Covered Bridges Winery

Peju Province Winery

Napa Valley Merlot 2016

Very chocolatey. Chocolate covered cherries. Some raspberry. Tobacco. It’s a plush wine but there are layers. — 8 days ago

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Massimo Rattalino

Limited Edition Langhe Nebbiolo 2015

Looking for something to pair to spaghetti all'Amatriciana tonight. Decent but the dish probably deserves a slightly richer wine, more southern Italy.

Decanted 3H, prior notes mostly apply:
Nose has spring roses, mashed tart cherry, cold tar, cold dark chocolate and brown sugar.
Palate has milk chocolate covered cherry, lightly charred wood, early season cherry, dry loam-y soil, medium tannins and a medium-long finish.

Declassified Barbaresco thanks to Italian yield limits, this wine is a total value play at ~$35.
1088 bottles produced.

Future bottles should be at least 5-8Y out, 2026-2029 for future sampling, this wine has the guts to get at least there, and then some.
— 10 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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Epic value

Ruinart

Brut Champagne Pinot Noir Chardonnay Rosé Blend

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9.3

Merry Christmas Eve-Eve!!! 🎄🎁🎅❄️🌟⛄️

Maybe, it’s the Christmas spirit and/or I really needed a good glass Rosé Champagne tonight but, I don’t recall this ever tasting better. Could simply be a better disgorgement? Ah, I’ll just say it’s Christmas Magic! Cheers! 🍾🥂

Shots around the house listening to our Christmas Eve Mix.

Yup, that’s my Wine Snowman! ⛄️

Be pairing this later with the Shari’s Chocolate Covered Strawberries that arrived today.

12/23/20.
— a month ago

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Michael Pozzan Winery

Sonoma County Pinot Noir 2017

Pale ruby color. Aromas of strawberry, peach and baking spices. Chocolate covered strawberries, mocha, clove and vanilla flavors.

🥇 90 points - Wine Spectator
— 10 days ago

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Good review! 🍷

Balić Winery

American Premium Reserve Cream Sherry

Great value and good flavor dessert wine. 18.5% alcohol so it packs a punch. Candy aroma. Very sweet on the palate with subtle spiciness. Chocolate covered cherries and butterscotch - but with a mature leathery lingering finish. Bought in 2019 - consumed in 2021. — 4 days ago

Branson Coach House

Estate Grown Greenock Block Single Vineyard Shiraz 2004

What one would expect of a single vineyard 15% abv in 2004. Big, concentrated, dark purple and black fruit covered in a warm blanket of oak. There’s Syrah in there somewhere, but most has been ripened beyond recognition. Putting that aside, and accepting this for what it is, there’s planets to like and no discernable edges, especially on a cold, rainy night. — 16 days ago

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Division Winemaking Company

Division Villages Béton Oregon Red Blend

Cabernet Franc 55%, Gamay 16%, Pinot Noir 13%, Côt 11%, Syrah 5%. SIGHT: deep purple red, not clear but I wouldn’t say it’s hazy either - or rather, no visible sediment.
SMELL: chocolate, sour candy, cranberry
TASTE: light tannins; mushed berries; dust or chalk? Bitter chocolate, chocolate covered orange
— 23 days ago

Beringer Vineyards

Private Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

The Beringer Private Reserve Cab is always so dependably solid. This was chock full of fleshy blackberry and bruised plum, a dash of dark chocolate covered tobacco leaf, mature tannins and a smooth persistent finish. Drinking age daughter approved. She said it was nice to finally get a chance to taste alcohol 🤣😉 — 2 days ago

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Great to see you’re back on Delectable. We have missed your wit, knowledge and many other things... And what a great post to start back with. Welcome back!
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Stationmaster

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Great Cab. Supremely drinkable with food or on its own. Have a sip after eating a piece of chocolate to experience the wonderful flavor of chocolate covered cherries! — 19 days ago

Domaine Juliette Avril

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2017

Chocolate covered cherry nose. More dark cherry on the palate along with strawberry jam, cocoa, French oak, black pepper, cinnamon, and cranberry. Medium tannin, high alcohol, and high acid. — 25 days ago

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