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Francis Coppola Diamond Collection
" The inspiration for the Diamond Collection was a bottle of 1906 Claret we found in the cellar of the Napa Valley property we purchased in 1975. I designed a new label reminiscent of this old bottle and created the Diamond Collection Black Label Claret, which is our company’s most recognized offering. Today, Diamond Collection includes 13 varietals, each identified with a brightly colored label. The quality and authenticity of Diamond Collection is extremely important because we are a family company and our name is on the label. As such, you can trust that we’ll always give you the very best." Francis Ford Coppola

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.

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£18.99 per bottle / £227.88 per case of 12, all prices include VAT

Winemakers Notes

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.

Tasting Profile
Appearance Purple garnet
Aromas Plums, wild berries, cocoa and cinnamon
Falvors Cherries, currants, blueberries and crème brulee
Corey Beck, Winemaker