Wine of the Week – Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Sauvignon Blanc, 2013

Francis Ford Coppola’s Diamond Collection wines are classic California wines, easy drinking, fruit-forward, and with great minerality. This Sauvignon Blanc is no exception. It blends grapes from the Alexander Valley, Sonoma Valley and Lake County with rich citrus and tropical fruit flavors.
2013 was a good year, with little rain and temperatures that were more moderate. You’ll notice crispness, minerality sweetness in this excellent and moderately priced ($17 SRP) Sauvignon Blanc. You’ll taste lemon, melon, figs and minerals.
The Diamond Collection wines include 13 varietals and were inspired by a Napa Valley property Coppola purchased in 1954 and a bottle of 1906 Claret found there.
Winemaker Corey Beck produces a crisp and fresh wine with a long finish, one that’s perfect for hot summer days at the beach, on picnics, and at more formal dining occasions. It blends 90.5% Sauvignon Blanc, 6% Chardonnay, and 3.5% Semillon, and has 13% ABV.

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