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Francis Ford Coppola Zinfandel California Diamond Collection Red Label 2008

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87 points Wine & Spirits: Round and soft, with sweet fruit and eucalyptus notes, this is a zin to pour with slow-braised pork. (Feb 2011) 89% Zinfandel, 11% Petite Sirah. A Zinfandel that pushes the envelope of decadence with voluptuous, concentrated flavors of fruit jam, chocolate and vanilla.

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Member Reviews for Francis Ford Coppola Zinfandel California Diamond Collection Red Label

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
07/05/2011

Very nice! - Tasted at winery Feb 2011


Snooth User: Onin24eagle
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3.00 5
01/24/2012

Nice garnet color. Black cherry, pepper and raspberry nose. Spicy but with good black fruits. Decent length on the finish. Not bad.


Snooth User: bde
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4.00 5
11/23/2011

Very present grape. Plum👍


Snooth User: mars51
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4.00 5
02/19/2011

Comparable to the St. Francis Old Vines Zin from Sonoma County. Coppola knows how to get a wine done properly. Director's cut rocks the under $20 Zin bin. Funny thing is, Rosenblum gets it done for half the price!


Snooth User: Sergio Mugnaini
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0.00 5
09/30/2011

It's wrong those grapes percentages: Blend: 92% Zinfandel, 6% Petite Sirah and 2% Primitivo


External Reviews for Francis Ford Coppola Zinfandel California Diamond Collection Red Label

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Aromas are dominated by inviting ripe, red currants with exotic spice overtones. The palate is soft, concentrated, and filled with luscious black currants.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

From the very beginning, Coppola's Diamond Zinfandel is captivating. A heavenly aroma of fresh raspberries and nutmeg greet you initially. Allow this wine to breathe so that the heartiness of the blackberry-dominated body will reveal its full flavor. This wine blends warm summery rhubarb and red currants with the blackberries and ends on a soft, simple peppery note.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Cranberry, wild, untamed raspberry and brambleberry notes are shaded with mocha, pepper spice and toasty vanilla. Find out for yourself why zinfandel and BBQ ribs are a match made in mouthwatering heaven.


External Review
05/20/2011

Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Zinfandel 2008 750ML


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A fun Zinfandel that's jammy and juicy, with aromas of blackberry cobbler and spice and ripe flavors that offer just enough complexity to keep this interesting. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Light and fruity, with strawberry, cherry and spicy, earthy notes. Drink now.


External Review
07/06/2011

Winemaker Notes - We blended our Zinfandel with a small amount of Petite Sirah. Half the fruit was crushed whole berry and the must is fermented in open-top fermenters for eight days, with punch downs three times a day, to ensure maximum flavor and color extraction. After fermentation, the wine was aged in French oak adding a wonderful toasted spice and French vanilla essence to its heady aroma of rum raisin with hints of black currant and red cherry. Sweet raspberry jam with currant and red spice flavors are wrapped up in a soft and luxurious texture with moderate tannins.


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Tasting Notes:

A Zinfandel that pushes the envelope of decadence with voluptuous, concentrated flavors of fruit jam, chocolate and vanilla.

87 points Wine & Spirits: Round and soft, with sweet fruit and eucalyptus notes, this is a zin to pour with slow-braised pork. (Feb 2011) 89% Zinfandel, 11% Petite Sirah. A Zinfandel that pushes the envelope of decadence with voluptuous, concentrated flavors of fruit jam, chocolate and vanilla.

Notes: 14 months in American and French; 50% new, 1-2 year old oak barrels


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