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Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Blue Label Merlot

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

Gold Medal Winner - San Francisco International Wine CompetitionWhy does winemaker Corey Beck add Syrah to our Diamond Merlot? Click here to find out.By sourcing fruit from several appellations we can create a Merlot exuding multiple layers of flavors. Grapes from Napa provide weight, sweet fruit flavors, intense aromatics; Sonoma fruit contributes natural acidity to create more balance and finesse; Monterey County grapes provide concentration.To enrich the color, we blend in small amounts of Syrah and Petite Sirah. It is aged in small French oak barrels, which lend lovely notes of sweet read more...vanilla to this elegant, full-bodied Merlot. (hide)

Expert Reviews
  • Wine Buyer
    Our Blue Label Merlot has brilliant, 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. December 2008