Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Diamond Collection Blue Label California Merlot

8.7690 ratings
8.48 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
Sipping Fine Wine

Grapes sourced from both California and Oregon, deep Ruby with aromas of berry fruits and herb spice. On the palate flavors of cherry and ripe strawberry with spice, cacao and leafy herb notes. Firm tannins, medium finish ending with earthy spice character. Drink now, no aging benefit.

Grapes sourced from both California and Oregon, deep Ruby with aromas of berry fruits and herb spice. On the palate flavors of cherry and ripe strawberry with spice, cacao and leafy herb notes. Firm tannins, medium finish ending with earthy spice character. Drink now, no aging benefit.

Dec 4th, 2022
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
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.

2 people found it helpfulAug 8th, 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
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