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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  • Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Claret 2014

    Snoothrank:

    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


  • Von Strasser Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain District 2007

    Snoothrank:

    Earthy, somewhat weedy nose. Standard Cabernet Sauvignon hit of black currant on the tip of the tongue. Then I notice the tanninit seems to swarm over my tongue. Good tartness under the back palate. Very lengthy and satisfying aftertaste. Ive had, maybe, three or four Von Strasser Cabs of various vintages and this may be the best one Ive tried. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Which Cab Sav's are REALLY good right of the bat (upon release from the winery) and even better after 5 years?  Read More

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  • Sancerre with raw oysters--can't go wrong with that.  Your retired ... is good, RBA.In 90-degree Diamond Bar, tonight: Front label is not very helpful on this one.  So, here is the back label: Very foral nose--violets and geraniums.  Bluebery and plum fruit on entry.  Some peppery spiciness.  I'm loving the balance.  Fruit, tannin and acid are... Read More

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  • Francis Ford Coppola Alicante Bouschet California Diamond Collection Magenta Label 2008

    Snoothrank:

    One of the most amazing wines I have tried. We were looking for something different, and this was the trick. Very much earthy nose. Wonderfully full-bodied with crisp acidity and a wonderful finish Read More

    Wine review by katherinerosegary


  • Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Pinot Grigio 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by coeliact1


  • Red Diamond Merlot 2012

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    I am a Merlot girl. I want lots of berry flavors, low tannin and low acidity. This is priced well and a easy drinking wine. Read More

    Wine review by sbr1105


  • LOVE IT!!! Bruce and Ann Diamond

    Comment by 314595diamonds3 314595 diamonds3


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