2021 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 create a wine in a typical Bordeaux style. The most important grape besides 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 that the English gave to red wines from Bordeaux centuries ago, and which they still use - after all, they are still English. A label is used for this Claret that pays tribute to the first Cabernet Sauvignon in a Bordeaux style, made by Gustave Niebaum in 1910. A gold net gives it exactly the same appearance as it did more than 100 years ago. Grapes from different regions in California are used for this wine; in this case from Napa, Sonoma and El Dorado. In this way a perfect blend is created, in which we find the properties of all three of these regions. Napa gives strength and depth, Sonoma flavor and beautiful acidity, El Dorado freshness, juice and elegance. A maturation of 15 months in French oak gives it a beautiful 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 beautiful fruit notes of cherries, blackberries and a little anise. In the mouth we also taste raspberries & plums. We completely 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, among others, The Godfather trilogy and Apocalypse Now and is considered one of Hollywood's most important directors. In addition, Francis Ford Coppola has been active in wine growing and trading since the 1970s. In 1975, he and his wife purchased the estate of Finnish sea captain Gustave Niebaum in Rutherford, California (located in the famous Napa Valley wine region) and the surrounding vineyards. That winery is now called the Rubicon Estate Winery. Coppola also owns the Francis Ford Coppola Winery in the Sonoma Valley.
Winemaking is a long-standing tradition within the Coppola family. In fact, Francis Ford Coppola has been making wine for longer than he has been directing films. Grandfather Coppola used to make wine in the cellars of their New York apartment from grapes brought especially from California. The wines that Coppola makes today are no longer the same as those from the cellars in New York, 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||2023|
|Tasting Profiles||Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Red fruit, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch|