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!

Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2014

Mellow cherry and leather aromas. Well balanced and a smooth finish — 20 days ago

John, Robert and 40 others liked this

Paolo Bea

Lapideus Umbria Bianco Trebbiano 2015

Oh...wow. This is my first experience with Lapideus which is actually labeled as Giampiero Bea (Paolo’s son). This is old vine Trebbiano Spoletino (80+ years) that has seen 22 days of skin contact and 95 days on its lees. Popped and poured. The most brilliant burnished gold color; slightly hazy. In fact, there is a sediment “patina” on the inside of the bottle! On the nose, this is remarkably fresh with pears and stone fruits dominating. Not really funky at all! On the palate this is fresh and unbelievably quaffable for such an unusual wine. Again, the stone fruits dominate but almost taking on a dried fruit quality (dried apricots and dried mango). Sort of a Juicy Fruit thing too? So dry though and so, so good. Impeccable balance. Fantastic acid. For being so unusual, this is crazy accessible. A sublime pairing with cedar plank, wild caught salmon. Bottle No. 480/999. Brilliant stuff. — 21 days ago

John, Arden and 30 others liked this
Good Life Provisions

Good Life Provisions

Someday Jay....we will again share some time and wine.
Jay Kline

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@Good Life Provisions don’t tease. Longing for it, my friend.
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Oh cool. Will try to find some.

Domäne Wachau

Bruck Federspiel Riesling 2018

Thai food & Austrian Riesling! Bright. Dry. Medium-bodied. Elegant white peach flavors. Cheers🍷 — a month ago

Mike, Trixie and 5 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Yummy! 🍲Cheers!

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2007

Yes There is no better way to finish off lunch in crème brûlée paired with 2007 Chateau D’YQuem. Apricots and peaches. Words cannot describe this beauty! Thanks again Luca great lunch — 21 days ago

Kevin OrtzmanJoe Lucca
with Kevin and Joe
Kevin, Eric and 45 others liked this
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Absolutely, Creme Brûlée & Pineapple Upside Down Cake pairing are 👌!
Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

Wow! Cheers!
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@ADAM STROMFELD Must try your technique of drinking with a straw lol

Stolpman Vineyards

"Love You Bunches" Carbonic Sangiovese 2019

Eric S
9.3

Lip smacking and awesome. — 23 days ago

Ron, Tom and 31 others liked this

Maison Poisot

Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2011

Nose has pineapple core, warmed toffee, over-ripe mango, lanolin, warm beeswax, wet river rock, (grilled) ripe pineapple and faint warm green herbs. So GD fragrant, it's killing us, wow.

Palate has waxy pineapple, warmed yellow apple, butterscotch candy, peach peel, warm brioche, caramel, (minor) green melon with an extensive finish, so long, OMG we are in heaven.

Decanted 3h, then double decanted and back into the refrigerator for service temp, 1h.

Paired with a beautifully grilled slab of steelhead trout, fish was honestly 96 points, our regular fish source, but this was a thicker cut than normal. Also toasted orzo with our garden herbs and some sauteed summer squash.

Honestly I'm at a loss of words for the quality of everything delivered to the table tonight.

Some pictures of my favorite things tonight, which also includes an absolute stunning guitar album featuring Les Paul and Chet Atkins, 'Chester & Lester', two of the best old school guitar greats. If you get a guitar named after you, well, enough said...

Prior bottle was fully different than this one, is this the God Bottle, and it landed in my hands tonight? Next few bottles will be my proof, so we'll see.
— 25 days ago

Bob, David and 43 others liked this
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@Michael Herzog Only comes to the US via one guy, he's tagged above. Find him, have patience, changes everything you think you knew about how much you should pay for wine.
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Glad it showed well!
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@Severn Goodwin thanks Severn!

Produttori del Barbaresco

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2016

Good setting for this gem. — 21 days ago

Sarah Bignami
with Sarah
Ceccherini, David and 48 others liked this
Sharon B

Sharon B

Beautiful setting!
romo

romo

They let you out of Milan?
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@romo indeed a cause for celebration!

The Kraken

Black Spiced Rum

Bring me two pina coladas
I want one for each hand
Let's set sail with Captin Morgan
And never leave dry land
Any troubles I forgot 'em
I buried 'em in the sand
— 23 days ago

Tom, Anthony and 20 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Cheers! My friend's favourite rum is Kraken. 🐙

Lewelling Vineyards

Wight Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Ron R
9.6

After our first two tastings were a bust, I decided to avoid any more “jump balls” and went for this 15 Lewelling.
What a treat... everything we love in a Napa cab. Coffee and maple syrup present on the palate, and these notes effortlessly glide to the mid palate. Regal tannins interplay with deftly balanced acidity. The blueberries and other black fruits are piercing. Just a stunning example all around.
— a month ago

Anne-marie BeausejourMo Salem
with Anne-marie and Mo
Daniel P., Ryan and 60 others liked this