Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Black Label Diamond Collection Claret California Cabernet Sauvignon

8.92835 ratings
8.642 pro ratings
California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Nick Lyons

Nice and jammy on the nose, almost bready in the yeasty smell upon uncorking. Just enough tannin to balance out the ripe fruit flavor. Not too dry with a medium finish.

Nice and jammy on the nose, almost bready in the yeasty smell upon uncorking. Just enough tannin to balance out the ripe fruit flavor. Not too dry with a medium finish.

Sep 14th, 2018
Byron C Mayes

Old inexpensive wines, episode two. 2005!was a Ber good vintage in California. How does this translate down to the industrial level? Hazy ruby purple trending toward garnet. Big bosomy nose leaps from the bottle with boysenberry, cassis, marzipan. Echoed on the medium-bodied palate with a hint of spice cake mid-palate. Medium acidity. Just a bare hint of tannin on the finish. Fruit forward, fun, and fully drinkable, but didn’t really stand the test of time. Still, it’s a good quaff with a fast-food burger and fries. And so it shall be.

Old inexpensive wines, episode two. 2005!was a Ber good vintage in California. How does this translate down to the industrial level? Hazy ruby purple trending toward garnet. Big bosomy nose leaps from the bottle with boysenberry, cassis, marzipan. Echoed on the medium-bodied palate with a hint of spice cake mid-palate. Medium acidity. Just a bare hint of tannin on the finish. Fruit forward, fun, and fully drinkable, but didn’t really stand the test of time. Still, it’s a good quaff with a fast-food burger and fries. And so it shall be.

Jan 29th, 2018
Jack Russell

Owner/Vineyardist Trolley Line Vineyards

8.9

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Nov 18th, 2017
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.3

Generous upon opening, but dries down nicely after some air. Potent blackberry and anise flavors. The finish is dry and structured with cedar notes. Uncharacteristic of low end, crowed pleasing California Cabernet, and a bargain at $12.

Generous upon opening, but dries down nicely after some air. Potent blackberry and anise flavors. The finish is dry and structured with cedar notes. Uncharacteristic of low end, crowed pleasing California Cabernet, and a bargain at $12.

16 people found it helpfulMar 15th, 2013
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with a purple rim.
Sweet red berries on the nose with chocolate, sage, metals, coffee, rust and cloves.

13.4% alcohol with nice, long, thin legs.
Thin on the mouth feel.

On the palate, blackberries, vanilla, oak, black pepper and herbs.

Nice finish with soft tannins and black peppercorn with a little burn on the back of the throat.

As it opened up, tannins on the mid palate increased, and tart cherry appears on the finish.
Blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc. Aged for 12 months in french oak.
Nice every day wine that I will have again.

Dark ruby in color with a purple rim.
Sweet red berries on the nose with chocolate, sage, metals, coffee, rust and cloves.

13.4% alcohol with nice, long, thin legs.
Thin on the mouth feel.

On the palate, blackberries, vanilla, oak, black pepper and herbs.

Nice finish with soft tannins and black peppercorn with a little burn on the back of the throat.

As it opened up, tannins on the mid palate increased, and tart cherry appears on the finish.
Blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc. Aged for 12 months in french oak.
Nice every day wine that I will have again.

11 people found it helpfulJan 20th, 2015
Eric Hatty

Full Bodied blend, pairs nicely with a steak. A must buy at Costco for $11.99.

Full Bodied blend, pairs nicely with a steak. A must buy at Costco for $11.99.

6 people found it helpfulAug 7th, 2014
Michael Brown

Medium body, low tannins but nicely oaked. Plum and dark cherry notes.

Medium body, low tannins but nicely oaked. Plum and dark cherry notes.

4 people found it helpfulJun 29th, 2014
Mary Jane Reiter

Sommelier & Writer SpecialForkWines

7.6

2011 soft tannins but still good with fat and juicy steak.

2011 soft tannins but still good with fat and juicy steak.

4 people found it helpfulApr 3rd, 2014
Katherine R

Refreshing dark berry flavors give this wine a soft feel. The nose is not overpowering but has value knowing that the grapes used are potent. Smooth and dry finish.

Refreshing dark berry flavors give this wine a soft feel. The nose is not overpowering but has value knowing that the grapes used are potent. Smooth and dry finish.

2 people found it helpfulDec 14th, 2015
Matt Vekasy

Well with the extra dollars. This is one of my favorite cabs that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Smooth. Juicy. Amazing.

Well with the extra dollars. This is one of my favorite cabs that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Smooth. Juicy. Amazing.

2 people found it helpfulDec 12th, 2015