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Coppola 'Diamond Collection' Merlot

Region: United States, California

Vintage: 2010


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Winery: Niebaum-Coppola
Type of Grape: Merlot
Style: Red
Price: $17

Description: With Merlot the objective is to create a wine that has structure and complexity, but soft, smooth tannins. We find that sourcing fruit from several different appellations works best to give us a Merlot which exudes multiple layers of flavors and a nice seductive texture. Grapes that come from Napa provide weight, sweet fruit flavors and the intense aromatics of fresh berries in our wine. Sonoma fruit contributes natural acidity to create more balance and finesse. Monterey County grapes provide concentration, which is the result of the well-drained sandy loam soils that characterize the region. The 2006 growing season was long and cool, allowing the grapes to hang on the vine and mature longer. As a result, this Merlot delivers exceptional concentration and impressive length. To enrich the color, we blend in small amounts of Syrah and Petite Sirah. Then, the wine is aged in small French oak barrels, which lend lovely notes of sweet vanilla to this elegant, full-bodied Merlot.

The Rubicon Estate Winery (formerly Niebaum-Coppola Winery and Inglenook Winery) is located in Rutherford, California, USA. The winery sits on a portion of the historic Napa Valley property first acquired in 1879 by a Finnish Sea Captain Gustave Niebaum, founder of the Inglenook Winery. In 1975, Francis Ford Coppola and his wife Eleanor, purchased Niebaum’s Victorian home, along with 120 acres (48.6 hectares) of surrounding vineyards. In 1995, Coppola reunited the two original Inglenook parcels by purchasing the grand Inglenook chateau and surrounding vineyards (neighboring vineyards include Heitz Wine Cellars Martha’s Vineyard and Beaulieu Vineyard Georges de Latour). The winery underwent a name change in early 2006, and is now known as Rubicon Estate.


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