Francis Coppola Diamond Collection 2012 Merlot
Diamond Collection wines are classic California expressions that offer fruit-forward, multi-dimensional flavor and immediate drinkability. With Merlot the objective is to create a wine that has structure and complexity, but soft, smooth tannins. We find that sourcing fruit from several different appellations works best to give us a Merlot that exudes multiple layers of flavor and a nice seductive texture, so we combine fruit from Paso Robles, Sonoma and Monterey County. Our Paso Robles grapes deliver sweet fruit flavors, spice notes and earthy, mineral nuances; our Sonoma fruit contributes natural acidity to create more balance and finesse; and Monterey County grapes provide richness and concentration.
£18.99 per bottle / £227.88 per case of 12, all prices include VAT
2012 was an excellent vintage across California because of steady, mild temperatures that persisted throughout summer. The ideal weather helped us achieve rich, deeply concentrated fruit with good complexity, pervasive spice notes, and supple tannins.
|Aromas||Plums, wild berries, cocoa and cinnamon|
|Falvors||Cherries, currants, blueberries and crème brulee|