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!

Château Lynch-Bages

Blanc de Lynch-Bages White Bordeaux Blend 2018

Star bright straw gold. Abundant and inviting nose of honeysuckle and honeyed citron. Medium light palate yields layers of orange rind, honeysuckle, dried quince, white pepper (especially on the finish), lime cream, and a host of others. All that flavor added to the medium plus acidity makes for a premier white wine for fine dining. Sturdy enough for medium cheeses or roasted poultry/pork, but with enough finesse for seafood, salads, and lighter fare. Want to experience the upper echelons of white wine without breaking $100? This is your intro. Drink now through 2025. — a month ago

Ron, Jonathan and 16 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Le Ragnaie

Ragnaie V.V. Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2015

We are celebrating a 21 year old and someone who is . . .uh, older (me!). Pulled out this Italian red to complement homemade lasagna and our family dish called Italian delight. Decanted for over an hour. Modest spice, tobacco, cherry, dry blackberry, and has a slight burn - which sounds bad but it is actually a great finish on this wine. Light red and purple colors that give a slight reminder of a Pinot but tastes much heavier. Loved having this along with a great Bordeaux tonight!! — a month ago

Byron, Paul and 12 others liked this
Paul K Sorbo

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An exceptional winery!

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC)

Corton Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2013

Green fig and strong herbaceous notes on the nose. Palate of ripe berries with extremely balanced acidity and a slight smoky note in the background. A fine and elegant introduction to the DRC family! — a month ago

Scott, Ted and 14 others liked this

Azienda Vitivinicola Nervi

Conterno Gattinara Nebbiolo 2016

Radiant orange tint on garnet. Meaty with plum and fig, raspberry with pipe tobacco and pine tar with a sweet burnt rye aspect. There are subtle strawberries and black cherry, blood orange flambè, and dried violet on the nose. Dried raspberry and blackberry, cranberry tannin combo, wolf berry, red currant and smoke. Delicious with Bresaola!! .
#conterno #gattinara #piemonte #piedmont #italianred #vinorosso #nervi #nebbiolo #littlefog #docg
— a month ago

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with Emily, Courtney and 1 other
Dawn, Eddie and 16 others liked this
Daniel Bloom

Daniel Bloom

Can’t wait to pop mine!
David Kline

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Got some groans from friends thinking it was too early to drink, but I love young Nebbiolo, when the citrus is shining and the tar is visceral! Any fats just set it on fire!
Daniel Bloom

Daniel Bloom

@David Kline I’m often right there w you.
Tar ascendant! I don’t want my Piedmonte, Gattinara, Boca,Lessona, etc. to be a Burg.

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Rosé Blend 2010

Wow. Didn’t know rose could do this. Faint strawberry, earthy savoriness with a sherry-esque steeliness running through it. If it sounds weird, that’s because it is. But leaves you wanting more. Had with blue crab and melon starter at Elaia. — a month ago

Lars, Ira and 8 others liked this

Faust

The Pact Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Deep ruby color cab, perfect for lunch charcuterie board on the deck — a month ago

Eddie, "Odedi" and 6 others liked this

Williams Selyem

Westside Road Neighbors Pinot Noir 2018

Delightful wine with layered aromas & flavors of spices, berry medley, cola, ripe juicy strawberries & dried lilacs. Smooth mouthfeel, medium + acidity & a lasting finish. — a month ago

Eddie, Scott and 9 others liked this

Château Coutet

Sauternes-Barsac Sémillon Blend 2007

Aromas and flavors of honey, apricot, orange blossoms and beeswax. Hints of mango, thyme and pineapple. Quite viscous and well balanced due to the bracing acidity. Oily texture. Extremely long finish. — a month ago

Byron, Paul and 11 others liked this

Château Palmer

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2004

Outstanding Palmer from a tough vintage. Consistently one of my favorite producers, this Margaux delivers all the goods - perfume of plum and violets. The palate is plush and classic Margaux - graphite, cassis, violets and excellent structure and acidity in balance. Maybe doesn’t have the silky tannins of prime Palmer vintages, but is far more affordable. Just entering it’s prime drinking window now. Happy Friday all — a month ago

Shay, Jim and 14 others liked this
Ericsson

Ericsson

Nice review 👌🏻