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Francis Coppola Claret 2010

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2010 Francis Ford Coppola Claret Diamond Collection 750ml

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Francis Ford Coppola Winery:
  Francis Ford Coppola’s love for wine didn’t just sprout up overnight. His grandfather, Agostino Coppola, had a passion for wine back in the 1920s, when he used to make wine in the basement of his New York apartment. They weren’t sophisticated wines: they were just everyday wines that anyone could enjoy. Francis and Eleanor Coppola, Francis’ wife, attempted ... Read more
  Francis Ford Coppola’s love for wine didn’t just sprout up overnight. His grandfather, Agostino Coppola, had a passion for wine back in the 1920s, when he used to make wine in the basement of his New York apartment. They weren’t sophisticated wines: they were just everyday wines that anyone could enjoy. Francis and Eleanor Coppola, Francis’ wife, attempted to continue this passion when they purchased their own vineyard in Rutherford, California in 1975 using the proceeds from The Godfather. This plot was a part of the historic Inglenook Winery, and it included the former home of Gustave Niebaum, member of the Culinary Institute of America’s Vintner’s Hall of Fame. After tireless effort by the whole family, the winery produced its first vintage in 1977 under the Niebaum-Coppola label. After many years of success, the family purchased Inglenook Winery in its entirety in 1995. In 2006, the winery was renamed to Rubicon Estate Winery in honor of the estate’s flagship wine. The Coppola family couldn’t stop there - in March 2006, they purchased the former Chateau Souverain winery in Geyserville, California, transforming it into the Francis Ford Coppola Winery. In their first four years, their family of wines exploded from 12 to 45 wines. Corey Beck was made the director of wine-making and the general manager of the winery, and he currently oversees seven wine brands. There are currently 9 lines of wine, each with a different personality and varietal composition. The Sofia line, for example, was created as a gift from Francis to his daughter, and it exudes charm, style, and romance. Read less

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Snooth User: jtryka
3127992,209
3.50 5
02/26/2013

The color of the wine is deep garnet, with brighter ruby along the edges. The nose is a pleasant combination of leather, raisin, a hint of mint and some floral notes dancing around the perimeter. The taste is wonderfully fruit forward, with some nice ripe berries and a hint of tartness that quickly transitions into some dried herbs and a bit of spice midpalate. The bright tannins then emerge, supporting the long, dry finish. See my full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2013/02/2010-coppola-claret.html


Snooth User: jamessulis
4262201,568
3.00 5
05/04/2013

A nice wine for everyday drinking. Recently returned from San Francisco where they get $32 per bottle, here in Washington, it's $15 go figure. This is a moderate grape flavor with an apparant tastes of raisin. The finish is ok with a nice feeling tannin reaction.


3.00 5
01/11/2013

Good wine for the price. Though there are better cabs if you wanted to splurge an extra couple of bucks.


Snooth User: cjpeeters
116407229
4.00 5
11/30/2012

Excellent wine, one of my faves!


Snooth User: moodhart
69074514
2.50 5
12/29/2010

full

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earthy and tannic

Snooth User: oiperez
1170816105
3.50 5
12/29/2012

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Francis Coppola Claret

External Review
Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
11/30/2012

A perfectly balanced and elegantly textured wine with supple tannins, rich fruit concentration and alluring notes of spice and wood.


External Review
01/21/2014

Red Rock Terrace, a warm microclimate, is 7 acres of north facing vineyard. The red tinted soil is high in iron content. The wine from Red Rock Terrace is the most accessible and earliest drinkable of all our wines. Our winemaker describes Red Rock Terrace as "having velvety tannins, rich and well balanced, medium dark ruby color with cherry, mint and black currant flavors." - Winery ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
07/18/2013

Red Diamond Wines are easy drinking, every day wines. Made in Washington, their wines are affordable enough to stock up by the case load.


External Review
01/21/2013

Red Rock Terrace, a warm microclimate, is 7 acres of north facing vineyard. The red tinted soil is high in iron content. The wine from Red Rock Terrace is the most accessible and earliest drinkable of all our wines. Our winemaker describes Red Rock Terrace as "having velvety tannins, rich and well balanced, medium dark ruby color with cherry, mint and black currant flavors." - Winery


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
02/05/2013

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
03/25/2010

Austere, with a reduced earthy aroma, but also a core of black cherry syrup, anise, cassis and earthy mineral flavors that turn dry and tannic on the finish



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Our prize offering, the ultra premium Claret, sports a label that honors the first Cabernet Sauvignon 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.

2010 Francis Ford Coppola Claret Diamond Collection 750ml

Notes: Aged 11 months in French oak


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