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!

Krug

Grande Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend

Sushi night with my bride. Krug always does a stand-up job with Japanese cuisine (and any cuisine, really). This was a 168ème split and boy, it was beautiful. 52% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay, and 13% Meunier. A blend of 198 wines spanning 11 years, the youngest being from 2012 and the oldest being from 1996. Cork was received in the Summer of 2018. Rich, opulent, dense, delightful. — a year ago

Krystal Vento
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Nice work & pairing.

Bibi Graetz

Testamatta Toscana Sangiovese 2015

Great potential. Currently, elegant but subdued, this needs to sleep for another five years at least. This can be enjoyed now but for sure it will get better if you are patient and wait a while. Christmas spices, smoke and coffee. Rating reflects current taste, I guess an additional .3 or . 4 will be added in later years. — a year ago

Ira, David and 27 others liked this

Sandhi Wines

Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2018

Rock solid entry level SBC chard...gives you a little of everything, lemon zest, green pear, yellow peach, mineral/sea salt, very subtle toasted nuts. Well suited for any role from dinner party crowd pleaser to movie night popcorn accompaniment — a year ago

Deborah, Pooneet and 21 others liked this

Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun)

Le Rosé d'Folie Beaujolais Gamay 2019

Imported by Louis/Dressner Selections
This wine glows salmon pink in the glass, and smells of fresh, ripe strawberries and cherries. On the palate the strawberry takes the lead, while a note of stone fruit slips into the arena. There is a fairly zippy acidity to go along with the flavors. It’s Beaujolais, but bears a striking resemblance to Provençe.
— a year ago

Daniel P., Daron and 15 others liked this

Bollinger

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

The NV Bollinger Rose Champagne is comprised of 62% Pinot Noir, 24% Chardonnay with 14% Pinot Meunier, which was almost entirely sourced from a combination of premier and grand cru vineyards. Right away the mouthfeel really entices, as this shows wonderful verge and tension once on the attack. Layers of sour red fruits parade with shades of kumquat zest, wild mushroom and peat moss tones on the palate. The length here is excellent as this great new NV Rose will drink nicely over the next decade. Drink 2020-2028- 91 — a year ago

Dr., Shay and 33 others liked this

Double Diamond (Schrader)

Oakville Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Unbending purple-black. Lovely nose of lavender and thyme, dusty black cherry, dried blackberry and ripe black currant, as well as a lovely mint moment of varietal introspection. Vanilla and cedar remain in check, as oak bolsters without overwhelming. A thing of beauty. Intense black cherry and currant wash over a scree of firm tannins. Great backbone, stellar integration. Strangely, I’m drinking it, but looking forward to the next bottle? Hmm. The purity of the fruit shines through with raspberry and dried strawberry notes making spirit cameos alongside Connecticut tobacco, plum and Roobios tea, but also an unusual citrus and leather-pepper. I wasn’t expecting so many differing fruit profiles , and such un-manipulated purity of grape expression. Great job! No need for makeup and plastic surgery for this action star! #schrader #doublediamond #schradercellars #napacab #napawine #napawinning #oakville #cabernetsauvignon #cabsauv #schraderdoublediamond — a year ago

Courtney Kline
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Unbending purple-black. Lovely nose of lavender and thyme, dusty black cherry, dried blackberry and ripe black currant, as well as a lovely mint moment of varietal introspection. Vanilla and cedar remain in check, as oak bolsters without overwhelming. A thing of beauty. Intense black cherry and currant wash over a scree of firm tannins. Great backbone, stellar integration. Strangely, I’m drinking it, but looking forward to the next bottle? Hmm. The purity of the fruit shines through with raspberry and dried strawberry notes making spirit cameos alongside Connecticut tobacco, plum and Roobios tea, but also an unusual citrus and leather-pepper. I wasn’t expecting so many differing fruit profiles , and such un-manipulated purity of grape expression. Great job! No need for makeup and plastic surgery for this action star! #schrader #doublediamond #schradercellars #napacab #napawine #napawinning #oakville #cabernetsauvignon #cabsauv #schraderdoublediamond
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Unbending purple-black. Lovely nose of lavender and thyme, dusty black cherry, dried blackberry and ripe black currant, as well as a lovely mint moment of varietal introspection. Vanilla and cedar remain in check, as oak bolsters without overwhelming. A thing of beauty. Intense black cherry and currant wash over a scree of firm tannins. Great backbone, stellar integration. Strangely, I’m drinking it, but looking forward to the next bottle? Hmm. The purity of the fruit shines through with raspberry and dried strawberry notes making spirit cameos alongside Connecticut tobacco, plum and Roobios tea, but also an unusual citrus and leather-pepper. I wasn’t expecting so many differing fruit profiles , and such un-manipulated purity of grape expression. Great job! No need for makeup and plastic surgery for this action star! #schrader #doublediamond #schradercellars #napacab #napawine #napawinning #oakville #cabernetsauvignon #cabsauv #schraderdoublediamond @delectable

Zirbenz

Stone Pine Liqueur of the Alps

Wow. Beautiful tawny red. Pure pure pine essence. With that fresh green pine note. The smell of hiking through a pine forest. Not too sweet or syrupy at all, with a fine astringent finish. Very cool. — a year ago

romo, Andrew and 32 others liked this
Tegan Marriott

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What's the ABV on it, if you don't mind me asking.
Jenks

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Want.

Domaine L. Chatelain

Fourchaume Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

Pale golden hue. Moderate tearing. Nose offers fresh pear, peach, star fruit, melon, apricot, with flinty, and delicate honeysuckle notes.
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Palate is balanced, crisp with a subtle richness that adds body and dimension.
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Domaine Chatelain. Chablis 1er Cru “Fourchaume”. Vintage 2017. ABV 13.5%.
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Paired with grilled sea scallops, on top of sautéed spinach, cherry tomatoes, and spiralized zucchini, with a champagne vinaigrette and lavender honey sauce, and Parmesan cheese.
— a year ago

Deked1
with Deked1
Deked1, Neil and 25 others liked this

Produttori del Barbaresco

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2015

Saturday night in with a Produttori and a Brooklyn pizza. Pretty great pairing. — a year ago

Ted, Severn and 32 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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You've escaped VT finally?
Evan Bienstock

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Ha. Back and forth a bit. Stuff to do down here....
Severn Goodwin

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Work, can't drink wine without it, lottery never pays, at least for me 🤷‍♂️