Francis Ford Coppola Zinfandel California Diamond Collection Red Label 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Winemaker Corey Beck developed a fondness for Petite Sirah in part because it was the favorite varietal of his grandfather, a Napa Valley grape grower when the California wine industry was just gaining notoriety.

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Snooth User: zinfandel1
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3.00 5
08/29/2012

Can't believe a Zin at this price delivers so much. Has all the key elements that makes a Zin what it is. However, I believe it is the Petite Sirah that gives it the backbone that makes it so good. A great everyday Zin and an essential wine for your outdoor grilling.


Snooth User: Nina Syr
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3.50 5
05/16/2012

Dark ruby color. On the nose lot's of cherries, plum, smoked meat, licorice. On the palate dry, fruity, ripe blackberries, vanilla, spices. Soft tannins, little unusual noticeable acidity, but balances good with jammy, syrupy flavors of this wine. Long, lush finish.


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

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Source: We Speak Wine
01/20/2012

Winemaker's NotesOur Diamond Collection Zinfandel is crafted by blending fruit from several different appellations, which feature different clone selections, soil types and cultivation methods. We source both hot and cool climate Paso Robles fruit as well as fruit from Sonoma County. By combining these different styles of Zinfandel, we achieve a wine of greater complexity and character. 2009 was an excellent vintage that experienced a mild spring, warm summer weather and no abrupt climate changes at season's end. These conditions resulted in profusely aromatic fruit with exceptional weight and balance. We also added an extra layer of complexity by blending in a small amount of Petite Sirah. The resulting wine has a solid structure and mature tannins, which balance Zinfandel's inherently jammy nature. - WineryTasting ProfileAppearance: Red-violetAromas: Crushed raspberries, strawberries, toasted oakFlavors: Briary blackberries, plums, pepper, cloves and colaAppella...



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Tasting Notes:

The fruit for this wine is grown in diverse regions throughout California. Immense color saturation and intense aromas of sweet, juicy boysenberries set the stage for a wine loaded with lush, jammy fruit, and long, lingering flavors of plums, blackberries, sage and a hint of smoke.

Winemaker Corey Beck developed a fondness for Petite Sirah in part because it was the favorite varietal of his grandfather, a Napa Valley grape grower when the California wine industry was just gaining notoriety.

Aged 16 months in French Oak.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.5%

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