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Saturday, December 15, 2007

2005 Francis Coppola Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Series Ivory Label

We've had a few Coppola wines before and basically – they're not bad, but they're not exactly exceptional either. This seems to be a new line replacing the Black Label Claret, so I figured I'd grab a bottle which ran around $12.

A bold nose with cherry, cinnamon, and oak on the nose.

A solid burst of fresh strawberry as soon as this hits the palate. Medium tannins – cherry, oak, tobacco

Cedar and anise show up on the finish as well as some other spice notes and a touch of cigar.

The best of the Coppola Diamond Series wine we've had this far – this is fantastic, a great QPR, and one I'd gladly buy again.


Anonymous said...

I just added 24 bottles at 12.99 (every bottle they had in stock at World Market) after trying
this fine surprise..
This wine battles any fine wine Ive drank under $100.00.
You can put that in your pipe and smoke it..

Anonymous said...

I agree completely, this is the best cabernet I've had since some of the better Alexander Valley cabs of 96' and 97'. As soon as I have a chance I will be buying out my local store. Did anyone else smell roses when they first pulled the cork? I definately smelled roses...

Anonymous said...

I left the last comment and just realized that this is a review of 2005, and I was speaking of 2007, sorry. But now that I've read about 2005 I will be looking for it.