Since my visit to Sonoma at the beginning of February, I’ve become an increasingly big fan of dry, fruity reds. So far, Francis Coppola’s Diamond Collection Black Label Claret is one of my favorites.
The nose and taste are not as bold as I expected. This is one of the most smooth reds I recall ever tasting. The tannins are not overbearing, which I found unusual (and loved!) for a Cab Sauv-based wine.
You of course cannot go wrong pairing this with a decent slab of red meat. I would even also pair it with high-quality dark chocolate or poached pears.
Have you tried this wine? What are your thoughts? Am I on the nose?