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!

Envinate

Migan Vinos Atlánticos Listan Negro 2017

Seth Morgen Long
8.9

I like the Envinate wines a lot. Fascinating to see them become so successful so quickly. This was enjoyable, albeit young and quite short. — 6 months ago

David, Shawn and 11 others liked this

Domaine du Collier

Saumur Blanc Chenin Blanc 2012

This was “The Finest” right from the cork popage. Paired with course three, the shrimp and green tomato tomatillo salsa it was the champion. I still have some in my glass. — 6 months ago

Mark FreundMatt J
with Mark and Matt
Ryan, Keith and 4 others liked this

Au Bon Climat

Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2016

Fantastic Chardonnay from Au Bon Climat. Lemon zest and melon flavors with hints of the same on the nose. This is a stellar Chardonnay for the money, comparable to fine Chablis from France. Perfect for a sunny spring evening! — 6 months ago

Shay, Paul and 4 others liked this
David L

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One of the only wine clubs I still belong to. Great value. Cheers

Gilbert et Christine Felettig

Les Carrières Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2011

Delicious burg that had ripe & juicy red fruits, mineral, balanced, med bodied & weight with grippy tannins. — 6 months ago

Ryan, Keith and 4 others liked this

Salon

'S' Blanc de Blancs Brut Le Mesnil Chardonnay 2007

Limestone, steel and a soft lemon mousse. Beautiful fruit with fine acidity. Long and classy. Surprisingly forward — 6 months ago

Shay, Ceccherini and 28 others liked this

Silver Oak

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Really enjoying this bottle. Very feminine and delicate, highly expressive and balanced. Tobacco leaf, licorice, clove, eucalyptus, plums, blackberries, winter spices, and dark chocolate. Integrated tannins with a nice plush acidity. Rating may increase as this was tasted initially as a PnP. — 6 months ago

Krystal Vento
with Krystal
Krystal, Alex and 30 others liked this
Ryan Vento

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@Matt Duncan Agreed - after I took a few sips I concluded the 2011 was still on an upward trajectory. Delicious bottle nonetheless! Cheers.
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@Ryan Vento Ryan your post is featured in the “Weekly Tasting Notes” kudos and Cheers🍷
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@P A Thanks for letting me know! I had no idea.

Trimbach

Cuvée Frédéric Emile Alsace Riesling 2009

Young, fresh, and still primary. Interesting note of mango/kiwi. Paired deftly with a pork tenderloin and jonny cakes. — 6 months ago

Ira, Tom and 19 others liked this
Tom Casagrande

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I haven’t had this vintage, but I always love this wine!
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@Tom Casagrande the 2009 vintage had a reputation for cooked ripe wines, but the cuvée was still extremely balanced if not the typical laser that Trimbach is aiming for. Some tropical notes were amplified that would normally be trace impressions...not a bad thing.

Domaine de Triennes

Vin de Pays du Var Cinsault Blend Rosé 2018

Bright, mild red berry notes on the nose giving way to some earthy melon on the palate. Love the acid balance on this wine. Consistently good each vintage. Perfect weeknight stuff. — 6 months ago

Chip, Severn and 30 others liked this

Château Doisy-Daëne

Bordeaux Sec Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2016

Shay A
9.2

Normally see their Sauternes dessert offering, so this was really cool to try. Very much true to the Bordeaux Blanc style (based on my limited experience). The nose here was reminiscent of the “super SauvBlancs” that are becoming popular out of Napa/Sonoma...grapefruit rind, crushed limestone but also a soft lemon cream note. Not heavy, nor light, it carried tropical fruits showing a kiss of oak barrel. Thanks @Benjamin Keator . — 6 months ago

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with Dan and Benjamin
Ryan, David and 39 others liked this
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Beautiful production from this producer.

ARPEPE

Rosso di Valtellina Nebbiolo 2014

From magnum. Cherries and herbs with good acidity and firm tannins. — 6 months ago

Adam, P and 2 others liked this