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Diamond Collection Claret

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Aromas of Black currants and raspberries

Flavors of cherries, pomegranate, toasted oak

Retail: $21.00
Member Price $15.75
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“The inspiration for the Diamond Collection was a bottle of 1906 Claret we found in the cellar of the Napa Valley property we purchased in 1975. I designed a new label reminiscent of this old bottle and created the Diamond Collection Black Label Claret, which is our company’s most recognized offering. Today, Diamond Collection includes 13 varietals, each identified with a brightly colored label. The quality and authenticity of Diamond Collection is extremely important because we are a family company and our name is on the label. As such, you can trust that we’ll always give you the very best.” —Francis Ford Coppola

Diamond Collection Claret typically includes some combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. We harvest grapes from our own estate as well as other Napa, Sonoma, and El Dorado vineyards. This combination of climates results in great complexity and excellent balance. In fact, we joke that our Black Label Claret has a problem offering itself for far less than it deserves. It’s a premium wine at a popular price and it has set the bar for the quality of the entire brand. The bottle is distinguished with gold netting in order to convey its prestigious status, a tribute to the way Europe’s finest wines were once presented.

WINEMAKER’S NOTES

Diamond Collection Claret typically includes some combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot to create a prestige Bordeaux-style blend, bottled with gold netting in the way Europe’s finest wines were once presented. 2016 resembled vintages of nearly a decade ago where a cold, rainy winter prepared the vines for good yields. This helped prolong the season, giving the vines extra hang time to accumulate flavor. Because ripening was staggered this vintage, there was a slower pace to harvest, which allowed us to devote more attention to each batch of this very high quality fruit.

TASTING PROFILE

Appearance: Garnet

Aromas: Black currants, raspberries, violets, anise

Flavors: Cherries, pomegranate, toasted oak, vanilla

*We kindly reserve the right to send you the next vintage of this wine should this particular vintage sell out at the time your order is received.

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