This is Francis Ford Coppola's second year producing Diamond Collection Cabernet Sauvignon. For a decade they’ve bottled Claret—a robust red blend largely comprised of Cabernet—but they wanted to offer a single varietal Cabernet Sauvignon as well in order to show off the elegance of their grapes.
The 2006 vintage is special because it marks the first year they made their Diamond Collection wines at their new home in Sonoma County, Francis Ford Coppola Presents Rosso & Bianco winery. For the first time ever, they were able to crush right on the premises at harvest.
Ripe and round with generous fruit, spiciness complements the well-integrated tannins and the plum and dark berry flavors.