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2011 Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Black Label Claret, California, USA

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $17   From: $13   To: $20

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Over all vintages, this was the 436th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 374th

Score: 89.
The Wine-Searcher score of 89/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
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89/100 (14 notes from 11 users )  
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Price History for 2011 Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Black Label Claret, California, USA
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Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon (often shortened to "Cab Sav" or even just "Cab") is probably the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. The product of a natural crossing of key Bordeaux grape varieties Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon's DNA was profiled only as recently as 1997, by researchers in California. Most wine authorities agree that the crossing happened only in the past few centuries, making the variety's current fame all the more impressive. From its origins around the Medoc, the Cabern ... more

Region Hierarchy
  • California wine region

    California is the largest and most important wine region in the United States. Occupying the southern two-thirds of the country's west coast (Oregon and Washington make up the rest), it spans almost ten degrees of latitude and 850 miles (1370km) of coastline. With mountains, valleys, plains and plateaux, the state's topography is as complex as its climate, offering winegrowers a bewildering choice of terroir.

    Although Californian wines rose to global renown only in the past few decades (notably after the Paris Judgment of 1976), the state's viticultural history dates back ... more

  • USA wine region

    The United States is the world's fourth-biggest wine-producing nation (behind France, Italy and Spain) and produces roughly 18.5 million hectoliters each year – about 15 percent more than the next largest producer, ... more

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