Saturday, October 17, 2009
Coppola Black Label Claret 2007 wine review by (PB)
Purple tinged garnet hue with some depth, this gift wine has a bouquet that is big and nice full of dark fruit with plenty of ripe blackberries, plum, black cherry with touches of pipe tobacco and cedar.
Palate--young and vibrant, good solid fruit, herbal notes with some spice, fairly mellow tannins and a good foundation. This wine will age well for 3-5 years perhaps even longer. Finishes well and hardy. (I will be paring it with what else? Grilled marinated steak and roasted root vegetables.)
Claret is the British name for the classic Bordeaux blend which is typically Cabernet Sauvignon based and blended with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot, and Malbec.
Coppola is one of those vintners that just seems to produce quality wines at value prices no matter what they put their hands on and this is no exception! As a gift from some local uber- goobers--raise a glass!
Posted by PB at 5:59 PM