Mantonegro Blend

Marc Hébrart

Special Club Brut 1er Cru Champagne Blend 2012

A pretty light gold color with sparse, tiny bubbles. The nose is instantly attractive with lemon peel and unmistakable chalk up front. The fruit here is pretty amazing with honeydew, pears, and a touch of mango. Green and red apples sing throughout, especially as the glass warms a bit. Floral accents are the showstopper here with pretty white flowers and delicate orchards. It’s all so very fresh with this wine, as befits a Hebrart champagne.

I’m a huge fan of all of the Special Club bottles that I’ve had the pleasure to try. This is easily one of the best. 55/45 PN/CH primarily from Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. Masterfully crafted, this is both sleek and comforting. Beautiful purity of fruit and laser like focus. Nice acidity, not racy or bracing but smooth. There’s an incredible level of depth here. Tasted blind, no doubt I would have named a much more expensive bottle.

The attack is focused with much clarity. It’s almost hard to put into words why this is so damn good but trust me, it is. A wave of tropical fruits like pineapple and kumquat along with more mangoes. Bread with a light dusting of cinnamon is a pleasant surprise to with dried herbs. Cherries begin to come into view on the long finish and you’re left smiling by the trace of warm spice. Normally I would say let these sit for a few years but don’t bother, this sexy thing is singing right now.
— 3 days ago

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Argillae

Orviéto DOC White Blend 2020

I’m diggin these Italian whites… nose of lemon and white peach with hints of pebbles, salty peanuts, and cedar. Palate of peach, grapefruit pith, grape, and white tea, with a touch of cedar, white pepper, grass, and pineapple on the finish, with a hint of peanut oil that lingers a good while. Well balanced and refreshing with a good finish that gets more interesting as it warms up. — 6 days ago

Douglas, Byron and 6 others liked this

Somnium

Napa Valley Rosé Blend 2021

This wine has notes of a saline sea breeze on the nose. Crazy as it seems maybe even like a salt marsh. Maybe a little tart cherry there as well. Very pleasant and refreshing. This is a very pleasing, elegant style rose. Enjoyed on the back patio on a summer Sunday evening. — 4 days ago

Shay, Paul and 1 other liked this

Monthuys Père et Fils

Brut Réserve Champagne Blend

This wine’s golden hue owes something, no doubt, to the three years of bottle aging it underwent. Its nose is rather brash, probably owing to the 60% Pinot Meunier/40% Chardonnay blend. My wife hated it. Apricot aromas dominate, with apple and toast following. Apple comes across strongest on the palate, with an earthy sensibility layered over it. The finish returns the apricot flavor. — 2 days ago

Jason, John and 1 other liked this

Luca Wines

Beso de Dante Red Blend 2016

Blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Malbec and 5% Cabernet Franc, co-fermented and sourced from vineyards in Vista Flores and Altamira in the Valle de Uco, deep Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruit, floral and spicy notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry and blueberry with herb and generous spice. Fine tannins, long finish ending with fruit, spice and mineral character. Nice! — 4 days ago

Rob, Juan and 1 other liked this

Hourglass

Blueline Estate 36-24-36 Napa Valley Red Blend 2017

Thanks to my boss Joel Hunter who gave me this bottle of his winery Hourglass, he is a business partner of the Hourglass winery, I work for him in Irvine, CA. The wine is velvety smooth with a balance of the cherry and currant berry flavors and the smooth tannins and fine American oak notes. Happy 4th of July to my fellow American friends 💥🦅🎆🔔🇺🇸🍷❤️🤍💙 — 3 days ago

Tom, Guillermo and 12 others liked this

Frédéric Savart

Haute Couture Les Mesnil/Oger Grand Cru Extra Brut Champagne 2016

After having Savart’s “Expression” 4 months ago I was excited to try this. Hints of oxidation,nuts and apples combine in a very accessible mixture. Where I was disappointed was in the lack of intense acidity and complexity. Not as vinous as I had hoped for. — 13 hours ago

Shay, Max and 12 others liked this

Pierre Péters

l'Étonnat Monsieur Victor Edition MK.09 Champagne Blend

MK09, the first release of this fabulous Cuvée, aged 6 years on natural cork and disgorged in 2015, is totally in the zone right now. So great to have snagged off the Cut DC wine list to start the night. Ripeness, freshness, oxidative complexity, a complete Champagne. It flaunts intense aromas of toasted hazelnut, apple pie and baking spice with a creamy and rounded palate that is both pure and chiseled and layered with minerality. A fantastic Champagne. — 6 days ago

Severn, Eric and 5 others liked this

Château Barouillet

Bergerac Red Blend 2020

True story: a fellow Delectable member thought the label was a misspelling from a previous post. I sent an email to the vintner who responded within the day- the label is a play on crack, the drug: like the label, this is fun stuff. Blend of Cab franc, cab Sauvignon, merlot, & something called Merille. Seriously unfiltered so mind the sediment. — 2 days ago

Tom, Joshua and 5 others liked this

C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España)

Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2012

John W
9.1

Dark, dark ruby coloration. On the nose, black cherry, blackberry, spice, smoke, but predominately jammy dark fruit until it starts to open up and becomes more Smokey and earthy with minerals. On the palate, full body, plum, currant, smoke, tobacco, oak and after 10 years tannins are still strong but not overpowering. Medium to long finish of the dark fruit and some smoke. — 7 days ago

Eric, Byron and 5 others liked this