Claret 2013 Bordeaux Blend, Diamond Collection, California, Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola calls this wine his "prize offering." It's a classic Bordeaux blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc. The grapes are sourced from Napa, Sonoma, El Dorado and the Coppola Estate. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for 16 months. From the excellent 2013 vintage, it scored 90 points in the Critics Choice Competition. For under $20 this Coppola Diamond Collection Claret is a true gem.