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Diamond Collection Red Blend

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Winner of lovely awards

Dark, rich magenta appearance

Retail: $19.00
Member Price $14.25
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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

While our Claret is a red blend crafted in the Bordeaux style, our Diamond Red Blend is a unique “sky’s the limit” kind of blend, created exclusively by taste. We select fruit from a range of appellations and blend together lots that demonstrate complexity and refined expression. Through multiple tasting trials we arrive at with the right combination of flavors and textures necessary to create a bold, powerful red that also has a sense of approachability. This year’s blend, sourced from Solano and Monterey counties, is largely comprised of Petit Verdot, a dark, weighty varietal with distinct mineral notes; and Syrah, which leans more toward red fruits and spicy, earthy nuances.

WINEMAKER’S NOTES

We came off an early vintage in 2014 only to have an even earlier season in 2015. Limited rainfall in the spring reduced yields and contributed to excellent flavor concentration. There is power and integrity to this vintage with firm but ripened tannins, dark rich fruit extraction and an alluring show of earthy spice and wood nuances that enhance the finish.

TASTING PROFILE

Appearance: Garnet magenta
Aromas: Blueberries, plums, toasted oak, smoky minerals
Flavors: Cassis, cherries, bittersweet cocoa, spices

*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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