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!

Duckhorn Vineyards

Three Palms Vineyard Merlot 2016

Happy Halloween! A one hour decant. A striking dark purple color. On the nose: dark cherry, floral, plum, graphite, and vanilla. Taste: plum, strawberry, minerals, a peppery mocha finish with some slightly bitter dry tannins and medium acidity...might need a little time. — 5 years ago

Eric, Shay and 16 others liked this
Brenda Terzich-Garland

Brenda Terzich-Garland

Luv this wine!

Château Prieuré-Lichine

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 1983

This has held its age well. Subtle fruit, good tannin structure. It only needs about 20-30 mins in the decanter. A lot of tertiary flavors, mushroom, forest floor, earthy. Great experience! — 5 years ago

Ira, Robert and 38 others liked this

Realm Cellars

The Bard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2015

Fantastic! Second only to the Realm Phoenix but by a hairs margin! — 5 years ago

Amit SrivastavaNorman Gennaro
with Amit and Norman
Amit, Ron and 21 others liked this
Ron R

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I love this wine. I may need to scoop up a little more... thanks for the nudge.


Brut Champagne Blend 2004

Preserved lemons, elderflower, dried apricot. The acidic finish is a little overpowering with food right now. I’d give it a few more years in the bottle. — 5 years ago

Clare Gillette
with Clare
Shay, Ryan and 25 others liked this

André Clouet

Un Jour de 1911 Brut Champagne Pinot Noir

The 'Cuvée 1911' is an absolutely thrilling bottle of Champagne from winemaker Jean-François Clouet. Composed of 100% Pinot Noir, which sourced from Clouet’s ten best lieux-dits in the Grand Cru villages of Bouzy and Ambonnay. This Cuvée is a blend of vintages, primarialy consisting of 2008, with ’07, ’09, ’10 finishing the blend. It spent more than 6 years aging on its lees before its disgorgement in November, 2017. The wine itself is simply remarkable, as it is beautifully intense on the nose, with aromatics of Pazazz apple, toast, florals and minerals all instantly drawing you in. Even more captivating is its combination of weight, tension and gorgeous textural compisition. Wonderful flavors of orchard fruits and citrus continue to impress as they come together with a beautiful salinity character which persists through the pretty finish. An absolutely striking Champagne, which will continue to evolve gracefully for many years. — 5 years ago

Dr. Owen Bargreen
with Dr.
Shay, P and 48 others liked this

Chateau Montelena

The Montelena Estate Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Exceptional with 20 years too improve! Lush red fruit, hints of flint and tobacco. I have a case and probably won’t disturb again for 5 years. 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 5 years ago

Shay, leon and 7 others liked this

Domaine Marquis d'Angerville

Clos des Ducs Monopole Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2011

wow....deliciously good. The aromatics were flying out the glass. The mineral side and structure in the mouth is beautiful...still young but is very much approachable. — 5 years ago

Sylvain, Mike and 15 others liked this

Clos Saron

Home Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

Love this tiny producer in N. Cali. Wine was earthy but approachable in all the right ways. The table loved it. — 5 years ago

Ira, Mike and 19 others liked this

Château Sociando-Mallet

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Gym socks on the nose. Green pepper and Indian spices. Earth and tobacco notes with a clean, tannic finish. — 5 years ago

Shay, JJ and 8 others liked this