Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Blue Label Diamond Collection Merlot

8.7574 ratings
8.58 pro ratings
California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Dawn Zhao

Really good. A little sweet for a merlot, which was a pleasant surprise. Smells nice, tastes smooth. Can definitely taste the berries and oak (2012)

Really good. A little sweet for a merlot, which was a pleasant surprise. Smells nice, tastes smooth. Can definitely taste the berries and oak (2012)

3 people found it helpfulApr 10th, 2015
Darcie Leib

Big nose black fruit, alcohol, tobacco. Vanilla, oak, dried plums. Good, not great. Maybe overly oaked? I can't put my finger on it.

Big nose black fruit, alcohol, tobacco. Vanilla, oak, dried plums. Good, not great. Maybe overly oaked? I can't put my finger on it.

2 people found it helpfulJun 2nd, 2015
Zach Starnes

Great color with a smooth silky finish.

Great color with a smooth silky finish.

2 people found it helpfulJun 22nd, 2014
Lana

Good!

Good!

1 person found it helpfulOct 14th, 2017
Sara Woods

Decent. Still a little thin for my tastes and a little drier than I prefer but full flavored.

Decent. Still a little thin for my tastes and a little drier than I prefer but full flavored.

1 person found it helpfulAug 8th, 2015
Shane Wallace

Found this merlot to have high tannins and it was a little rough to drink alone. Maybe paired with food would make it more palatable.

Found this merlot to have high tannins and it was a little rough to drink alone. Maybe paired with food would make it more palatable.

1 person found it helpfulJul 21st, 2015
Stephanie Maree

Very very smooth wine. Nice finish and the perfect combination of slightly dry and fruity that doesn't leave your mouth desperate for water.

Very very smooth wine. Nice finish and the perfect combination of slightly dry and fruity that doesn't leave your mouth desperate for water.

1 person found it helpfulMar 2nd, 2015
Noemi Pugsley

Notes of plums, currants and anise with lively flavors of blueberry and cherries. Pairs well with beef, lamb chops or or aged cheese.

Notes of plums, currants and anise with lively flavors of blueberry and cherries. Pairs well with beef, lamb chops or or aged cheese.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 28th, 2015
Nashville Wine Guy

Medium body, a tiny bit spicy on the back end. Lots of plumbs, maybe some blueberry.

Medium body, a tiny bit spicy on the back end. Lots of plumbs, maybe some blueberry.

1 person found it helpfulNov 14th, 2014
Winston Jones

Host OrganicWineReview, Assistant Buyer Savvy Cellar Wine Bar

8.7

Winston had this 4 years ago

Winston had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulApr 19th, 2014