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Vieux Telegraphe Chateau Neuf du Pape Pinot Noir 2004

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Member Reviews for Vieux Telegraphe Chateau Neuf du Pape Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: rachel27
4551867
4.50 5
03/28/2008

Wow it hits every taste bud; dark chocolate, black cherry, smoky finish. I love the intensity.


Snooth User: JBaldwinRN
33943117
3.00 5
12/12/2007

86/100: Color: Deep dark red. Nose: Dark red fruit. Very strong nose. First taste: Very fruity and sweet, initially. Then the dryness hits you. At first, the tannins really overwhelmed any flavor qualities i noticed, but after the 2nd/3rd taste, it grew on me. I actually liked that mouth puckering feeling from the tannins. The mouth feel was pretty smooth, not very thin. The finish was mediocre, around 10 seconds for me, but I was always left wanting another taste. Near the end of the glass, I did start to get some hints of vanilla that everyone else is talking about, but not as strong for me. Decent cab, but not grr-r-r-r-eat!


Snooth User: dbhonig
283711,150
3.50 5
02/15/2009

Quite dry, with most of the taste hidden by tannins the firsthour or two. but on the second night it really opened up. Vanilla, strawberries and espresso nose. Still dry and tannic, but vanilla and strawberry pie, whipped cream topping and crust included, are all here, with a hint of espresso and tar. Surprisingly long finish for a moderately priced cab. Good value to dollar, but not great on its own.


Snooth User: sschmella
35379155
4.00 5
01/08/2008

This red is great!


Snooth User: vintagesf
11725066
3.50 5
01/06/2009

We expected this bottle to have forward fruit. In fact, it was very austere and minerally. It had just a hint of the characteristic cherry notes of the vineyard and was a very pleasant wine, accompanying the appetizers (lobster salad, shellfish risotto, oysters) without overpowering them. It’s possible it didn’t have enough time to breathe; we’ll try again in a year or two.

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  • Snooth User: melomaurice
    3996649
    2.50 5
    12/28/2007

    Just didnt do it for me. I was left waiting for the cab features that I enjoy. The smoke and ok were all i got. The dryness did hit late and at the end of the glass I got a hint of vanilla. Just an ok wine for me.


    Snooth User: rmoeck
    1091638
    3.50 5
    12/23/2008

    Very unusual. Nice blend. Very smooth.


    External Reviews for Vieux Telegraphe Chateau Neuf du Pape Pinot Noir

    External Review
    05/18/2011

    Smooth, rich and polished, with layers of currant, blackberry, cedary oak and spicy-anise scents. Very Bordeaux-like flavor profile, with balance and structure, finishing with firm, gritty tannins. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Drink now through 2012.


    External Review
    05/18/2011

    One of the first wines out of Napa Valley to create a Bordeaux style blend, Franciscan Magnificat has proved time and time again, in competitions and with high wine scores, that it is a true leader in the California industry. Magnifcat is composed of 50% Merlot, 49% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc. The wine displays enticing aromas of black cherry, plum, chocolate, sage and a bit of black tea. The flavors are well structured and supple showing vibrant plum, rich chocolate and black pepper. The finish lingers on and on with cocoa like tannins. A great wine for Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache drinkers!


    External Review
    05/18/2011

    Starts out earthy and leathery before weaving in anise, currant, sage and black cherry fruit flavors. Somewhat muddled in its focus, it is complex and concentrated, perhaps merely in an awkward stage. Drink now through 2007.


    External Review
    09/27/2011

    A Napa claret, this blends cabernet sauvignon (70 percent) and merlot (29 percent) with a hint of petit verdot. The wine's austere red fruit has a tartness that almost pales to peach. Tannins darken it, while the firm, lovely fruit persists, weighted for roast veal or the dark meat of game birds.


    External Review
    01/04/2012

    Dense, muscular wine with deep layers of dark blackberry, plum, cherry and a beautiful red garnet color. Concentrated and mouthcoating blend; primarily Cabernet and Merlot with a dash of Malbec and Petit Verdot. Awesome red for the cellar mdash; I have had tremendous results aging this wine, but usually I am too impatient to wait!


    External Review
    05/18/2011

    Shows lots of spice, pepper, berry and olive scents, turning much tighter on the palate, with a trim band of flavors framed by cedary oak. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2015.


    External Review
    03/20/2009

    Magnificat is one of the original Napa Valley Meritage wines. First created by winemaking legend, the late Andre Tchelistcheff. It's a harmonious "composition" of Bordeaux varietal grapes, hence the name which pays tribute to another famous "composition" by J.S. Bach. Full of balck cherry, plum and spice flavors this rich Cab-based beauty is a wine with baroque complexity and timeless appeal.


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    Sugar: 13.50 g/l grams per liter

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