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!

Truchard

Carneros Pinot Noir 2017

Beautiful example of Pinot Noir, classic nose with cherry and strawberries to start. Then comes the floral spice, oak (perhaps American oak), and a long enough, enjoyable finish. For the price it is just beautiful.
— 25 days ago

Martin, Josh and 4 others liked this

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

Some may find it wasteful — others, baller — others, don’t care either way. Making Aperol spritzes with VC rosé, why not. Got to celebrate the journey and that’s what we are doing today in Mt. Airy, Phila, PA, year of our lord 2021. Cheers to the amazing @Caroline Graham for going all the way. — a month ago

LM, Adam and 9 others liked this
Mike R

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Congrats and cheers

Bérêche & Fils

Brut Réserve Champagne Blend

It’s pretty rare that a House’s entry level bottle can challenge other House’s more prestigious offerings. A pale gold hue with truly a plethora of lively bubbles. Impressive perlage. The nose is powerful and engaging. Strong notes of honey and green apples with butterscotch and lemon peels. A smorgasbord of delightful citrus aromas and brioche bread really elevate this.

Almost equal parts of the three Champenois grapes with a dosage of 7 g/l. Disgorged on 7/20 and using 35% of reserve wines, there is a depth to the champagne that many others simply can not compare with. It starts off a bit angular but soon develops nicely in the glass. The acidity is bright, the body full, and the mouthfeel rich. Biodynamic without certification.

The palate is the definition of precise with crisp fruit and beautiful chalky minerality. Pears, grapefruits, and light red cherries shine. Toasted bread, nuts, and more autolytic touches. Marzipan and a little oak just for kicks. This is outstanding wine and can stand proudly next to some of the bigger boys out there.
— a month ago

Josh, Ira and 10 others liked this
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🙌🏽
Trixie

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Beautiful! Cheers!🍾

Caymus Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

My first Caymus experience: smooth, silky and so well refined I understand the price tag. Oh so perfect on the nose and Initial entry on the palette, tapering to a full bodied experience that can convince anyone of the province of fine Californian wine! — 25 days ago

Josh, leon and 7 others liked this

Guy Breton

Régnié Gamay 2019

Beautiful, very pale ruby appearance - although almost pink like stewed rhubarb. Pronounced on the nose, and then an array of varying red fruits, cranberry, strawberry, red currant. High acidity across the tongue, soft tannins and med high alcohol really make this wine a treat. Partial carbonic maceration really adds to the character of this wine by the master Guy Breton. Highly recommend 👍 — a month ago

Josh, LM and 3 others liked this

Château Calon-Ségur

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Birth year wine. Rich, complex prime drinking with no signs of slowing. Did need an extra minute to wake up. Drink in next 10+ years. Paired beautifully to Australian Wagyu NY Strip. — a month ago

Josh, Eric and 22 others liked this

Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Stunning. Dark berry with Ruby color , cassis and tannins beginning to soften. It's ready now with a little patience. Or Drink it in the next 2 or 3 decades. Duck and beef . Save a little for after dinner chocolate — a month ago

Iwan, Eric and 16 others liked this
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Very nice

Domaine Marquis d'Angerville

Bourgogne Passetoutgrain Pinot Noir 2018

Burgundy lite! Cranberry and red apple, hints of earth, with the acidity and juiciness of gamay. Could drink this everyday. — a month ago

Lars, Ira and 13 others liked this

Jordan Vineyard & Winery

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Blackberry, sorrel, brown sugar, raspberry smell, magenta red, raspberry, leather, some vanilla, boysenberry, acid over tannin — a month ago

Jeremy, LM and 7 others liked this