Merlot Diamond Collection 2006
Gold Medal and 94 Points - 2008 California State FairDouble Gold Medal - 2008 Indy International Wine CompetitionWho came up with the name "Syrah-Shiraz"? Click here to find out.Unlike others in this category, our unique Syrah-Shiraz is sourced from three specific vineyards in the central coast. Our San Lucas vineyard is positioned on a southeastern facing slope, with fewer hours of intense sunlight, allowing the grapes to ripen slowly. This provides the fruit with better concentration and intense blackberry aromas. Grapes from our Paso Robles vineyard contribute red raspberry flavors and a velvety texture. We then blend it with small amounts of Petite Sirah from our Hames Valley vineyard, lending it depth and structure.
This wine was better than I expected. Very balanced, full but still harmonious, great finish, excellent with food. Maybe I underestimated Mr. Coppola. ;-)
Big fruit, nicely balanced with a fair amount of oak. Very concentrated with a big nose. I really enjoyed this cab.
I had heard some bad reviews about this wine, but it surprised me. Not the best I have tasted, but it was pretty good. I didnt think it deserved the bad reviews it recieved
A smooth but complex merlot - a bit pricier than others of this type. From the tasting notes: "Deep garnet color with aromas of bright red cherries and clove spice. Supple red plum and black cherry flavors highlight the palate, with subtle notes of light milk chocolate and vanilla bean evident on the long finish."
Currant, oak, earth, and just a hint of vanilla in the nose; big currant/red berry taste with good tannins and a nice finish.
Bought from Wallmart $15.60. average wine for the price, not so smooth as expected and had a slight kick. Would not purchase again, over -rated. Alan Flagler
Dense, opaque crimson. Highly, but not overly extracted. The relatively high alcohol (14.1%) is not overbearing. Jammy red currant on the front end is countered by pepper and spice on the back end. A fair finish. We decanted it and it seemed to open further after an hour or so. Reasonably well balanced. A surprisingly good value.
External Reviews for Merlot Diamond Collection
Francis Ford Coppola Rosso Shiraz 2006: empf. Trinktemperatur 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift ,lagerfähig 5 - 7 Jahre ab Jahrgang,Jahrgang: 2006Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: KalifornienWeingut: Francis Ford CoppolaRebsorte: 100 % ShirazRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: 5,75 g/LiterAlkoholgehalt: 13,75 % Rotwein
Wine Tasting NotesOur Diamond Series Cabernet displays a rich color, intense aromatics, and an exceptional concentration of flavors that linger on the finish.
Wine Tasting NotesWe chose to make a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon rather than blend in other varietals so that we could create a real terroir wine with pure varietal flavor. As a result, the Directors Cut Cabernet delivers enticing aromas of cola, cherry, and eucalyptus before revealing dark, rich berries, cassis and black cherries, which is typical of fruit grown in the illustrious Alexander Valley. Well seasoned for 24 months in new and used French oak, the tannins have a delightfully velvet-like texture, partly because of the barrel aging but also from the incredible ripeness achieved this vintage. Together, they make this wine a smooth, decadent experience even when young.
Rich and juicy and bursting with ripe summer fruit flavors and great concentration and depth.
Unlike others in this category, our unique Syrah-Shiraz is sourced from three specific vineyards in the Central Coast and blended with small amounts of Petite Sirah. We derive exceptionally supple fruit from our San Lucas vineyard, which is positioned on a southeastern facing slope that avoids afternoon heat. Fewer hours of intense sunlight allow the grapes to ripen slowly over a longer period of time. This provides the fruit with better concentration and intense blackberry aromas. grapes harvested from our Paso Robles vineyard contribute red raspberry flavors and a velvety texture, while our Hames Valley Petite Sirah lends depth and structure. The vintage experienced a long, cool growing season, which further intensifies the flavor complexity of the fruit. Once harvested, the grapes are de-stemmed; however, a portion of the stems are held back for later use. After a 48-hour cold soak to extract color, the must is heated to 90° F and inoculated. We then add the stems back in to the fermenting tank to achieve a white pepper aroma in the wine. This, coupled with French oak aging, makes our Syrah-Shiraz a rich, decadent and expressive wine.
Wine Tasting NotesOur Green Label Syrah-Shiraz has a dark purple-red color and generous aromas of plum and clove. Bursting with flavors of ripe raspberry and black currant, this rich juicy wine has layers of sweet spice and notes of smoky vanilla. A hint of bittersweet chocolate and pepper peek through on the finish to create a complex wine with soft tannins.
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