Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Series 2006 Claret - Black Label (Napa Valley) USA
Decanted: 1 hour
Cost: $30 (BC Liquor Stores)
Tasting Notes: The FFC Claret is fine new world Meritage blend made to make the drinker think of a fine old world Bordeaux. The winemaker does this admirably. This is one tasty red blend of %79 Cab Sauv, %9 Petit Verdot, %7 Melot, %3 Malbec and %2 Cab Franc.
This wine is a fine sipper on its own, but is best appreciated with food. The very strong tannins will help prepare your pallet for the next bite of any bold flavoured red meat dish. Yum. - LC