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Red Diamond Merlot 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2010 growing season experienced chilly spring temperatures, and a mild summer. Waiting for that late, warm fall to arrive pushed harvest out weeks later than normal. But having the extra hangtime allowed the fruit to develop beautifully concentrated flavors, and become a very layered, textural wine with fragrant fruit impressions that simply jump out of the glass. Warm, rich and distinctly spicy, the velvety texture and supple tannins invite you to take another sip and let each dazzling flavor linger.

Francis Ford Coppola Winery:
  Francis Ford Coppola’s love for wine didn’t just sprout up overnight. His grandfather, Agostino Coppola, had a passion for wine back in the 1920s, when he used to make wine in the basement of his New York apartment. They weren’t sophisticated wines: they were just everyday wines that anyone could enjoy. Francis and Eleanor Coppola, Francis’ wife, attempted ... Read more
  Francis Ford Coppola’s love for wine didn’t just sprout up overnight. His grandfather, Agostino Coppola, had a passion for wine back in the 1920s, when he used to make wine in the basement of his New York apartment. They weren’t sophisticated wines: they were just everyday wines that anyone could enjoy. Francis and Eleanor Coppola, Francis’ wife, attempted to continue this passion when they purchased their own vineyard in Rutherford, California in 1975 using the proceeds from The Godfather. This plot was a part of the historic Inglenook Winery, and it included the former home of Gustave Niebaum, member of the Culinary Institute of America’s Vintner’s Hall of Fame. After tireless effort by the whole family, the winery produced its first vintage in 1977 under the Niebaum-Coppola label. After many years of success, the family purchased Inglenook Winery in its entirety in 1995. In 2006, the winery was renamed to Rubicon Estate Winery in honor of the estate’s flagship wine. The Coppola family couldn’t stop there - in March 2006, they purchased the former Chateau Souverain winery in Geyserville, California, transforming it into the Francis Ford Coppola Winery. In their first four years, their family of wines exploded from 12 to 45 wines. Corey Beck was made the director of wine-making and the general manager of the winery, and he currently oversees seven wine brands. There are currently 9 lines of wine, each with a different personality and varietal composition. The Sofia line, for example, was created as a gift from Francis to his daughter, and it exudes charm, style, and romance. Read less

Member Reviews for Red Diamond Merlot

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Snooth User: zinfandel1
1546601,014
0.00 5
11/12/2013

Nice crimson color. some dried berry fruit and dark plum on the nose. Really nice mouth feel with medium tannins with dark fruits abound. This merlot has beautiful structure and ends with a medium finish. Washington state has its act together when it comes to Merlot.


Snooth User: connie7899
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5.00 5
05/07/2013

Luscious, fruit forward wine. Well blended. Perfect with food or alone. What a nice surprise...got it as a gift, but would buy it again.


Snooth User: gaudiumvino67
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4.00 5
12/02/2013

A Merlot that is rich, full, a note of oak on a mouthful of cherry and Blackberry flavor. Smooth , surprisingly non-tannic finish. Lingers in the mouth. Very good wine.


Snooth User: Ryan Compton
116197434
2.50 5
12/07/2012

Bought randomly, once it breaths for a little while it is nice.


External Reviews for Red Diamond Merlot

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
12/01/2012

I want to make wines that everyone can enjoy. Red Diamond wines aren t meant to intimidate or mystify people, says Laura Sorge, Winemaker at Red Diamond Wines. They are approachable, fruit-forward and have a unique style to them.



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The 2010 growing season experienced chilly spring temperatures, and a mild summer. Waiting for that late, warm fall to arrive pushed harvest out weeks later than normal. But having the extra hangtime allowed the fruit to develop beautifully concentrated flavors, and become a very layered, textural wine with fragrant fruit impressions that simply jump out of the glass. Warm, rich and distinctly spicy, the velvety texture and supple tannins invite you to take another sip and let each dazzling flavor linger.

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