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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  • Red Diamond Shiraz 2011


    This was hot on initial opening. It may be past its prime. It seemed to mellow in the fridge for a while and then went hot again. Stick to the Merlot. Read More

    Wine review by connie7899

  • NG, I agree that you and I are not terribly apart.Darren, Governor Brown issued ... ... dividers (a sin here in Diamond Bar where we often see water draining off the Diamond Bar Blvd. median).  There is some talk of replacing grass on school athletic fields with artificial turf.  I'm not exactly sure how I feel about that.  If we can't have pl... Read More

    Forum post in the topic From Santa Cruz south through...

  • I once, a few years back, almost pulled the trigger on a real estate purchase in the hills back behind the Big Sur coastline. Was reminiscing on that today, and wondered why I never hear about wine from that area. Is it because I'm so far away and out of touch and there actually are barrels and barrels of wine being made there, or because the cu... Read More

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  • Most fairy tales have a happy ending but there’s a wonderful story that ... ... Adrianna offered her diamond studded glasses to “any bidder that reached EUR.200,000”; she duly walked into the auditorium amidst loud applause to gently place her prize possession on the nose of a blushing Alberic Bichot. The Hospice is no longer used as a hospit... Read More

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  • BTW, Antinori bought some property on Atlas Peak with the idea he could grow ... as Howell, Veeder, Spring, Diamond and the other "mountain" sub-AVAs. Next big AVA will be Coombsville, where Meteor hails from.  It regularly goes for $150 and up.  Owner is a former AOL guy who sold at the top and hired top wine makers and viticulturalists and a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines

  • Mark, from my Cali experiences I have formulated the following impression: in Napa people wear diamond studs on their jeans, in Sonoma it's dirt and grape stains. Read More

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  • You can find most any French grape grown somewhere in Italy,I should have known ... 80s for about a week here in Diamond Bar.  Some days have been a bit smoggy, other days have been very clear.  Forecast for the next 4-5 days is high 70s.  So, not much difference. &nbs Read More

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  • Well, I hope the host is GDP.  It looks like he's back in the U.S.It ... fact, downright hot here in Diamond Ba Read More

    Forum post in the topic Virtual tastings and rumors...

  • Hey, I hear that VTs are coming back, with one scheduled for March!  Not to steal the thunder, so I won't leak what the region/grape is going to be (regulars, watch your mail boxes if you live in the US), but it's going to be good if my inbox is any indication.I'm opening up the floor to ask the question, "Who do you think will be the host?"  Ma... Read More

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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

  • LOVE IT!!! Bruce and Ann Diamond

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