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93 points Wine Spectator: Tightly coiled for now, with pepper, garrigue and briar notes wrapped around a core of stee...Read more...
At Franciscan Estate, we only use grapes of the highest quality worthy to bear the Franciscan Estate crest. We strive to create wines of the highes... Read more
Appearance: Deep garnetAromas: A complex mélange of cassis, plum, and mocha. The beautiful and inviting aroma opens further to reveal notes of pepp... Read more
A classic red Chteauneuf-du-Pape, very fine and elegant. The best vintages will age for 25 years and more.Elegant and age worthy! Domaine du Vieux ... Read more
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At Franciscan Estate, we only use grapes of the highest quality worthy to bear the Franciscan Estate crest. We strive to create wines of the highest character and excellence in every vintage.
Appearance: Deep garnetAromas: A complex mélange of cassis, plum, and mocha. The beautiful and inviting aroma opens further to reveal notes of peppercorn, black olive, sage, and tobacco.Flavors: Elegant and rich with cherry and blackberry fruit followed by fine, supple tannins and a velvety mouthfeel. Notes of cocoa, crème de cassis, and black truffle complement the complex fruit. Delicious roundness and texture lead to a seamless finish. - WineryVarietal Composition:79% Cabernet Sauvignon12% Merlot6% Petit Verdot3% MalbecpH: 3.79TA: 5.7 g/LAlcohol: 14.0%
A classic red Chteauneuf-du-Pape, very fine and elegant. The best vintages will age for 25 years and more.Elegant and age worthy! Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Website
The Bruniers pull this wine from old vines planted in the complex soils of La Crau, where the layers of alluvial soil, limestone, silica and red clay are all topped with large, smooth galets. In 2011, the wine radiates life, the scent alone invigorating in its vibrancy. It smells like a vineyard, earthy, herbal, sunny and warm; the flavors follow in the same vein, lush yet restrained in its focused, complexly spiced, wild cherry taste. It’s not at all heavy, but it’s a powerful wine, able to communicate the complexity of the site in a single sip.
Bright ruby-red. Black raspberry, cherry compote, potpourri and Asian spices on the highly perfumed nose. Juicy red and dark berry flavors stain the palate, showing terrific clarity and spicy lift. The spicy quality comes back strong on the finish, which is framed by silky, harmonious tannins. In a graceful, almost weightless style, with zero excess fat but noteworthy flavor intensity. I underestimated this wine last year.
Forward and up-front, especially by this cuvee’s standards, the 2011 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf (65% Grenache from 70-year-old vines, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and the balance other permitted varieties) exhibits perfumed aromas of herbs de Provence, seaweed wrapper, garrigue and olive to go with plenty of sweet kirsch and berry fruit. Medium-bodied, fresh and elegant, with fine tannin, it can be consumed now (with a decant) or cellared for a decade. Drink now–2025.
Deep garnet color. A rich bouquet of dark cherry, cocoa, clove, plum, tobacco and toasted oak, with delicate notes of coffee and truffle. Layered and complex. Rich and full on the palate with a supple mouthfeel and opulent layers of plum, cherry, anise, and mocha. Smooth and concentrated, the wine exhibits richly woven texture with dark, dense fruit on the long finish.
93 points Wine Spectator: Tightly coiled for now, with pepper, garrigue and briar notes wrapped around a core of steeped cherry, damson plum and blackberry fruit. Best from 2016 through 2026. (11/13/13) 65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and 5% other varieties.
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