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!

Cakebread Cellars

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2018

Perfect pairing for a tomato salad ✨🍅 — 11 days ago

Krystal Vento
with Krystal
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Mayacamas Vineyards

Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

In between primary and tertiary, leaning a bit into the tobacco and leather end. What a pairing to a local grass fed steak. Admittedly I overpaid at Mayacamas’s library release, to see where these go. It wasn’t worth the inflated price, but oh these age nicely. Plenty of stuffing left too. — 14 days ago

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Aaron Rankin

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Ha, thanks. Had to try to keep up with yours. It’s a low 80s day here in Wisconsin, and always enjoyable lakeside!
Severn Goodwin

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Nice, spent a bunch of time in La Crosse over the years.
Mario Vaillancourt

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Love the view

Tenuta Sette Ponti

Oreno Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 1999

Happy Father's Day 2020 to all; I'm posting pictures of our fur-kids, an independent and somewhat self-interested bunch. Two boys (9) and two girls (3), all rescued from various locations across the East Coast of the US. They generally bring the utmost of joy to my life on a daily basis.

Nose has blackberry jam on moist leather, minor cedar, very light barnyard notes, grilled blackberry,
blueberry compote, brewed dark roasted coffee, wet garden soil, chocolate vines candy and dried orange peel.

Palate has over-ripe blackberry, wet tanned leather, dark chocolate syrup, dehydrated black cherry, chocolate covered blueberry and moist cedar.

Silky smooth, intense finish running +2m, still showing tannins. Expect this bottle to easily hold another 10+ years without concern, in proper storage.

Decanted ~5h. Paired with well salted (in advance), medium-rare, grilled NY strip steaks from my favorite, local farmer in Columbia Co. NY (Kinderhook Farm) and sauted, early season, baby squash in ozro with our garden herbs.

INAUGURAL vintage on this wine, I certainly didn't realize that fact when we bought it in September 2005! This has been in storage for the prior 15 years, just coming back home in January 2020.

Merlot 50% / Cabernet Sauvignon 40% / Petit Verdot 10%
— 13 days ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

He defended me like a wolf hound. Never get between me and Rascal.
Muralee Murugesu

Muralee Murugesu

This thing is deadly good.
Severn Goodwin

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@Hugh O'Riordan You sent me a pic of him previously.
@Muralee Murugesu I hope not too deadly, we still have more of the same to drink down the road, I'd like to get to them 😬

Château Duhart Milon

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

Happy Farther’s Day. The color in this wine is a dull red with a brown rim. On the nose there’s cedar, tobacco and leather with hints of dark fruit and chocolate. The fore-pallet reminiscent of dark fruits, again. The mid-pallet has earthy and savory flavors with an acidic and tannic but prolonged finish. — 13 days ago

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@Ericsson Ericsson I hope that you had wonderful father’s Day too. Cheers 🍷
Ericsson

Ericsson

A Father’s Day treat for sure. Cheers.

Alain Gras

Saint-Romain Chardonnay 2016

A nose of lemon, lime and melon with a slight touch of ok but nothing too much. The palate shows a crisp acidity with salinity and yet enough richness and a nice roundness to make it very balanced, fairly good length too. Enjoyed at the lake by a beautiful crazy hot summer day.

Nez de citron, lime, melon et un petit peu de boisé aussi mais à peine. Bouche saline et tranchante, avec une belle rondeur aussi, assez riche, et une longueur intéressante. Très bon sur le bord du lac. 90-91
— 14 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Beautiful view 👍

Enderle & Moll

Spätburgunder Rosé 2018

Lyle Fass
9.4

The “Un-Rose” as I like to call it. Nose is strawberry, cherries and citrus. So clean. On a mineral bed. Smells like summer. Watermelon as well. Blood orange with air. Dense, deep and sappy for this wine as 18 vintage carries a lot of weight with it, but it’s so caressing, so supple and so succulent the extra weight is carried off effortlessly. Amazing palate presence and finesse. The palate is surprisingly mineral with some mid season cherry fruit. This will open as it aerates. But this is best since 15 for me. — 10 days ago

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Steven Heydemann

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Just had my last bottle of this. E&M fo great work.
Lyle Fass

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@Pinotman /// Andreas yes. @Severn Goodwin it will never shut down.
Lyle Fass

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@Steven Heydemann its one of the best out there now

Andre Beaufort

Millésime Brut Ambonnay Grand Cru Champagne Blend 2005

Wow that Pinot is poppin in this. Richly flavored fruit, bready goodness, elegant fine mousse that plays on your tongue like an Ella Fitzgerald scat does on the ear. A wonderful anniversary toast with bae. ❤️👏🏾 — 13 days ago

Jedd Flanscha
with Jedd
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Kai Wright

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@Derek Haas @Kris Avocado Doing our best to recreate Maplewood cheese and bubbles in Cypress Hills
Jedd Flanscha

Jedd Flanscha

I waited 15 years for this and worth every minute. 😘❤️

Sapporo

Premium Black Beer

Clear smooth Japanese beer. Nice after a walk in the sun. 久しぶりの日本のビール。何の違和感もなくスムーズに飲んじゃいました。 — 14 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

🍻 Cheers!
Seiji Takeuchi

Seiji Takeuchi

@Trixie Cheers 🍻 to you, too! It looks like another hot day!

Cliff Lede Vineyards

Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Saturday night I opened the 2018 Cliff Lede Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc. I over chilled the wine so I waited until it came back to a more reasonable temperature. Over chilling muted the aromatics. Once it was at the appropriate temperature the aromas came back very nice.

On the nose there were notes of white peach, Asian pear, bell pepper, jalapeño, tarragon, ginger, lemongrass, herbs and wet concrete.

On the palate the is grapefruit, lemon/lime, white peach, white flower, herbs and nice minerality.

This wine is light to medium bodied and the is a smooth oily mouthfeel with a medium + to high acidity that leads into a long citrus finish. Happy Fathers Day to all the Fathers out there. Have a great day, stay safe and be healthy. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂
— 13 days ago

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