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!

Pago de los Capellanes

Tinto Reserva Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend 2017

John W
9.1

Dark ruby coloration. On the nose, dark cherry, dark berry, dark chocolate, espresso bean, vanilla, leather, earth and minerals. On the palate, rich, full bodied, cherry, currants, vanilla, chocolate, florals, and a long floral finish. A slight bitterness on the palate. — a year ago

Jason, Eddie and 10 others liked this
Alexander Hug

Alexander Hug

Marvellous wine!!

Sandlands

Amador County Chenin Blanc 2019

Popped and poured. The 2019 Amador County is energy in a bottle. Deep straw bordering light golden color. Medium viscosity. Medium+ intensity. Generous fruit with bright notes of yellow apple, quince, passion fruit, white flowers, ginger, and persimmon. On the palate, the wine is dry with ripping acid. Confirmed the tart yellow apples which are joined by San Pellegrino-like minerals and lanolin. A wine of lovely texture. The finish is long and immensely satisfying. This is my favorite Sandlands Chenin to-date; checking off so many boxes. — a year ago

Vino, Shay and 18 others liked this

Glenelly Estate

Estate Reserve Stellenbosch Chardonnay 2019

Like the story behind this wine. Female owned winery. Light citrus-like flavor with slight fruit notes- peach. One reviewer said crisp, I agree. — a year ago

Daniel P., Ericsson and 1 other liked this

Foradori

Dolomiti Teroldego 2019

Maybe my favorite vintage of this wine so far. Inky as always. Violets and loads of just barely ripe but still tart black & blue fruit: blackberry, black currant, black plum, black cherry, blueberry, with a subtle smoke/incense quality. Racy acid. Cashmere tannins. Really pretty stuff. — a year ago

Paul, Andrew and 21 others liked this
Eric

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Reading your notes invariably makes me hungry.

Coltibuono

Badia a Coltibuono Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2018

Black Cherry, red fruit, herbs with smooth gently integrated tannins. I could not help myself from reaching the bottom of this bottle. A pan-roasted Veal Chop with Rosemary, Garlic, & Sage took me to Tuscany! Beautiful and a most satisfying pairing. — a year ago

Ericsson, Aaron and 3 others liked this

Domaine Arlaud

Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2017

Freaking amazing. Perfect integration of earth, mushroom, spice, clove, subtle floral notes, and Cherry fruit with expressive minerality. Just brilliant - archetypal chambertin. Worth seeking out. — a year ago

Ron, Byron and 10 others liked this

Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Riserva Rancia Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2017

2017 Vintage -amazing Sangiovese varietal character , rose petal, leather ,wood spice -great balance and acidity — a year ago

Hermes, Josh and 21 others liked this
Mark Eastom

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I miss that pasta 😋
Trixie

Trixie

Nice food!🍝

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 1982

Back to 1982 and a stunning Cos d’Estournel. Beautiful old claret with tons of character - tobacco, cedar and blue fruits on the nose. Tannins completely resolved and notes of blue fruits, tobacco and hoisin rounded out the palate. Really special as always to open an 82. — a year ago

Ira, Daniel and 23 others liked this

Benton-Lane

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Medium body, medium tannins, fruit forward and well balanced acidity. Black pepper, black currant, red raspberry, and black cherry. Fantastic wine, so smooth and a great pair with so many different foods! — a year ago

Jamie, Laura and 4 others liked this