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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
1580261,286
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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4.00 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: Sara Weinbrom
1024273727
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: 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
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
05/19/2011

A smooth, sleek, richly flavored wine, with intense black cherry and blackberry fruit that's shaded by earthy, cedary overtones. Finish is long, gushing and fruity. Drink now through 2009.


External Review
05/18/2010

1 x 375ML Half Bottle


External Review
05/19/2011

Focused and elegant, with notes of leather and game running through the black cherry, plum, cedar, sage and tobacco flavors. Firm on the finish, where the flavors build, turning even more complex. Drink now through 2005.


External Review
05/19/2011

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
Source: CityWineCellar.com
10/15/2009

Estancia, which began as an Alexander Valley label founded by Agustin Huneeus, is now part of Constellation’s Icon Estates portfolio and is focused on vineyards in Monterey (for cool-climate grapes like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir) and Paso Robles (for the warmer-weather grapes). The winery planted nearly 700 acres of grapes in 1999 at its Keyes Canyon Vineyard on the east side of Paso Robles; Cabernet Sauvignon dominates, but there’s also Merlot, Petit Verdot, Zinfandel, Syrah and Petite Sirah. That vineyard is the source for this Bordeaux-style blend of 61 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 30 percent Merlot and 9 percent Petit Verdot. It’s a big, concentrated Meritage, with dark cherry and cassis fruit, some nice spice and a hint of mocha. There’s a long finish marked by firm but approachable tannins. You could easily cellar this Meritage for a few years, but it’s delicious now with something hearty, like a grilled steak, pot roast or even a juicy cheeseburger.


External Review
05/23/2011

Ripe and flavorful, with bright cherry, currant, plum, sage and mineral flavors that are complex and focused. The tannins are a bit rough and chewy now, so cellar short-term. Best from 1999 through 2004.


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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.

Closure: Cork


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