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!

Beaulieu Vineyard

BV Tapestry Reserve Napa Valley Red Blend 2014

BV wine dinner at The Tasting Room with winemaker Trevor Durling.
Third Course: Lamb ragu, Parisian gnocchi, whipped ricotta, and pine nut nougatine.
To my recollection I’ve only had Tapestry once and it was years ago. Circling back on it last night was a treat because it reminded me why I liked it all those years ago. Very approachable but also teetering on being a pretty serious blend with ripe red & black fruits, Christmas baking spices, anise, all with a dense and savory character.
— a year ago

Iwan, Dawn and 18 others liked this
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👀 Looks tasty! 😋
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It was 🤤 just needed about 3 more servings of this course.
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Indeed. Have had similar feelings at these kind of dinners.

Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Chapelle Hermitage Syrah 1998

This seemed ready to go, perfumed & floral styled with dark red & black fruits, bacon fat, black olive, pepper, smoke, tobacco, leather & rose petal.
— a year ago

Ryan, Keith and 22 others liked this

Armand de Brignac

Ace of Spades Gold Brut Champagne Chardonnay

Opened a gift we received for our daughter’s birth on her third birthday with the fam. QPR not great most likely but this champagne drank really well good intensity on the attack of some candied apple and honey lemon on the finish, rounding out nicely. — a year ago

Severn, Paul and 4 others liked this

Vine Hill Ranch

VHR Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

PNP > Excellent pairing with “Hockey Night In America”! Two Game 7’s Tonight in First Round of Stanley Cup Playoffs. 🏒🥅
Cheers 🍇🍷👍🏻👏🏻
— a year ago

Shay, Bob and 21 others liked this

Giuseppe Rinaldi

Langhe Freisa 2017

What a fun wine
Fruit, juicy, floral, fragrant, crisp, but dry, almost fizzy, minerally
Quite long too
Lovely, lovely,lovely....
— a year ago

Mike, Ira and 14 others liked this

Domaine Leflaive

Les Pucelles Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Chardonnay 2010

Very bright. Vivid fruit with lime, slate, honey, acacia. Very poised and dazzling. Great balance and long. Excellent. — a year ago

Conrad, Severn and 20 others liked this
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Love when those are not premoxed...

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@Conrad Green Conrad looks like a great time Cheers 🍷


Steiner Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Ron R

The 16 vintage is a stunner. Presents butterscotch, hay, figs and hazelnuts on the nose. Palate is dominated with overripe lychees. The oak is in the foreground, and with cellaring, should fall back. Acids are soft and combine with the oak to give a lush, rounded texture. This goes toe-to-toe with Aubert, and holds it own.
Powder room update - With the plumber dispatched, I worked with my tiling guy to bring this home. It’s an unusual sink, so wanted to show you how it works. The water needs to hit perpendicular to the stone, then, it works like a charm.
Happy Easter to those who adhere to the Christian faith 🐣🐇
— a year ago

Shay, Eric and 37 others liked this
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@Stuart Scheff here it is, mate 😏
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@Ron R you killed it. Worth the wait

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@Ron R @Stuart Scheff Ron Stuart is right nailed it Cheers 🚰

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Clos du Marquis Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1999

Great value for aged Bordeaux - lots of tertiary - soy, leather, mushrooms but also fruit - some years to go before peaking! A nice treat on Easter with rack of lamb after a long week! — a year ago

Severn, Peter and 13 others liked this


Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

Blood orange, lemon curd, crisp, fine bead ⚡️🥳🤩 — a year ago

Shay, Dawn and 21 others liked this
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I have really been enjoying your pictures lately, the bowl really fades to almost non-existent with whatever post process trickery you're applying.
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BSR, I’m in. 🥂👍
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@Severn Goodwin it’s just “portrait mode” on my iPhone!

Enderle & Moll

Spätburgunder Rosé 2017

I know Lyle Fass the importer will roast me at the stake for popping this so soon. A little darker than in the past. Classic E&M - the consistency from year to year is just ridiculous. Mountain meadows with thyme and gentian on the nose. In the glass elderberry , orange 🍊 zest, hint of tart underripe strawberry - lovely acidity. Needs to settle down. This is once again!!! the best Rose money can buy right now. How this winery does this beats me. Unfortunately not widely available if at all outside of the FASS email list. — a year ago

Neil, Severn and 10 others liked this
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He's gonna cut you off for popping all these E&M's fresh outta their shippers. I think all mine land at my storage facility in the next week or so...