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Coppola Diamond Collection Red Label Zinfandel 2016

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A disappointing Californoia Zinfandel.

Producer/Winery: Francis Ford Coppola Winery; Geyserville,
California.

Grape Variety: Zinfandel and Petite Sirah blend.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: California.

Vintage: 2016

Price: $9.99 (with a 30% mixed 6-pack discount)

Purchased From: Ralph’s Grocery Store; Agoura Hills, California.

Paired With: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and roasted Brussels sprouts.

Tasting:

    Note: This year while in California we are reviewing a substantial number of wines sold in grocery stores. This review is one of them. To see all of our grocery store wine reviews look under the keyword “Grocery Store Wines”.

    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, but inky dark purple red color with a light purple rim. Musty Damp earth aromas with hints of fresh cherry fruit. Sweet and syrupy mouthfeel, medium body and an 80-grit texture. Light cherry and raspberry jam flavors, very light acidity with light and distant tannins that just begin to show up in the medium-length juicy fruit finish. Well what can we say…it was very sweet, but much more drinkable than several grocery store Zinfandel wines we have reviewed paired with the same dinner. Not a wine we would rush out to purchase again, however it might be very palpable for many wine drinkers who like sweeter red fruity California wines.

Corey Beck, Francis Ford Coppola CEO & Winemaking Chief
Photo from NAPA Valley Register.

Comments: Learn more about Fransis Ford Coppola Winery and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Closure: Reconstructed cork.

UPC Code: 7 39958 97430 8

Imported by: Not applicable.