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 Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Claret Cabernet Sauvignon 2014


    First day was a little rough. This then tasted like a traditional cab. Full black fruit, medium weight, pepper. Nothing special, nothing offensive. Read More

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  • Who knows?  Maybe I can learn to appreciate Pinot Noir: As many, ... ... ... wine. Having fun in Diamond Bar.&nbs Read More

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  • Red Diamond Temp Red


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  • If you were a provider of a service that the government says you have to have ... get together with us here in Diamond Bar.  You can be assured that we will go deep into the cellar and enjoy some good wine Read More

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  • I could not find one of the listed sweet Bordeaux wines, but I did find a nice ... is about 350 miles from the Diamond Bar adobe.  We're down in your old stomping ground.  I think you used to live in Torrance or Redondo Beach.  We're about 50 miles east of there.Now, if on your trip next fall, you decide you would like to check out Paso Robles... Read More

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  • 11/2//17http://www.snooth.com/virtual-tasting/video/sweet-bordeaux-is-the-new-black/I RSVPed, but I doubt that I will come up with any of the wines.  Maybe I'll pull a half-bottle of something out of storage.Chateau Manos Cadillac 2015 Chateau La Rame Sainte Croix du Mont 2014 Chateau Filhot Sauternes 2009 Chateau Lapinesse Bordeaux Sauternes 20... Read More

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  • Sterling Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain Diamond Mountain Ranch Vineyard 2004


    July 30, 2017 review of a 2004 Sterling Vineyards Diamond Mountain Ranch Cab. Sauv. Definitely at its peak, or slightly passed its peak, but not still quite drinkable. Deep black currant and chocolate on the nose and palate. A bit of lavender and rosemary on the tongue. A little smoke and leather in the aftertaste, almost reminiscent of a fine c... Read More

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  • Yes, Al.  I'm sure that Sandra would have ejoyed it.I really don't ... home maintenance project in Diamond Bar.  We had a slab leak.  So, the hard wood floor took some hits.  Patching it was not in the program.  Yesterday, all of it was remove Read More

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  • I"m in, OT.  Thank you, very much.  I can send you a check, or, ... ... are not happening at the Diamond Bar adobe until tonight, and I am very happy with this accompanimen Read More

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  • Not clear that we will be doing Sonoma this year, OT.   :-(There are issues in Diamond Bar, and there are issues in NC.  We'll see.  It might be a last minute decision. Read More

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  • LOVE IT!!! Bruce and Ann Diamond

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