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Vignobles Brunier Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieux Télégraphe Blanc Weisswein NV

Winemaker's Notes:

The Dry Creek Valley, known primarily for its delicious Zinfandel, also produces very intense and flavorful Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. This impressive Cabernet displays compelling aromas of sweet cherry, lush plum, and roses. The opulence of this wine shines through with a harmonious core of silky smooth tannins and rich fruit. Palate filling flavors of sweet currant, black cherry, and cocoa are perfectly balanced. This delicious wine should age beautifully for a decade or more. Grapes 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Franc Appellation: Dry Creek Valley Fermentation: Fermented 20 days (on skins) at 83º F Barrel Aging: 20 months in French and American oak Alcohol: 13.5% Total Acidity: 0.61 pH: 3.73 Residual Sugar: Dry Aging Potential: 8 - 12 years

Karmère Vineyards & Winery:
KARMÈRE VINEYARDS AND WINERY OF SHENANDOAH VALLEY is a result of five generations of farming and a love of the land and rural life. Marilyn K Hoopes, co-founder of Karmère, grew up in Teton Valley, Idaho on a potato farm on the Teton river in full view of the Grand Tetons. In l978, at age twenty-six, she moved to Amador County and fell in love with the bucolic Shenandoah Valley. She also fell i... Read more
KARMÈRE VINEYARDS AND WINERY OF SHENANDOAH VALLEY is a result of five generations of farming and a love of the land and rural life. Marilyn K Hoopes, co-founder of Karmère, grew up in Teton Valley, Idaho on a potato farm on the Teton river in full view of the Grand Tetons. In l978, at age twenty-six, she moved to Amador County and fell in love with the bucolic Shenandoah Valley. She also fell in love with Todd Pickens who had recently moved from the Bay area and prior from L.A. to Amador County to become a "back to the lander." They made their home in Jackson, California and in l990 bought their first piece of property in Shenandoah Valley: a seventeen acre parcel adjacent to Terre Rouge. This is their home place. In l994, they completed an IRS 1031 real property trade and obtained the eighty-nine acre Jameson Ranch where the winery and tasting facility now exists. The name "Karmère" (car-mare) is in honor of Marilyn's mother Karma Hoopes: "mère" is the French word for mother. Since the land exchanged came from Marilyn's parent's estate and the existing farm in Idaho bears her father's name, Marilyn decided to honor her mother's hard work and vision and thus the name was created. Marilyn, an attorney, and Todd, an optometrist, are the parents of three grown children, Josh, Jared, and Hayley. All of the children are involved in the winery or vineyards. Todd continues to practice optometry and Marilyn works as a part-time Administrative Law Judge devoting the majority of her time to the winery and vineyards. The first Zinfandel vines were planted in l994. Plantings of zin, syrah, barbera, viognier, primitivo and nebbiolo have continued with sixty-seven acres planted of the hundred and five total. Read less

Member Reviews for Vignobles Brunier Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieux Télégraphe Blanc Weisswein

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Snooth User: Rodolphe Boulanger
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4.00 5
11/25/2009

Retasted recently and this wine is progressing nicely. A lot more oak immediately upon opening than I remembered. After 20 mins in a decanter, the wine opens up to beautiful blueberry, black raspberry and even more blueberry notes aromas and flavors. The tiny amount of Petite Sirah is really coming across melded with the supple Cabernet. This blend should be great with a few more years age.


Snooth User: ryanopaz
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0.00 5
08/08/2007

Nice golden color. The nose shows caramel, and spice with a wierd BBQ aroma, maybe cumin? Unctous in the mouth with medium high acidity. The palate reveals flavors of caramel, minerals, earth, maybe chocolate, and buttered toast? Weird strange wine, not sure what to think. 2.5/5 [NR]


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.00 5
04/16/2008

Tasted at the Wine Century annual dinner: Complex blend. Simultaneously NV / non-varietal super blend. Nice


Snooth User: Slipstream
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2.00 5
09/25/2009

I have had Gruner Veltliners that I loved, but this was not one of them. A fairly simple, light, and sour wine with a bit of lime and cider in the flavor. This appears to be the Austrian version of inexpensive California Chardonnay.


