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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Aoc Blanc Domaine Vieux Télégraphe Clairette Roussanne Bar Boulenc Grenache Blanc 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Spectator 93 points:\nPacked, in a brawny, muscular style atypical for this lush vintage, with a gravelly undertow to the currant paste, braised fig and dark licorice notes. Picks up even more steam on the finish, with grilled mesquite, mineral and ga

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Snooth User: Diderot
104965104
4.50 5
01/18/2010

I am not the one who should review the Wine Spectator's choice for the #3 wine of 2009. I could not resist observing, however, that this is one huge hunk of vino. It has savory flavors and an intensity that are truly awe-inspiring. This is serious wine. It almost tastes like a major Burgundian beef dinner. I will be watching as it evolves and hope to have the vocabulary to describe it as it does.


Snooth User: qipengart
301757198
5.00 5
12/06/2009

perfectly awesome; needs aging to extend finish


Snooth User: dynowine
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4.00 5
08/14/2010

Tested on a well-aired bottle, about 70 deg F. Alluring nose of spice, dark fruit, floral, and earth, in excellent balance and expression. Lively acid on the attack, dark fruit (plums or prunes?, blackberry, other) somewhat in the background with meaty and spicy notes. Finishes of same elements with extra wood. Dryish. Body medium, acid medium, tannin medium.


Snooth User: connie7899
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1.00 5
08/15/2011

This was one of the worst bottles of wine I ever had. Over oaked, unbalanced...covered red fruit flavors.


Snooth User: Nathan P
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4.00 5
08/15/2010

Had at Vieux Telegraphe tasting by Daniel Brunier. Wish I had taken more notes, but I did write "good finish."


Snooth User: 1rockiesfan
725240651
4.00 5
05/02/2011

The smell is of tobacco or cigar box taste of black cherry. It is very light in the mouth but the taste lingers in a very good way


Snooth User: 111ImNumber1
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3.00 5
04/30/2011

2007 is one of the best vintages of Napa. This wine is clearly has some potential. However, it is not time yet to drink it. This is one of the wines that you would lay down for 4 to 7 years from now. It is still very tight and is not offering its atmosphere yet. It has a nice good color. On the nose, black fruits are dominating. Blueberry, blackberry, cassis, and dark chocolate. Also there is a little hint of licorice. On the palate, very dry, big, bold, very tannic, a bit bitter finish, a lot of dark chocolate going on, balanced. It is still tight and has not a lot of things to offer right now! This is no way a 94 bottle of wine. Yes, this wine will evolve in the next 4 to 7 years, but I just cannot see how this wine has been give such a very high score! I am 88 on this effort.


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External Reviews for Châteauneuf-du-Pape Aoc Blanc Domaine Vieux Télégraphe Clairette Roussanne Bar Boulenc Grenache Blanc

External Review
05/18/2011

A perfect example of what Californian Cabernet is supposed to taste like. Ripe jammy fruit with a spicy undertone and a touch of cedar from being oak aged make this a perfectly balanced wine that is ready to drink. Enjoy it with your favorite cut of grilled steak!


External Review
03/01/2013

Focused, with a tangy grilled herb streak running through the solid core of crushed red plum, cherry and red currant fruit. Mineral and briar hints fill in on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Carmenère. Drink now. -JM Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Aconcagua in Chile. 2007 Veramonte Primus 1500ml


External Review
05/22/2011

This Bordeaux-style red blend is one of the most reliable of its genre. Grilled steak brushed with garlic and extra virgin olive oil or roast lamb would complement it well.


External Review
05/22/2011

Well-charred oak dominates now, with its toasty vanillins, but underneath lurks a very pretty wine. The blackcurrant and cherry flavors are sweetly delicious, and the tannins are soft and lush. This appealing wine is easy to fall in love with. Give it a few years to knit together.


External Review
05/11/2011

Franciscan Estate was founded over thirty years ago by Augustin Heneeus. Located in the heart of Napa Valley the estate owns over 200 acres of vines right in the Oakville AVA. It’s no wonder their wines are consistently fine and often outstanding. This latest release of their Cabernet Sauvignon from the celebrated 2007 vintage falls in the latter category. It garnered an Editors Choice and a score of 94 points in Wine Enthusiast Magazine who wrote "A terrific wine that proves you don’t have to spend a fortune for top-flight Napa Valley Cabernet. It’s a deeply flavored, brooding young wine, filled with exciting blackberry, cassis and mineral flavors. Big in tannins, yet with a very refined, classy mouthfeel, it should begin to hit is stride after 2014." And because they own the prime vineyards where the grapes for this Cab are sourced, the value is not to believed. Don't miss it! View the complete Franciscan Estate 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon review in Wine Enthusiast Magazine's Buying Guide


External Review
05/18/2011

This is an impressively rich, intense, espresso-style of Cabernet at a very appealing price. While quite reliant on jazzy oak and its mocha-laced appearance, there are lots of complex and concentrated blackberry and currant flavors, finishing with plush tannins. Drink now through 2010.


External Review
05/18/2011

Smooth and supple, with a tasty mix of currant, cedar, tobacco and spice, it wins points for its elegance and balance. Mildly tannic, it's ready to drink now. Drink now through 2008.


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Tasting Notes:

Appearance: Deep garnet Aroma: Inviting aromas of dark cherry, sage, and red plums. Complex layers of ripe berries, with undertones of vanilla and cloves. Flavors: Full‐bodied and textural, with ripe flavors of black plum and cherry, cocoa and cassis.  A concentrated, rich palate with round tannins leads to a long finish interwoven with blackberry, anise and mocha.

Wine Spectator 93 points:\nPacked, in a brawny, muscular style atypical for this lush vintage, with a gravelly undertow to the currant paste, braised fig and dark licorice notes. Picks up even more steam on the finish, with grilled mesquite, mineral and ga

Notes: 18 months in small oak barrels, 50% of which were new; 78% French


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