Diamond Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace 2008

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Our prize offering, the ultra premium Claret, sports a label that honors the first Cabernet blended in a Bordeaux style by Gustave Niebaum in 1910. Claret is a term originally coined by the British to describe Cabernet-based wines. This Cabernet, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec blend is alluring and sophisticated; it is memorably lush with a tapestry of smooth tannins and succulent flavors of wild berries, plum and anise.

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Red Rock Winery:
Over the past decade Red Rock has gained an enviable reputation for producing superb ultra premium wines. They are handcrafted on the estate from vines that creep up the side of a dormant volcano west of Geelong. The mineral-rich soil, low rainfall and cool climate result in a unique terroir which, when coupled with sensitive winemaking, yields distinctly individual wines with power and finesse.
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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Member Reviews for Diamond Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace

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Snooth User: tabednar
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3.50 5
11/15/2010

Dark, rich purple color. Jammy nose with hints of blackberry and currant. Medium to heavy bodies with a nice hotness behind it. Interesting blend of varieties giving it the tannins and sternness of Cabernet and Merlot with the spice that you would get from the Malbec variety. Very meaty and a wonderfully thick mouth feel. Would be nicely paired with red meat. The finish lingers on and makes you want the next sip. I have always liked Clarets. As far as I know they always contain the same 5 grape varieties but the percentage it was makes the wine. So I thought I would just mention the varieties and the percentages in this vintage. Great wine for the price! 79% Cabernet Sauvignon 9% Petit Verdot 7% Merlot, 3% Malbec 2% Cabernet Franc


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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3.00 5
07/05/2011

Plum, currant, blackberries, cherries and espresso. - Tasted at winery Feb 2011


Snooth User: glharv
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4.00 5
07/14/2011

Smooth and remarkably easy-drinking, considering...


Snooth User: CabFan85
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4.00 5
03/23/2011

I am not a fan of clarets but this one is pretty good. Bought it on sale for $13 at Costco. Medium bodied. very smooth. good nose. medium tannins. very merlot like. I like it.


Snooth User: Sheliah
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3.50 5
03/23/2011

Need a few minutes to breath. Deep ruby color, great taste and a smooth finish!


Snooth User: Gabefer
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4.50 5
12/08/2010

smooth, sealky, lots of fruit, blackberry, blueberry, vinilla, good balance.

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great 4 the price

Snooth User: Willredwine
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4.00 5
02/20/2011

A very good wine for what it is. A simple and very smooth cab. An enjoyable wine to drink with company.


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External Reviews for Diamond Creek Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace

External Review
10/01/2010

A chocolatey wine with a deep red color, dark plummy fruits, and a nice dose of warm baking spices on the finish. Silky-smooth tannins give it a great friendly structure.


External Review
06/20/2012

Aromas of cassis and licorice with hints of leather precede a rich, velvety-textured palate of red fruit jam and a sweet touch of toasty oak on the long finish.


External Review
09/24/2010

This Claret is always elegant, but this year it's a true show stopper; lush with a beautiful tapestryof smooth tannins, intense flavor, and seductive aromas.


External Review
10/26/2010

Francis Ford Coppola calls this wine his "prize offering." It's a classic Bordeaux blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec, 3% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. The grapes are sourced from Napa, Sonoma, El Dorado and the Coppola Estate. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for 16 months. From the excellent 2008 vintage, it shows rich fruit and a balanced structure, but the real beauty of this wine is the affordable price. For under $20 this Coppola Diamond Collection Claret is a true gem.


External Review
05/11/2011

Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Claret Black Label 2008 750ML


External Review
01/20/2012

Our prize offering, the ultra premium Claret, sports a label that honors the first Cabernet blended in a Bordeaux style by Gustave Niebaum in 1910. Claret is a term originally coined by the British to describe Cabernet-based wines. This Cabernet, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec blend is alluring and sophisticated; it is memorably lush with a tapestry of smooth tannins and succulent flavors of wild berries, plum and anise. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **



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Our signature red wine, layered with flavors of blackberry, cassis and roasted espresso.

Our prize offering, the ultra premium Claret, sports a label that honors the first Cabernet blended in a Bordeaux style by Gustave Niebaum in 1910. Claret is a term originally coined by the British to describe Cabernet-based wines. This Cabernet, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec blend is alluring and sophisticated; it is memorably lush with a tapestry of smooth tannins and succulent flavors of wild berries, plum and anise.

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