Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Plum Label 2007 Petite Sirah, $14.99-$17.99, 86 points, poured with a very broad transparent rim and deepened from maroon toward an opaque ruby.
A pungent caramel, saltwater taffy, and leather on the nose was only okay for me.
Medium-plus bodied with good acidity managed to keep in check and complement the rather tight tannin.
Flavors were faithful to the nose with noticeable licorice, and trailed into the long finish of violets, spice, spearmint, and a well integrated 13.5% alcohol.
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