Tasting Notes: Weekly Roundup

Happy Friday! Before we celebrate the coming weekend, we want to look back on drinks the Delectable community enjoyed and consumed this week. We've gathered a handful of reviews and notes that caught our eye. From detailed notes to standout photos, the Delectable community was busy this week, and there are so many great posts to read. Mark your favorites and pick up a bottle to try this weekend. Cheers!

Varnier-Fanniere

Cuvée Jean Fannière Origine Extra Brut Grand Cru Champagne

Geeky and tasty.

Lovely nose. Expansive. Rich bit not vulgar. As it opens a savory element.

Delicious fruit. Fuji apples with crisp minerality. Hint of yummy iodine?

Finish has this lovely refined richness as this opens. Terrific.

As this open more almost like this fine non obnoxious sherry like finish. Spectacular.
— 2 months ago

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Paul Hobbs

Ross Station Estate Chardonnay 2016

16’ Paul Hobbs Ross Station Chardonnay. It offers up notes of lemon blossom, white peach, pineapple, honey & subtle oak. With wavy acidity. A full-bodied Chardonnay for sure. Edit - Needs a year or so in bottle after release. — 2 months ago

David, Tom and 74 others liked this
Aaron Hamrock

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Great minds think alike. Cheers from a social distance.
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@Aaron Hamrock I like that. Cheers!

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2005

What a terrific cab! Still a dark brooding young wine (at 17)! Wonderfully long finish and still excellent grip. During this confinement at least the Jonathan Club prepared prime rib dinners for grab&go! We are so appreciative of everyone efforts especially the JC & Phelps! — 2 months ago

Eric, David and 7 others liked this

Turley

Old Vines California Zinfandel 2016

Kirk F
9.0

Virtual tasting/happy hour with great friends. Some of whom live just minutes away 🤦🏻‍♂️ looking forward to seeing friends again soon. The 🍷 was delicious, the old vines always brings a nice tinge of spice. Spring delivery arrived today so better make room! — 2 months ago

Eric, Shay and 19 others liked this
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We’ve done a few now. So much fun. Good to see your friends again. Cheers
Robert Evans Jr

Robert Evans Jr

@Kirk F Thanks again for helping land my Herman Story Allocation Enjoy!!!!

Valdicava

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2007

Just coming into its own. Dark garnet. Still some sharp tannins but having a nice finish. — 2 months ago

Jeff OrlowskiMichael Seely
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@Joe Roth thx Joe, which vintage?
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2007 Eric
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Love it

Domaine aux Moines

Savennières-Roche aux Moines Chenin Blanc 1999

And for my 300th delectable post, this delicious 1999 savennieres with homemade butternut squash spaetzle.

So rich and textured, very little oxidation, it’s almost perplexing how it could be so old. Mouthcoating... plenty of honeycomb and some green apple and seashell. Continuing to evolve. Perfect pairing so far. Cheers!
— 2 months ago

Severn, Chris and 32 others liked this
Jeff Hasmann

Jeff Hasmann

Domaine aux Moines is always a special treat, especially with age.
Amr El-Azhary

Amr El-Azhary

Great producer!!! Interesting vintage!!!

Domaine Fontaine-Gagnard

Les Vergers Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

Mandi Speidel
9.2

Birthday Bottle, Ozark Season 3 & Favorite Indian Food! Solid Sunday — 2 months ago

Paul, Josh and 11 others liked this

Bodega Gen del Alma (Gerardo Michelini & Andrea Mufatto)

Ji Ji Ji Tunuyán Chenin Blanc 2019

chamomile, lemongrass, verbena, orange blossom, apricot, ruby grapefruit, Granny Smith ~ combines the texture of Wax Bottles w a saline lick of Gummy Worms — 2 months ago

Severn, Scott and 15 others liked this

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1995

A well reviewed vintage after several poor years.

1.5 hour decant (some chunky sediment). A thrilling dark ruby red with little bricking. On the nose: green veggie, eucalyptus, earth, smoke, plum, and a little of that aged Bordeaux sweetness thrown in there too. Taste: leather, cedar, little raspberry, and gravel. Low acidity, a medium graphite finish with some slightly bitter tannins.

Lean and mean....where's the elegance and character???..........drink em if you got em, don't think more age will help. Careful with Bordeaux 95....from my experience, don't believe some have aged well. My last 95 is a Margaux and I am going to pop in a hurry.
— 2 months ago

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