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Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2018 Francis Coppola Diamond Label Chardonnay

By Norm Bentley - | Jun 25, 2021

Norm Bentley, The North Georgia Wine Advisor. PHOTO PROVIDED

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2018 Francis Coppola Diamond Label Chardonnay

#26-2021

One of our “Go To” Chardonnays is the Gold Diamond Label from Coppola. We have enjoyed several vintages in the last few years, and the 2018 is following tradition, and is quite nice. Like Goldie Locks’ Porridge it is not too sweet, not too dry, but just right. It is also easy to find from a variety of retailers in the market place, at a most reasonable price.

The flavor is mellow apple, with a little melon, and a touch of tropical fruit, with a good balance between the fruit and acidity, to make it finish with a clean, but lingering quality, causing you to be in pursuit of the next sip. The alcohol content is 14.1%, and Norm’s score is 89.

This Chardonnay will pair well with salad, chicken, or seafood. It also qualifies as a good “Back Porch Sipper!

Score: 89

Price: $11-$15