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!

Dominus Estate

Dominus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Muted and overly subdued. Bones are there. I wanted to to try it but will let the other bottles sit longer. — 23 days ago

Ted, David and 19 others liked this
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10 year mark +. IMO

Taittinger

Comtes de Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2007

First encounter not my last encounter. I understand 07 was a tough vintage, cannot imagine a great vintage of this. Definitely more linear and less ripe expression of chard this year but delicious none the less. Pair with friends. — a month ago

Ron, Vanessa and 9 others liked this

Château Beychevelle

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Can anything beat a 1982 Bordeaux in perfect harmony? I haven’t found it yet. This Beychevelle is just pure class - nose was a little reticent, which is the only thing holding this back from a higher score but there’s some cassis, sous bois and tobacco notes. Palate is pure pleasure - cassis, tobacco, leather and a long finish. Tannins completely melted, this beauty is still youthful and should last a while, but why wait? I’m still shocked that bottles like this exist for purchase but damn I’m glad they do. This was absolute magic with homemade duck confit. — a month ago

Alex, Juan and 17 others liked this
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Fine description

Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2018

Always enjoy having this wine. It has never ceased to impress. Todays wine was the 2018 Marchesi Antinori Tignanello. This is a blend of 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc.

The nose has notes of black cherry, plum, blackberry, licorice, herbs, violets, leather and brick dust.

On the palate gave me cherry, plum, blackberry, red currant, hint of vanilla, spices, black pepper, cedar and earth.

This wine is medium to full bodied with a smooth velvety mouthfeel on entry, medium to medium + acidity and medium + fine elegant grippy tannins that has a long red and blie fruit dusty finish. Hope your week has started on a good note and the week ahead is smooth as this Tignanello. Please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 24 days ago

Tom, Betsy and 40 others liked this

Gaja & Graci

IDDA Etna Rosso Nerello Blend 2017

Loren Grossman
9.3

I found this wine delicious. Lithe, integrated, good structure. Notes of cardamom, orange, cranberry and rhubarb. Some white pepper and good minerality. Bright acids. I really enjoyed it. — a month ago

Jamie, Alex and 9 others liked this

Ghostwriter

Santa Cruz County Pinot Noir 2018

Fresh cherry, strawberry, and light vanilla on the nose. The palate features more ripe, fresh cherry and strawberry along with raspberry, strawberry jam, cinnamon, burnt sugar, and cedar with hints of sweet ripe orange and lemon. Low tannins, medium minus alcohol, and high acid. This vintage needs decanting to open up. — a month ago

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Ira, Martin and 10 others liked this

Château Sociando-Mallet

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

2016 vintage. Still banging. 4th bottle in the last three months. Medium body. Nose has improved and has a deep, dark funk going down with earth, cedar, paint chips (yes please), currant and salinity lurking about. A little bit more on the medium-dry finish finally showing now…composed with plenty of dark cherry, herbs, mushrooms and black plum. I think this was my last bottle. Time to pick up another half-case. — 25 days ago

Shay, Ira and 15 others liked this

Grgich Hills Estate

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Kevin Arndt
9.3

Tasted 8/21/2021
Drinking beautifully. Has aged with grace. I would say at its prime now. Great balance of fruit and secondary aromas. Oak has integrated and alcohol and acidity is spot on.
— a month ago

Kevin, Jamie and 10 others liked this
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Beautiful 🍷

Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2001

A superb wine and excellent vintage. Drinks very smoothly. Well balanced with both lighter of plum and darker notes of oaky chocolate. — a month ago

Eddie, Alex and 8 others liked this