Diamond

Name of varietal: Diamond

Common synonyms: Moore’s Diamond, White Diamond

Parentage of the grape: Concord, Iona

History of the grape: The varietal dates back to the 1880s when horticulturalist Jacob Moore (hence the synonym “Moore’s Diamond”) crossed Concord with Iona grapes in Brighton, NY. The varietal had been associated with table wines that are relatively high in residual sugar, as was the popular style. More recently, plantings have declined as consumers drift toward releases using European varietals. However, vintners continue to produce small amounts of Diamond, with efforts toward more elegant table and sparkling wines with in less sweet styles.  

Characteristics of the grape: full-bodied, slightly oily, very grapey, golden apples

Regions where the grape is currently important: New York, Pennsylvania

Type or types of wines the grape produces: dry white, sparkling

– Description from Amanda Schuster

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  • Life is darned good in Diamond Bar This is so easy to drink.  Gentle currant flavor on entry, then the suggestion of a spice flavor--I'm going with clove.  Some leather.  Tannin is controlled--it is not observed until mid- to rear-palate.  That, to me, is a tad unusual.  A bit tart, but some of us like that. Read More

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  • Triple digit temperatures in Diamond Bar.  Time for some pink. What an easy summer sipper this one is.  Redolent of fruit--I'm getting kiwi, but with acid tartness that suggests lemon.  I almost want to suck this one through a straw.  Amazingly easy to drink. Read More

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  • D, we went down to Joshua Tree over spring break, came back via Diamond Bar (been meaning to write a post about the amazing dinner Mr. and Mrs, Emark served us, their hospitality, and that awesome Dunn Howell Mountain that we drank, not to mention some better than perfection Sauternes).  Part of the trip was devoted to checking out some colleges... Read More

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  • Or maybe I should just splurge and drink it. Or, when you you visit your ... ... you can come over to the Diamond Bar Adobe, and we'll pull some out.&nbs Read More

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  • "Or, when you you visit your collegiate daughter, you can come over to the Diamond Bar Adobe, and we'll pull some out."Someone going to one of the Claremont schools? Read More

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  • Well, we have returned to the Diamond Bar adobe.Thank you to the Outtheres for graciously hosting us for a wonderful dinner.  Clearly one of the finest and most hospitable food & wine establishments in California wine country.Los Tres Amigos:  Foxall, Outthere, Robin Akhurst with EMark.This was the first time that Mr. and Mrs. EMark ever had a t... Read More

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  • Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Claret 2014

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    Fruit forward and a bit jammy pop and pour. With some air the Petite Verdot showed itself and provided some complexity. Other bottles have impressed me more. This bottle came from a grocers shelf while on vacation and perhaps that degraded the wine. Will try another bottle as I like the Petite Verdot influence. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Claret 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by mychalannie


  • Mjet - these days it's hard to think of a CA or WA Cab that will improve ... ... Mayacamas, Dunn, Togni, Diamond Creek, Palmaz that will definitely get better, but you won't see a hell of a change in only five years.There are others like Heitz, Steltzner, Montelena, Stag's Leap, Grgich, Groth, Staglin, Dalle Valle, Shafer, Viader, Ridge Monte... Read More

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  • Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Claret 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by leahjewell


  • LOVE IT!!! Bruce and Ann Diamond

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