Wine of the Week

FRANCIS COPPOLA
2016
DIAMOND CLARET

 
  
Life is a journey in progress. Sometimes full of stoplights on red, sometimes you get green arrows. Francis Coppola seems to get green lights all the way. Thirty five years ago he buys the Niebaum Mansion in the Napa Valley, and resurrects the legendary Inglenook name. During that time he starts making wine in Sonoma County. It was a wine label in search of a home. He found it in 2006 when he bought the Chateau Souverain Winery. He also wanted it to become a special place, like Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen. He wanted a place for the whole family to enjoy, not just Mom and Dad tasting wine with the kids in the parking lot. Now, the winery is a spa, restaurant, concert pavilion, museum and more. This wine is named Claret, which is what the Brits call Bordeaux. Mostly Cabernet, with Petite Verdot, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Deep ruby in color with aromas wild raspberry, cherry, toasted oak and cocoa.  The palate has dark cherry, cassis, wild berry and plum flavors leading to a smooth full finish of supple tannins.
      Pairing is simple: beef or lamb in any form. But, you might try pasta with a Short Rib Bolognese, Elk Stroganoff, Pancetta Carbonara, or grilled Portobello mushrooms with Aioli  and Parmesan.

 Sale: $12.99 750ml
Regular: $15.99

PRICE GOOD THROUGH WEDNESDAY 24 APRIL, 2019

The above pairings are from the Cheers Wine Staff. Let one of our knowledgeable wine people help you with your selections and food pairings.