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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  • 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

  • Snowman, welcome to Snooth.  We look forward to hearing about your wine ... the Ace Wine Company 2010 Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is 2016-2020.  Somebody feels that this wine will be at its best in that time frame.  If 2021 arrives do you have to pour your unopened bottles of Ace 2010 Diamond Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon down the drain?... Read More

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  • I have been an enjoying  wine for many years now, and do not even pretend to know about wines. I just know what I like and always experiment with something new. However I was hoping that maybe I could get some expert advice on this site, since viewing the site it appears that there are many knowledgeable readers here. As I have  said earlier , I... Read More

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  • Truth be told, I skipped the cardiac hill flight...something told me that would ... ... which started for me at Diamond Creek in the morning. Easily the most wines I've tasted in a day, probably around Read More

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  • The '07 Coudoulet was the biggest disappointment for me, if indeed there ... for me yesterday as I was at Diamond Creek's 40th anniversary party in the morning. Palate fatigue be damned as this was so mintly fresh, with good concentration yet also with a supple elegance to it that kept me going back for more. 13.9% listed Abv.2011 Quivet Las M... Read More

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  • I'm interested but unfortunately feel obligated to stay with my business ... We're going to taste at Diamond Creek Saturday morning. Think I'll  get an early start on the spittin Read More

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  • LOVE IT!!! Bruce and Ann Diamond

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