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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  • Stephen, you should start thinking in terms of sourcing from the US directly. I ...;Diamond Creek 1985 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Gravelly Meadow 6L  |  1 in stock  |  $999.99 Forman 1998 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon   |  11 in stock  |  $89.99 Forman 1999 Napa Merlot   |  12 in stock  |  $69.99 Inglenook 1984 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Reunion  |  1 in s... Read More

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  • Despite my somewhat feeble attempts trying to find US wine in Australia is frustratingSo I think I would like to build a list of high Quality but not astronomic priced wines my American Snooth Colleagues would suggest I look out forBare in mind that if it is from a very small niche producer I would need to know how I can source it in AustraliaSo... Read More

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  • At her 2012 DIAMOND JUBILEE, Queen Elizabeth served Nyetimber CLASSIC CUVEE 2007, a sparkling wine from NYETIMBER in West Sussex, STOPHAM PINOT BLANC 2010, a dry wine from pinot blanc grapes of Pullborough West Sussex and from ALBURY VINEYARD, SILENT POOL ROSE 2011..... of course the best of France was also served!!!  Read More

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  • The 2002 Piper Heidsieck Rare was recently announced as the Champagne of the decade for all Champagnes made between 2000 and 2009 by Fine Champagne magazine. Over 1000 Champagnes were tasted throughout 2015 and 2016. The top 100 made it into the final which was held in Reims. The Top 5 was as follows.1) 2002 Piper Heidsieck Rare2) 2000 Krug Clos... Read More

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  • Of course, RCKR 1951.....no real complexity in the DIAMOND COLLECTION of FFC......but at under the 20 mark....will do as crowd pleasers.....WE MUST ALWAYS DIFFERENTIATE.....Now, later on this year...I will be tasting some great, complex stuff and reporting back here....!!!! Read More

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  • Amour here-I am not only having fun with grand cru wine; I go about looking ... Ford Coppola Diamond Collection-I have always valued the Diamond Collection wines of FFC and often mentioned them along the way, on various relevant threads.  Try them...I can expand on all, if anyone so desires me to do, at any point in time!   HAPPY DAY OF LOVE Read More

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  • You aren't kidding. '87 was not a very good vintage. Here in Napa I ... Napa I ... Montelena EstateDiamond Creek LakeStill it's a crapshoot.Maybe a Barolo. Like a Coterno Riserva Monforti Read More

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  • Does anyone have any recommendations for a 1987 red wine that is drinkable todayMy oldest son is 30 this year and it appears that 1987 was not a great vintage anywhere Read More

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  • Dude, have a little meat with your fat! That even beats the 'shimofuri' ... or Matsuzaka wagyu. Double Diamond sounds like a bit of a fin Read More

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  • Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Syrah-Shiraz 2014

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    It has no smell to it. It is very harsh and made my stomach burn at first taste! I was really looking forward to trying a Coppala wine and Syrah is my wine of choice. So, this was very odd and disappointing. All I taste is...well nothing but heavy and not the typical syrah full body heavy. And that burn after. I got a tummy ache. I have had many... Read More

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  • LOVE IT!!! Bruce and Ann Diamond

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