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!

Azienda Agricola Fontodi

Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2018

Fontodi is located in the heart of Chianti Classico. One of Italy's elite red grape varieties, Sangiovese has the perfect mix of bright red fruit and earthiness found in the best red wines of Tuscany. This dry smooth velvety wine with hints of green olives mixed with black cherry delivers plenty of character. Great finish with a delicious tannin bite. An excellent wine for drinking today and setting several cases aside for future enjoyment. — 2 years ago

Byron, Andrew and 10 others liked this

Feudi di San Gregorio

Serpico Irpinia Aglianico 2005

Sophisticated and very appealing bouquet full of earthy notes, tar, leather, mulberry, black cherry and medicinal herbs. Despite the age (16 years old, not sure how to translate that to human age), it is so much alive, well structured and balanced, long fruitful aftertaste with notes of licorice and chocolate. More experienced folks say this wine has good potential and I can't help myself but to dream about future of this wine.

Tasted on 2021-09-15
— 2 years ago

Ira, Peter and 16 others liked this

Joh. Jos. Prüm

Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese Riesling 2019

Riesling weekend continues. Terrific balance & freshness. Honey, apricot, jasmine. Acidity on point. Pure pleasure. — 2 years ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
Peter, Brian and 25 others liked this
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Andrew Holod

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How much time in the decanter to blow some of the fermentation aromas and reductive character?
Andrew Schirmer

Andrew Schirmer

@Andrew Holod 4 hrs. Riesling is forever


Wahluke Slope Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Delicious. Medium weight, purple color. Dark berries. Tastes as it smells - dark, round, smooth berries and a little earth (cold earth the way a mountain stream smells), a little leather and tobacco. I like it! — 2 years ago

Aravind, LM and 3 others liked this

Screaming Eagle

Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Celebrating my b-day with my wonderful husband in Napa. What a treat for sure! A 2008 Screaming Eagle. A beautiful garnet necklace to match the rich garnet color of the wine. Wow!! Taste— dark plum-cherry, sandalwood and florals with mint and stewed meat notes; slight cedar and spices floating at the tail end. A rich creamy flavor of dark cherry plum fruit, graphite, dark chocolate espresso, hints of vanilla and a long musky floral cedar finish. Looking forward to see how it changes throughout the evening! Cooling down with a nice subtle breeze to enjoy this fabulous wine. — 2 years ago

Karin BlazonaJill Young
with Karin and Jill
Karin, Jill and 27 others liked this
Brenda Terzich-Garland

Brenda Terzich-Garland

Thx everyone! It was a fun fabulous day!! Still not done yet; several days of partying.
pascal cremers

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Happy birthday. With these kind of Wines you look forward getting older.
Brenda Terzich-Garland

Brenda Terzich-Garland

Ain’t that the truth!

Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Riserva Rancia Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2017

Red sauce is my kryptonite. Leathery barrel notes had to blow off. Tight cherries and cocoa. Lot of acid and medium tannins. Started to mellow but half bottle didn’t last that long. With Peno - best new Italian in STL. — 2 years ago

Byron, Jay and 14 others liked this

Robert Mondavi Winery

The Reserve To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

To Kalon vineyard tasting and food pairing lunch. Cabana out in the famous To Kalon vineyard with a wonderful family style multi course lunch from the Mondavi chef and plenty of pours from the following wines

2018 fume blanc reserve
2018 I block fume blanc
2016 To Kalon reserve cab sav
2017 To Kalon limited block cab sav
2018 Sauvito dessert wine
— 2 years ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
Tom, Brenda and 27 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Fontodi

Flaccianello della Pieve Colli Toscana Centrale Sangiovese 2015

All things considered this might be my favourite wine. Instantly tastes good out of the bottle then just gets better and better. So impressive — 2 years ago

Boris, Maura and 19 others liked this
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Beautiful setting!

Domaine Bernard Moreau & Fils

Chassagne-Montrachet Chardonnay 2017

On s’ouvre un autre délicieux Chassagne Villages 2017 de Bernard Moreau. Toujours aussi savoureux. Un petit côté citronné et salin au nez, mais finement, avec une touche beurrée. La bouche est généreuse, charmante, une certaine rondeur avec une touche de richesse, mais aussi avec suffisamment de tension appuyée et qui donne du corps au vin tout en ayant une belle fraîcheur et une longueur fort appréciable, toute une réussite pour un Villages. 91-92

Once again another great bottle if this decently priced Chassagne Villages. Some lemon, touch of butter nd definitely a salinity on the nose and palate. A generous and chrming wine with some roundness and richness yet with enough acidity to make it a great balance, good length too, delicious simply and now my 4th bottle in the last year and they were all spot on.
— 2 years ago

Ira, Paul and 16 others liked this