Snooth User: djh99
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4.50 5
05/02/2009

Second wine of Ch. Latour. I bought the 1990 & 2000. This is perfect Paulliac. Complex, long lasting, classic. I paid $33 a bottle as a future.

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  • Snooth User: houghton moira
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    5.00 5
    01/10/2012

    best wine ive ever tasted


    Snooth User: StaszekM
    1544423
    3.00 5
    01/01/2010

    This vine is made of pinot noir, pinot meunier and chardonnay grapes. It should be served well chilled and goes well as apertif, with light starters or just as a drink.


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    11/20/2013

    The Premier Group started carrying Eagle Crest wines a year ago, after we met owner Will Ouweleen at an industry event in Albany. Shortly thereafter my family and I visited the vineyards, originally founded as O-Neh-Da Vineyard in 1872 by Bishop Bernard McQuaid, located about an hour from Orchard Park. We were treated to a wonderful tour of the estate and experienced the privilege of tasting his delicious, 100% Finger Lakes wine. This was one of the Draves family’s favorites, a 100% pure grape wine (no sugar added) offering tropical fruit on the nose, followed by pineapple and citrus notes, with mouthwatering grapefruity acidity on the finish. It is an off-dry, fruity, crisp wine that is pleasant enough for a party yet not out of place on the dinner table. Food pairing: poultry, seafood Flavor type: fruit-forward Body type: light Finish: crisp


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    11/20/2013

    A lighter-bodied, mellow, unoaked white in the same vein as a Soave or Pinot Grigio. Pretty orange blossom, lemon zest and pear notes. Food pairing: poultry, seafood Flavor type: fruit-forward Body type: light Finish: crisp


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    01/22/2014

    A lighter-bodied, mellow, unoaked white in the same vein as a Soave or Pinot Grigio. Pretty orange blossom, lemon zest and pear notes.


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    04/30/2010

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    11/20/2013

    ( 68; 70% chardonnay and 30% pinot noir; 50% 2007 juice with 25% each of 2006 and 2005; disgorged June 2009): Pale yellow. Complex aromas of cling peach apricot pit honeyed pear and white flowers with a subtle maple undertone. Pliant gently sweet with deep pit fruit and floral honey flavors providing excellent palate coverage picking up notes of allspice and burnt orange peel with air. The finish echoes the citrus and honey flavors and hangs on with excellent persistence. -Josh Raynolds Stephen Tanzers IWC.


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    Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
    01/09/2013

    This New York State Rosandeacute; is light and fruity with subtle hints of sweet strawberry and cranberry. An easy-sipping style that is perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon at home.


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    Source: We Speak Wine
    11/24/2013

    This wine is handcrafted from the finest Moscato grapes grown in the central region of Moldova. The lively, fragrant bouquet, and gentle, fruity sweetness of this distinctive rose wine makes it a favorite drink at any time of the day, and any day of the year. Enjoy this Moscato Rose Dolce as a perfect accompaniment to any kind of foods and dessert. - Winery


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    Muscador’s Muscat grapes are aromatic and provide persistent notes for a characteristic flavour. The rosé has essentially floral notes and should be served very cool (between 6 and 8°C) and enjoyed as an aperitif, with desserts or to add a little sweetness to any time of the day.

    The Dry Creek Valley, known primarily for its delicious Zinfandel, also produces very intense and flavorful Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. This impressive Cabernet displays compelling aromas of sweet cherry, lush plum, and roses. The opulence of this wine shines through with a harmonious core of silky smooth tannins and rich fruit. Palate filling flavors of sweet currant, black cherry, and cocoa are perfectly balanced. This delicious wine should age beautifully for a decade or more. Grapes 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Franc Appellation: Dry Creek Valley Fermentation: Fermented 20 days (on skins) at 83º F Barrel Aging: 20 months in French and American oak Alcohol: 13.5% Total Acidity: 0.61 pH: 3.73 Residual Sugar: Dry Aging Potential: 8 - 12 years

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