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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  • Francis Coppola Diamond Series Claret Black Label California 2012


    Enjoyed this bottle at Bonefish Grill with dinner. Way too pricey at the restaurant, but then again, what wine isn't??Easy drinking, didn't have that big meaty chewy consistency you would look for from a Cabernet. Based on the price, it would be easy to use this as an every day red. I've since bought a bottle at Kroger and enjoyed it very mu... Read More

    Wine review by yoscott

  • Wow, it sounds like the big crime incident was a home invasion.  They ... ... much for crime news in the Diamond Bar Ghetto.  I'll now return control of the thread to wine lovers.I sort of hesitate to say this (Oh, BS, no I don't), but we're going Greek tonight: Very light-bodied, but after a few minutes out of the refrigerator it is easy to f... Read More

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  • OK, Outthere is showing off, again.  The rest of us do not get a shot at ... of major crime incident in Diamond Bar.  A Sheriff's helicopter has been circling outside my window about a half-mile to the west for the last half-hou Read More

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  • I've been watching some YouTube videos of Sommeliers participating in a ... the color and clarity of a diamond. Of course, the terms for wine and diamonds are probably quite different, but still there is a system for diamonds.I've searched the internet many times and have not found such a system for wine. Please point me in the right direction... Read More

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  • Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Diamond Red Blend Scarlet Label 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by dagnytaggart76

  • Von Strasser Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain District 2000


    Interesting dirty, viney nose that does not cause much anticipation. However, it opens on the tongue with a very pleasant introduction of currant, and, maybe, black cherry fruit. On passing mid-palate, there is still quite a tannic kick, here. What is lacking, Im sad to report, is an acid backbone. This might be a Pinot Noir lovers idea of a goo... Read More

    Wine review by EMark

  • Francis Coppola Chardonnay Diamond Collection Black Label Pavilion 2011


    Pears and tropical fruit on the nose. In the mouth it is heavy with fruit with light acid and no detectable oak. If you crave pears, you'll love this. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Claret 2012


    A bit too young, too dry, and too fruity for my taste. Did not improve much over time in the glass, though wonder if this will age well. Just too many other better bottles out there to have this one. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • Red Diamond Red Diamond Temperamental NV


    I've always loved Red Diamond Cabernet, an entrance Cabernet. This is a blend flavors of blueberry, dark fruit and chocolate. It's sweet like a Spanish red blend but it's absolutely a nice wine for red meats. Overall for the price, it's certainly acceptable for your average night's glass of red with a burger or steak/ribs Read More

    Wine review by jamessulis

  • Francis Coppola "Diamond Collection Silver Label" Pinot Noir 2009


    Really good Read More

    Wine review by Jmcbath

  • LOVE IT!!! Bruce and Ann Diamond

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