Francis Ford Coppola Claret 2009
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.
Editorial Reviews for Francis Ford Coppola Claret
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
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.
decent, not tannic. good value
Full bodied dry red, medium body. Good value.
Full bodied. Not too oaky. Fruity and light peppery end.
External Reviews for Francis Ford Coppola Claret
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.
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.
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.
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.
A perfectly balanced and elegantly textured wine with supple tannins, rich fruit concentration and alluring notes of spice and wood.
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.
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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