Reds

Featured Wines / Red

#72 Claret, Francis Coppola, 2013…………………………………….$28/$8

Francis Ford Coppola is becoming as well known for his wines as for his films, and this inexpensive offering is an example why this is so. Claret is a term originally coined by the British to describe Cabernet –based wines from Bordeaux, France, and this wine is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, the balance being Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. The intent with this wine is to showcase Cabernet and its Bordeaux blending partners, and to demonstrate the diversity of California’s many growing regions. The wine has a deep color, pleasant nose, muted tannins and deep dark berry fruit. Claret is an outstanding value, and will work very well either on its own or to enjoy with your dinner.

#99 Merlot, Red Diamond, 2012……………………………………….$24/$7

Red Diamond Winery is located in Eastern Washington State, and is affiliated with the Stimson-Lane Company, who also owns Chte. Ste. Michelle and Columbia Crest Vineyards. This Merlot displays the ripe fruit typical of wines from the Columbia Valley, is well balanced and offers a smooth finish, which is often lacking with wines of this price. Medium in body, this is an easy drinking wine.