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Vieux Telegraphe Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre Chateauneuf du Pape 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon has rich bouquet of deep blackcurrant, dark cherry and blackberry. Hints of sweet vanilla with enticing mocha and tobacco notes add complexity to the dark, dense layers of fruit. Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon good concentrated and well-built, the mouthfeel is substantial with generous body. Flavors of currants, cherry, cocoa, and soft toasty notes build on the palate, leading to a rich lingering finish of plum and cassis. Ruby red.

Member Reviews for Vieux Telegraphe Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre Chateauneuf du Pape

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Snooth User: Snooth
291685,067
4.00 5
07/26/2007

One of my favorites. As Wine Advocate said - This has a beautiful core of berry, coffee and chocolate fruit. Full yet very balanced, with a velvety mouthfeel and a long, long finish. Extremely well made, with everything in proportion.


Snooth User: rar8888
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3.00 5
04/18/2010

This was really tight when I tried it because the bottle had not been opend long...... Tasted at Geneva wine tasting 4/18/2010.


Snooth User: lingprof
1556071,108
2.00 5
08/31/2010

didn’t like it. thin, heavy tannins, kind of ‘naked’ oak without enough fruit or body to balance it. I love the Franciscan merlot, but this one was a no for me.


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

Had at Vieux Telegraphe tasting with Daniel Brunier. I hadn't taken notes, but I recall the Telegraphe being significantly more interesting and pleasing than the Telegramme and therefore a better value for the price. My opinion is that when going Chateauneuf du Pape, go big.


Snooth User: Sara Weinbrom
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4.50 5
02/23/2012

complex wine, with flavors of oak, leather, and plum. pairs well with dishes that can stand up to its fuller body, like the pork tenderloin we ate it with this past weekend.


Snooth User: Sara Weinbrom
1024273727
4.00 5
02/16/2012

Full bodied with dark fruits and a hint of leather. Smooth mouth feel and a great wine for the price!


Snooth User: Nick75
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2.50 5
10/21/2009

enjoyed the wine. the level of merlot softens the wine, but the tannins don't quite stand up. other paso robles blends are better. try justin.


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External Reviews for Vieux Telegraphe Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre Chateauneuf du Pape

External Review
05/19/2011

The 2001 Magnificat is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, and 1% Petit Verdot. It displays more force, depth, and delineation than the 2000, in addition to copious quantities of toasty oak, sweet, chunky, chocolaty, black currant flavors, and a medium-bodied, easy-going personality. It should drink well for a decade.


External Review
05/19/2011

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
05/19/2011

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
09/27/2011

Thoroughly Napa Valley in its sleepy richness, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (68 percent) with Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec offers abundant baked plum flavor set into tannins firm as iron filings. A cool spice in the finish keeps it terse and hard-edged, needing cellar time to soften and expand into the jammy fruit and stylish, pastry-scented oak.


External Review
05/05/2009

Barrel Sample Impressive; the tannins maybe too overwhelming. Look instead for the black plums, the spice and the structure. Needs to come into balance. Wine Enthusiast. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Certan de May 1500ml


External Review
03/16/2010

Franciscan Oakville Estates Cuvee Sauvage 2006 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
01/03/2012

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!


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Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon has rich bouquet of deep blackcurrant, dark cherry and blackberry. Hints of sweet vanilla with enticing mocha and tobacco notes add complexity to the dark, dense layers of fruit. Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon good concentrated and well-built, the mouthfeel is substantial with generous body. Flavors of currants, cherry, cocoa, and soft toasty notes build on the palate, leading to a rich lingering finish of plum and cassis. Ruby red.

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