Red Wines    Merlot    Other California    California   
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Date Printed: 7/30/2014
Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Merlot 2009
Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Merlot 2009
(search item no. 113323)

PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $18.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2009 Diamond Merlot is a rich magenta color. Aromas of boysenberries, anise and cedar. Flavors of black currant, crème de cassis, plums, dark chocolate and spices.

2009 was an excellent vintage that featured only light spring rain, warm summer weather and no abrupt climate changes at season's end. These amazing conditions resulted in a richly textured Merlot that's abundantly flavorful and perfectly balanced by supple tannins and notes of spice and oak.

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About Francis Ford Coppola Winery:

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 restaurants, swimming pools, a movie gallery, a performing arts pavilion and a park area with game tables and bocce courts.

Francis puts it best, saying the winery is meant to be "a wine wonderland, a park of pleasure where people of all ages can enjoy all the best things in life – food, wine, music, dancing, games, swimming and performances of all types. A place to celebrate the love of life."



Rosé Wine    Rose    Victoria    Australia   
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Innocent Bystander Pink Moscato (375ML half-bottle) 2010
Innocent Bystander Pink Moscato (375ML half-bottle) 2010
(search item no. 106538)
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International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $10.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2014 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2012 Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Traditionally a sweet wine with a little frizzante (meaning light fizz), Moscato is known for its aromatic qualities and low alcohol content. Australians have been charmed by this frivolous sipper as it pairs perfectly with brekky, as well as dessert!

Innocent Bystanders pale pink 375 ml. serve of Moscato is a refreshing sipper, offering delicious aromas of watermelon, musk and rose petals alongside red apples and Hubba Bubba. On the off-dry palate, strawberries and sherbet ice cream are lifted by a fresh acid zing and a gentle mouth-tingling fizz. The classy bottle flaunts a crown seal to maintain absolute freshness and a lively spritz. Enjoy immediately or cellar up to 12 months.

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About Innocent Bystander:

The idea behind Innocent Bystander is to produce great value, food friendly wines that are not your run of the mill varietal blends. Taking fruit from various sources in Central Victoria (in particular Sangiovese, Shiraz, Pinot Gris and Viognier) the team at Innocent Bystander is inspired to utilize and showcase the natural qualities of each region in their unique blends.

As a group of winemakers and viticulturalists who eschew the bland direction and market dominance increasingly exerted by the large corporate winemaking groups, the folks behind these wines see themselves as innocent bystanders. They remain accountable to their craft, not shareholders.