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Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Claret 2010
Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Claret 2010
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PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com rating: 91 points
2011 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Diamond Claret 2010 is a dark garnet color. This vintage displays aromas of berries, plums, and allspice, and flavors of Cherries, currants, cassis, and vanilla.

The 2010 growing season experienced chilly spring temperatures, and a mild summer. Waiting for that late, warm fall to arrive pushed harvest out weeks later than normal. But having the extra hangtime, allowed the fruit to develop beautifully concentrated flavors, and become a very layered, textural wine with dark, rich fruit impressions, supple tannins and distinct spice nuances that enhance the oak barrel character.

Blend: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec, and 3% Cabernet Franc

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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."



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Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Claret 2009
Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Claret 2009
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PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $16.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com rating: 91 points
2011 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points

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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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."



Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Other California    California   
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Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
(search item no. 107773)

PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $14.99

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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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."



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Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Pinot Grigio 2010
Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Pinot Grigio 2010
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PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $15.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Pinot Grigio is a varietal that requires mild temperatures and delicate handling, so it's fortuitous that 2010 featured chilly spring weather and only moderate summer temperatures. These conditions resulted in a smaller than average crop size, but complex and intense aromatics of pear, apricot, and pink grapefruit, becoming quite luscious in character with flavors of quince, green apple, peach and minerals as a result of an extended growing season that lasted well into September. After a nice stretch of warm weather in Monterey County, we harvested our fruit and then fermented and finished in stainless steel to retain the varietal's juicy fruit flavors and invigorating mineral notes. It presents a versatile pairing partner with appetizers, brunch menus, salads and grilled fish.
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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."