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!

Château Branaire (Duluc-Ducru)

St. Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Refined. It has a lot going on but all well integrated, somehow showing age already but in a very pleasant way. Fresh, yet lightly oxidized with intent, a menagerie of fruits and soft spices. Very delicious, special occasion given the price point, want to try more Bordeaux of this status — a year ago

Ira, Josh and 9 others liked this

W. & J. Graham's

Vintage Port Blend 1991

Excellent Port and after drinking one always ask myself why I don’t dink more of them. There was some black plums, prunes, vanilla and some oak. This was a half bottle for $16.99 — a year ago

Barbara RaphaelMatt Konopka
with Barbara and Matt
Matt, Ericsson and 13 others liked this

Domaine Ballot-Millot & Fils

Meursault Chardonnay 2019

White flowers, creme fraiche, chalky minerality, tart citrus, salinity, on the nose. 13%, rich and unctuous on the palate. Warm oak spices!!!, toasted Brioche, ripe yellow delicious apple and ripe apricot, med acidity, long finish. — a year ago

Laura, Byron and 11 others liked this


Cascinetta Vietti Moscato d'Asti 2021

2021. Always one of our favorite Moscato d’Asti. Paired great with lightly smoked Gouda and ripe pear. — a year ago

Sharon, Jamie and 13 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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The best version of the grape available 👍

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Freestone Vineyards Pinot Noir 2019

Tonight's wine we have opened is the 2019 Joseph Phelps Freestone Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir.

On the nose there is very nice notes of cherry, raspberry, pomegranate, clove, cola, vanilla, dried flowers, smokey oak and dusty earth.

On the palate we can find cherry, raspberry, pomegranate, baking spice, vanilla, black tea, minerality and earth.

This wine is a medium bodied with a velvety mouthfeel medium + acidity and medium fine tannins that move easily into a long red fruit vanilla earthy finish. A very nice well structured pinot that should last for many years to come. I hope everyone's weekend has started off right and are in a good place. Stay safe and healthy and continued positive waves. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— a year ago

Byron, Shay and 18 others liked this

Château Cheval Blanc

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

A definite treat! A bronze garnet in color with some bricking, but young looking. Nose - cherry and currant fruits with notes of truffle, green veggies and cigar. Taste - ripened cherry and plum, tobacco and earth spices followed by notes of smoky cedar and cinnamon adding to its silky smooth long finish. — a year ago

Karin BlazonaJill Young
with Karin and Jill
Karin, Tom and 26 others liked this
Karin Blazona

Karin Blazona

I agree!!! Talk about an amazing treat! I was fortunate to have experienced the 1982 Cheval Blanc, which I thought was superb. I have been told that the 1990, is absolutely amazing!!! Wow!!! 💕
Brenda Terzich-Garland

Brenda Terzich-Garland

Wow for sure! A fantastic year too.

Ridge Vineyards

Three Valleys Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend 2019

Dark red fruit on the nose and palate. A little spice. Well balanced tannins. Medium to full body. Very easy drinking. — a year ago

Nicolas, Deborah and 6 others liked this

Emmolo Winery

Napa Valley Merlot 2019

Smooth but full strength impression across the palate. This is such a beautiful Merlot year after year. — a year ago

Martijn, Nicolas and 7 others liked this

Sidónio de Sousa

Reserva Bairrada Tinto Baga 2015

Very dark rubi robe, nose of blackcurrant, tobacco, licorice and flowers. Very elegant and complex in the mouth. Good now but really no rush, top stuff. — a year ago

Jose Roberto PalazzoAdriana Pagliano
with Jose and Adriana
Adriana, Josh and 7 others liked this