Francis Ford Coppola Encyclopedia Tempranillo Rutherford 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

From its inception, the Diamond Collection was designed to showcase pure, authentic varietal expressions from the best vineyard sites across California. Our new Tempranillo, however, is a departure from this mission because the fruit was grown in the Navarra region of Spain, which is just north of Rioja. We are extremely fond of this varietal, but have been unable to find domestic vineyards that produce the quality of fruit we require. So, in order to bring you this amazing red, we had to look elsewhere. Tempranillo has long been considered Spain's noble varietal. It is an early ripening grape that creates a sturdy, robust wine with intriguing spice qualities. The Navarra region, where this wine was grown, has limestone soils that accentuate this grape's smoky mineral notes and luscious fruit flavors.

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Snooth User: judgelog
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1.00 5
11/23/2009

Usually we like the Coppola Diamond Series wines. While not always great, they are usually high quality wines and a good effort for the varietal. So I was enthusiastic when I saw the Temperanillo (which we love generally speaking) on the shelf. What a disappointment. Aromas that were hard to pinpoint, but some described as feet and others as bad cheese. We let it breath a while and still no improvement. Granted, this could have been a bad bottle, but it didn't seem corked to us, just unpleasant.


Snooth User: dchrisphillip
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02/02/2010

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Francis Ford Coppola Encyclopedia Tempranillo Rutherford

External Review
Source: WineChateau.com
05/21/2010

Appearance Purple garnetAromas Blackberries, plums, sweet cigar smokeFlavors Crushed raspberries, dark chocolate and spices


External Review
Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
11/27/2012

Our 2007 Tempranillo offers dazzling aromas of ripe berries, black plums, and sweet cigar smoke as well as rich, ripe flavors of crushed raspberries, dark chocolate, and spices. With smooth tannins and an earthy edge.


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Vintage: 2006 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesOur Encyclopedia Tempranillo exhibits a rich, dark red color and offers aromas of ripe berries, black plums and spices. Its medium weight and supple tannins shoulder bright juicy flavors of crushed raspberries, plum, sage and earthy minerals.



Tasting Notes:

Our 2007* Tempranillo offers dazzling aromas of ripe berries, black plums, and sweet cigar smoke as well as rich, ripe flavors of crushed raspberries, dark chocolate, and spices. With smooth tannins and an earthy edge, it pairs perfectly with lamb, beef, or spicy empanadas.

From its inception, the Diamond Collection was designed to showcase pure, authentic varietal expressions from the best vineyard sites across California. Our new Tempranillo, however, is a departure from this mission because the fruit was grown in the Navarra region of Spain, which is just north of Rioja. We are extremely fond of this varietal, but have been unable to find domestic vineyards that produce the quality of fruit we require. So, in order to bring you this amazing red, we had to look elsewhere. Tempranillo has long been considered Spain's noble varietal. It is an early ripening grape that creates a sturdy, robust wine with intriguing spice qualities. The Navarra region, where this wine was grown, has limestone soils that accentuate this grape's smoky mineral notes and luscious fruit flavors.

Aged in French Oak.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.5%

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