Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Claret Cabernet Sauvignon
2021, Cabernet Sauvignon 76%, Petit Verdot 16%, Cabernet Franc 4%, Merlot 4%, U.S.A.
Diamond Claret offers voluptuous body and supple tannins with loads of red and black fruits, toasted spices, and an intriguing floral nuance. Francis Ford Coppola's inspiration for the Diamond Collection was a bottle of 1906 Claret he found in the cellar of his Napa Valley property when he purchased it in 1975. Coppola's Diamond Collection wines are classic California expressions that offer fruit-forward, multi-dimensional flavor, and immediate drinkability. Diamond Collection Claret typically includes some combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec to create a prestige Bordeaux-style blend, bottled with gold netting in the way Europe's finest wines were once presented. Claret fruit is grown in a range of vineyards from diverse locations resulting in greater complexity. A garnet colored wine with aromas of black currants, raspberries, violets, and anise. Flavors of cherries, pomegranate, toasted oak, and vanilla lead into a long, smooth finish. Enjoy with lamb, roast beef, grilled chicken and fine cheeses. (from the vintner)