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!

Domaine Zind Humbrecht

Clos Häuserer Wintzenheim Riesling 2019

Tasted at the winery. Made from 46-year-old vines, the 2019 Wintzenheim Riesling Clos Häuserer reveals an aromatic profile of well defined lemon zest, green and yellow apple, white peach and some blossom. This is a full-bodied, concentrated Alsace Riesling, made by France‘s first MW Olivier Humbrecht. The wine is perfectly balanced by zesty high acidity and closes with a long, lingering finish. Drink now until 2040. — 17 days ago

Tom, Daniel and 16 others liked this

Dhondt-Grellet

"Dans un Premier Temps..." Vignerons Brut Chardonnay

The color is medium straw with effusive bubbles and effervescence. This is just bottled joy. Serious stuff and far beyond so many other champagnes in the same price range. Warm brioche right out of the gate on the nose with a nice burst of ripe citrus aromas. Chalk and honey all day long here.

The 30% of perpetual reserve wines added to the 2017 base makes a world of difference. Sleek and sexy. Racy and electric. The Extra Brut dosage is just right. Terrific balance, sensual mouthfeel, and with plenty of depth and complexity.

In the mouth, there’s an indelible sense of excitement. Minerality and wet stone. Cherries and apples wrapped in a tropical fruit core. The finish is long and enveloping leaving you wanting more. A lot more. This champagne sings.
— 20 days ago

Severn, Tom and 16 others liked this

Pattes Loup (Thomas Pico)

Vent d'Ange Chablis Chardonnay 2019

2019 | Chardonnay
Pattes Loup (Thomas Pico); Vent d'Ange
Burgundy; Chablis, France

Bottle No. 1...Corked!
Bottle No. 2...Reference Standard for AC Chablis!
(Refer to 2018 notes, but acidity bump)
— 21 days ago

Sharon, Brendan and 38 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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@Joshua Fisher Certainly a top AC Chablis for sure, but single vineyards (1er & GC) have it beat, but not on price!
Eric

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Hard to beat a good chiminea.
Jay Kline

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A great bottle of Pattes Loup is life affirming

Aubert

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2020

Exceptional Chardonnay that can stand up to the best in the world. — 19 days ago

Paul, Sharon and 22 others liked this

Newton

Unfiltered Napa Valley Chardonnay 2018

Ming L
9.2

Fragrant nose with lemon zest, Asian pear, white flower, and lightly toasted bread. The palate is luscious and delicate at the same time. Elegant.
Fruits are mainly from the estate vineyard in Carneros.
— 19 days ago

Ericsson, Nicolas and 8 others liked this

Château La Lagune

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Merry Christmas from Jim. Tasting 3 left bank Bordeaux. This is #1 and a great way to start! Deep ruby color. Plum snd cherry in nose. Same fruit on palate plus licorice and cocoa. Excellent complexity. Awesome wine. — 21 days ago

Ericsson, Byron and 7 others liked this

Sequoia Grove

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Very good moderate priced Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa. Drank in January 2023. Some more aging will increase the overall taste. Pairs well with red meat and other foods. — 19 days ago

Ericsson, Nicolas and 3 others liked this

Diatom

Q Katherine's Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay 2018

Citrus, minerals, crushed stone on the nose. Lots of lemon. Great texture. Minerals. Racy acidity. Long, salty finish — 20 days ago

Dawn and LM liked this

El Enemigo

Mendoza Malbec 2018

Medium purple color.
Aromas of black fruit compote and vanilla.
Dry, with flavors of black fruit compote, vanilla, clove, violets, and herbs.
Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 4/5
Balance: 5/5
Finish: 4/5
— 21 days ago

Tommy, Ericsson and 6 others liked this