so that it's extremely dark and lush.

Our San Lucas fruit develops a high level of concentration and intense blackberry aromas as a result of an extended ripening period due to the vineyard's sloping southeastern vineyards. Our Paso Robles fruit, on the other hand, provides red raspberry flavors and a rich, velvety texture. These two fruit selections when blended together with a small amount of Petite Sirah from Hames Valley produce a more complex wine that has depth, structure and profuse aromatics.

In 2010, we harvested weeks later than normal due to the chilly spring and mild summer months. It wasn't until later in the season that the temperatures warmed up, which resulted in extended hangtime for the fruit. At crush, we de-stemmed the clusters but some of the stems were added to the fermentation tank to lend a white pepper aroma to the wine. Richly textured, extremely aromatic, and beautifully concentrated from the extended ripening period our fruit received, this year's Syrah-Shiraz offers succulent fruit flavors, supple tannins and a tapestry of exotic spice notes.

Tasting Profile:
Appearance: Dark magenta
Aromas: Raspberries, cherries, leather and leaves
Flavors: Plums, berries, pepper, nutmeg and cloves

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 Central Coast

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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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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