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!

Quilt Wines

The Fabric of the Land Napa Valley Red Blend 2019

Celebrating my 1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ wine!! It’s been fun learning so much about wine and meeting new friends beyond the app! I wanted to pick a really good wine for this milestone but I happened to have this one in my wine fridge and it meets the criteria I wanted for this post. It’s full bodied, fruit forward and has a smooth long finish. @Delectable Wine please add this wine to your list thanks! — 4 months ago

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@Dawn E. It’s been fun!
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Congratulations on your 1,000 milestone!🎊

Királyudvar

Henye Peszgő Méthode Traditionnelle Brut Tokaji Furmint Harslevelu 2015

🍾 This Hungarian 🇭🇺 sparkling wine is a gem, not to mention it’s absolutely delicious.  👏👏👏 We’ve had it once before and had to return to Thomas Liquors to pick up more. 💕💕

📝 It is comprised of 70% Furmint and 30% Hárslevelu, two widely-planted indigenous varieties in Hungary, and was made using the traditional method, i.e., the same method used in Champagne, which notably involves a second fermentation in the bottle followed by twelve months aging “sur lie,” riddling, and disgorgement.  🤓

It comes from the Henye vineyard in the Tokaj region of Hungary, near the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. 🏔

Tokaji wines are best known for being lusciously sweet and presented in 50CL bottles, but here is an excellent example of dry, brut sparking Tokaji wine that has vibrant acidity and ripe orchard fruit notes, such as desiccated, yellow apple, pear, and apricot; also citrus blossom and lavender notes along with a rich creaminess and toasty, brioche, yeasty elements, evidence of the sur-lie aging. 👍👍👍

We’ve delightfully paired this wine with homemade Maryland-style crab cakes 🦀 over a bed of arugula salad tossed with champagne vinaigrette.

Királyudvar, Tokaji Pezsgő Henye Brut. Vintage 2015. ABV 13%.
— 4 months ago

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Ericsson

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Love these odd finds.
Vanessa

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@Ericsson Ditto and indeed this was a great find! Cheers 🥂
Ericsson

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👍🏻👍🏻

Grattamacco

Bolgheri Superiore Red Blend 2015

Beautifully full bouquet. A daily man's Super Tuscan. A melange of perfume - fruity, sweet, savoury, old leather, oak. Chewy. Brilliant complexity on the palate represented by it's nose. Raisin, peppercorn, graphite, leaves.Much patience needed for this. — 4 months ago

Vanessa, Paul and 5 others liked this

Axios

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Good complexity, dark fruit with good acid. Beautiful finish. Not your typical Napa Cab — 4 months ago

Alex, Matt and 8 others liked this

Smith & Hook

Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Leggy. Deep ruby color. Dark cherry, vanilla, currant, and maybe plum on the nose. Leads with lots of medium to dark fruit, then balances with medium tannin at the finish. Really lovely; and this wine is begging for a spicy meat. Note: The more air you give it, the deeper/more complex the fruit. Give it 45 minutes before your first pour. — 4 months ago

Daniel P., Sharon and 10 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Valentini

Trebbiano d'Abruzzo 2015

Should have waited at least 5 more years for this to mature but what beautiful acidity, body, balance. A white burgundy in disguise. — 4 months ago

Peter, Martin and 14 others liked this

Domaine Tempier

Bandol Rosé Blend 2019

Love, love this Rosé having a hard time finding more! Balance between fruits, acidity and minerals..exceptional as always!
Gorgeous orange in color! Great Med+body..great salinity.
Delicious nectarine, white peach, watermelon, strawberries, cotton candy, chalk dust, Raneir cherries, honeydew, white flowers...anyway a wine that everytime you smell and taste; something new stands proud!
— 4 months ago

Joseph, Ted and 26 others liked this
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Sounds nice!

Mauro Molino

Barolo Nebbiolo 2016

Starts with a splash of oranges that quickly goes to dark cherries, currants, green apples and light tannins that hang on in the finish. — 4 months ago

Alex, Ted and 10 others liked this

Bodegas y Viñedos Vega Sicilia

Unico Reserva Especial Ribera del Duero Tempranillo Blend

A fantastic nose. Deep blackberry, dark cherry, plum, mint, leather, blood and a touch of vanilla oak. On the palate this is velvety, intense, beautifully poised. Great fruit with lovely balance and real length. Exceptional. Vintages 90,94,96. — 4 months ago

Alex, Severn and 22 others liked this
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And the vintage is???
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It’s the Riserva especial, a NV wine made of a blend of the vintage for each release. This was a mix of 90,94 and 96
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That should have read ‘of three vintages for each release’