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Vieux Telegraph Cdp 15 2003

Winemaker's Notes:

Magnificat is a hand-selected blend of the vintage’s finest lots of fruit. Every year, winemaker Janet Myers tastes hundreds of barrel samples to craft Magnificat, a wine as seamless and harmonious as the Bach masterwork it honors in name. Varietal Composition: 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot. Appearance: Deep red. Aroma: Plum and dried cherries are intertwined with hints of tobacco, rich chocolate and soft violet. Flavors: Luscious notes of dark cherry, clove and cocoa fill the mouth. Elegant and soft, the supple tannins infuse the palate and bring the wine to a long finish with hints of sweet toasty oak and a touch of cocoa.

Member Reviews for Vieux Telegraph Cdp 15

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Snooth User: tabednar
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3.50 5
02/16/2012

Incredible amount of tannin. Heavy on the Merlot in the blend. Dry and mouth smacking. Opens up with time if you let it sit. Wonderful notes of oak to an overall dark berry taste. Medium bodied and complex.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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5.00 5
01/10/2010

WOW! This wine has reached it's pinnacle I believe and I am so glad I found this rogue bottle. Deep, rich and well balanced while being super concentrated. This is a powerful, yet graceful cab and it drinking exquisitely right now. If you can find it, drink it now!


Snooth User: RPerro
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4.00 5
04/11/2009

Popped and poured. Nose of earth, blueberry and tar, following to the palate. Has that distinctive Stolpman earthiness that can be overpowering, but, as with the Syrah, is VERY nice here. For sub-$20, this is a killer wine. Must buy more, as Stolpman has discontinued this cuvee. Outstanding - 91 points.


Snooth User: wlstiles3
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4.00 5
11/17/2009

Had this twice in the last 2-3 weeks and enjoyed. Nice, complex, what you would expect from a Napa Cab, nothing extraordinary but very solid.


Snooth User: schellbe
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3.50 5
11/03/2009

A lot of candied fruit covering up a lot of tannin. Good with beef. An in your face wine. A little softer tannins and less overripe fruit would be more to my taste.


Snooth User: Oliver Vera
10269753
5.00 5
01/27/2012

Delicious


Snooth User: cherra58
11680739
4.00 5
01/05/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Vieux Telegraph Cdp 15

External Review
06/25/2014

Leathery and earthy, with some heavier, muddled characteristics that reflect the vintage. Overall, this wine is not on the same level as the superior 2004, but as it opens it shows a willing mouthfeel and finishing flavors of red currant and cranberry. If you own this along with the 2004, drink this one before the other.


External Review
06/25/2014

Dense and saturated, with deep purple fruit and nuances of chocolate and smoky oak. An engaging wine with an absolutely compelling finish.


External Review
03/16/2010

Franciscan Oakville Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 and all other wine from Franciscan Oakville Estates are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
04/01/2008

Estancia Meritage Alexander Valley Spicy cedar, plums, cassis and toast. Sensual and seductive.



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Tasting Notes:

"Rich and bold with intense flavors of chocolate dipped black fruit, accompanied by notes of sweet oak. Firm and structured ripe tannins lead to a lengthy, fruit driven finish. "

Magnificat is a hand-selected blend of the vintage’s finest lots of fruit. Every year, winemaker Janet Myers tastes hundreds of barrel samples to craft Magnificat, a wine as seamless and harmonious as the Bach masterwork it honors in name. Varietal Composition: 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot. Appearance: Deep red. Aroma: Plum and dried cherries are intertwined with hints of tobacco, rich chocolate and soft violet. Flavors: Luscious notes of dark cherry, clove and cocoa fill the mouth. Elegant and soft, the supple tannins infuse the palate and bring the wine to a long finish with hints of sweet toasty oak and a touch of cocoa.

Dietary Information: Kosher

Closure: Cork

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 5.30 g/l grams per liter

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