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Francis Ford Coppola Claret 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

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,

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Editorial Reviews for Francis Ford Coppola Claret

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,603
3.50 5
04/16/2012

While not terribly aromatic, this does show a nice balance of oak-derived spice notes, slightly herbal and earth-framed black raspberry and cassis notes, and an intriguing floral element. Nicely scaled, this has a rich edge but is still medium-bodied with lively acidity and soft, velvety tannins. There’s a nice core of fleshy blackberry fruit along with a little meaty edge that drives to a slightly drying, modest finish. This is a really finely textured wine, with a nice balance of flavor that doesn’t hit you over the head and ends with some refreshing structure. 87pts


Member Reviews for Francis Ford Coppola Claret

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Snooth User: judgelog
34584868
4.00 5
04/18/2012

Very rich and flavorful with nice fruit and tannins. This is one of my go-to wines that I always have a few bottles in the cellar. Very consistently excellent from vintage to vintage. Great with grilled beef. Over the last few years the price on this has dropped from around $20 to under $13 at some of the big retailers, making it a really good bargain.


Snooth User: runningbear
43154637
3.00 5
10/02/2011

decent, not tannic. good value


Snooth User: zinblonde
914043198
4.00 5
03/08/2012

Full bodied dry red, medium body. Good value.


Snooth User: Jibbs
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4.00 5
04/20/2012

Full bodied. Not too oaky. Fruity and light peppery end.


Snooth User: Artemesia
95469825
4.00 5
10/18/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Francis Ford Coppola Claret

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Offers broad aromas of sandalwood, spice, and red currants followed by layers of engaging black currant, berry, and dark chocolate flavors. Hints of sweet vanilla framed by luxurious, elegant tannins highlight the winersquo;s lengthy finish.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

This is young Cabernet, dark purple in color, with the aroma dominated by the smoke and vanilla of fine oak. Itrsquo;s as rich as blackberry pie, juicy and fat, yet nicely dry. Balanced, with fine tannins, this is a nice glass of red wine.


External Review
07/11/2011

Claret is the old British term for the wines of Bordeaux. This wine, the first such from Francis Ford Coppola's Sonoma County winery, is a good buy. It's a bit rustic, but offers smooth flavors of blackberries, currants and chocolate.


External Review
07/11/2011

The cornerstone of Coppola's Diamond Collection, this Cabernet-based blend is hearty and full-flavored, but very soft on the palate. Deep black fruit and spice notes abound, making this a great easy-drinking red for burgers, pulled pork or goulash.


External Review
06/13/2012

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


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Claret is the old British term for the wines of Bordeaux. This wine, the first such from Francis Ford Coppolarsquo;s Sonoma County winery, is a good buy. Itrsquo;s a bit rustic, but offers smooth flavors of blackberries, currants and chocolate.


External Review
08/15/2011

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.


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