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!

Bodegas Muga

Selección Especial Rioja Tempranillo 2016

Mike R
9.2

Ok it is finally here - the wine nerd herd 5 year reunion has started - in 2016 - the herd met in NYC - there were amazing bonds and friendships developed and are intact to this day and growing 
Initially there was @Carl Fischer @Ron R @Joe Lucca @David L as well as myself @Mike R and one other who had such a blast we have decided to this get together as a herd frequently and for most part we have been United and strong even doing zoom tastings whenever 
Not long after the initial conclave in 2016 we traveled and expanded to include @Bill Bender @Shawn R @Eric L and our newest and a true foundation of youth and knowledge @Shay A and we have been to Palm Beach, Raleigh, San Diego, San Antonio, Des Moines, Paso Robles and now back to the starting place - NYC - 5 years later 
Get ready New York as the herd is running hard and with purpose in the city that never sleeps 
The picture / posting are two tune up tastings last Saturday with locals in Raleigh as I need practice a) red wines below 50 and b) red wines above 100
Standout to me was the Muga in the less than 50 and in the over 100 - all were good but Paul Hobbs, myriad, switchback ridge, Pulido walker
Of course the krug and aubert were good but maybe not able to keep up 
The carnival of love and Don Melchor were delicious as well but were not equivalent to the Napa cabs that are all world class vineyards and winemakers 
Again I say all this to say training is over and let the games begin in NYC as we have landed 
Thank you @Ron R and @Carl Fischer for hosting the herd and I am stoked 
Bam 💥🐂❤️🍷
— 19 days ago

Mike, Scott and 60 others liked this
Deborah M

Deborah M

Can’t wait to see what the Herd drinks this time. Enjoy!!
Scott Rose

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Pretty sure I got ambushed by you and the gang on a Cheval-Blanc bender (no participant pun intended) Insane Diego. It was a great night.
Sharon B

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Sounds like so much fun!

Taittinger

Comtes de Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Champagne Chardonnay 2007

Dan
9.1

Bright nose of lemon-cream, yellow apples, slight floral notes, key lime. Light and crisp taste followed by slight brown sugar and cream. Finishes with just a hint of toasted nuts. Hint of salinity and tiny bubbles make you keep coming back for more. — 24 days ago

Ira, Byron and 11 others liked this

Bouchard Père et Fils

Beaune du Château 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

blend of 4 1er Cru. hint of buttered popcorn, white flowers, medium body, silky smooth. soft acid. — 20 days ago

Byron, Ericsson and 5 others liked this

Highland Park Distillery

Aged 18 Years Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Lot of fun. 8 bottle tasting. Highland best of the night. — 23 days ago

Sharon, Jim and 12 others liked this
Gunja Gargeshwari

Gunja Gargeshwari

Highland is a classic!

Château Peyrabon

Cru Bourgeois Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Drinking excellently now. Plenty of aging left to go. Fresh and acidity despite the age. With nice complexity, depth and color due to age. Little sediment, which is also unusual given age. — 24 days ago

Boris, Martin and 5 others liked this

Produttori del Barbaresco

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2017

Alex Lallos
9.2

Took a little bit to open up but wow when it did, awesome. Crushed dried rose petals, iron, melted tar and dark cherries on the nose. Seamless and brilliant. Chalky minerality and fine grained tannins. The best wine you’ll find for $70 on a wine list! — 24 days ago

Scott, Andrew and 12 others liked this

Giant Steps

Yarra Valley Chardonnay 2020

So delicious! An absolute favorite Chard presents with no oak, crisp and nicely balanced between fruit and minerals!
After 2 days of no hummingbirds, finally had one today! Keep those feeders up!
— 21 days ago

Ira, James and 24 others liked this
Tom Casagrande

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Here, kitty kitty!
Sharon B

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@Dawn E. Beautiful cat! I have bird feeders and a squirrel feeder but not a hummingbird feeder. Luckily I have some sort of orange flower that grows around the yard and I see them around those.
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Sharon B thanks Sharon! 👍
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Kosta Browne

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017

This wine is amazing. Simply put. All the tannins are smoothed out. Highly drinkable. — 23 days ago

Byron, Eric and 5 others liked this

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Artemis Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

i don’t drink much California Cab but this is a very, very good bottle of wine. extremely well balanced, very elegant mouthfeel and has a little bit of old world style to it. nose is jammy fruit, pencil shavings and tobacco or tea leaf. palate is more fruit forward, purple/black fruit, a lot of the bordeaux tobacco flavor profile too. very nice. — 24 days ago

Severn, Pooneet and 10 others liked this