2019 Francis Ford Coppola Diamond collection Claret Cabernet Sauvignon
Together with the white Pavilion, this is the flagship of the Diamond Collection. Claret is a wine based on Cabernet Sauvignon, blended with other grapes to produce a wine in a typical Bordeaux style. The most important grape next to the Cabernet (79%) is the Petit Verdot, with 15%. Merlot and Cabernet franc, also typical Bordeaux grapes, account for 3% each. Claret is the name the English gave to red wines from Bordeaux centuries ago, and which they still use today – after all, they are still English. This Claret uses a label that pays tribute to the first Cabernet Sauvignon in a Bordeaux style, made by Gustave Niebaum in 1910. A golden net gives it exactly the same appearance as more than 100 years ago. This wine uses grapes from different regions in California; in this case from Napa, Sonoma and El Dorado. In this way a perfect blend is made, in which we find the properties of all three regions. Napa gives strength and depth, Sonoma flavor and nice acidity, El Dorado freshness, juice and elegance. An aging of 15 months in French oak gives it a nice subtle complexity. deeply concentrated fruit with complex aromatics, excellent body, and supple tannins. The color is dark red with beautiful tears in the glass. In the nose we smell nice fruit notes of cherries, blackberries and a little anise. In the mouth we also taste raspberries & plums. We fully understand that this belongs to Coppola's flagship. Very balanced with beautiful complex layers.
Francis Ford Coppola (Detroit, April 7, 1939) is an American director, film producer and screenwriter known for The Godfather trilogy and Apocalypse Now and is considered one of the most important directors of Hollywood. In addition, Francis Ford Coppola has been active in viticulture and trade since the 1970s. In 1975, he and his wife bought the estate of Finnish sea captain Gustave Niebaum in Rutherford, California (located in the famed Napa Valley wine region) and surrounding vineyards. That winery is now called the Rubicon Estate Winery. In addition, Coppola also owns the Francis Ford Coppola Winery in the Sonoma Valley.
Winemaking is a longstanding tradition within the Coppola family. Francis Ford Coppola has been making wine longer than he has been directing movies. Grandfather Coppola used to make wine from grapes specially brought over from California in the cellars of their New York apartment. The wines Coppola makes today are no longer the same as from the New York cellars, but they are made with the same philosophy. Wines to drink with friends and family.
The parent company of the Francis Ford Coppola Winery was named USA Wine Producer of the Year by the International Wine & Spirit Competition on November 16, 2011.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Winery||Francis Ford Coppola Winery|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|Tasting Profiles||Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Red fruit, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch|