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!

Monteraponi

Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2021

Delightful Chianti. Bold and big, dark red color, juicy cherries slightly fruit forward. Really like it. Fortunately I bought 3 bottles. Will buy again. Thanks to my friends at crush in NYC for recommending it to me. — 10 months ago

Philip, Byron and 3 others liked this

Gaston Chiquet

Special Club Brut Champagne Blend 2014

Fresh and delicious. Ripe citrus and apple. Hits the spot at Lamaii in Vegas with Thai food. — 10 months ago

Shay, Mike and 6 others liked this

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Very nice wine from La Mission. Decanted 3 hours which I’d suggest - at cork pop it was a bit woody. Bit less acid than I was hoping, and actually ever so slightly disjointed. But still delicious and just a beautiful pairing with some nice ribeye. Aromatically very nice but the palate could be more together and present. — 10 months ago

Severn, Jason and 8 others liked this

Ramey Wine Cellars

Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2020

Apple, lemon candy, dried apricot, honey, almond, oak and a hint of salinity. Bright acidity and good minerality. — 10 months ago

Joe, Paul and 2 others liked this

Cakebread Cellars

Dancing Bear Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

One of my favorite Cabernets out of Napa Valley. Long strong red fruit. Crazy finish that ends in a bouquet. Lovely! — 10 months ago

Skip, Joe and 2 others liked this

Thierry Allemand

Chaillot Cornas Syrah 2008

Great vintage for Allemand This had an intoxicating nose with dark fruit that was inky with a glycerin note, iron, meat, olive, pepper, savory spice & violet. Silky, balanced on the palate with a long finish. — 10 months ago

Joe, Shay and 9 others liked this

A. Margaine

Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

Seductively pleasing. Such a pretty champagne to the eye. To the nose, as well. Strawberries and dried cherries initially with lemons. Apricots and a touch of melon. A bit of pomegranates and floral notes, as well.

Impeccably creamy and vivacious throughout. This is a more serious version of a rosé. Rich and complex with plenty of depth. From Villers-Marmery, 75/25 Chardonnay/Pinot Noir with 12% of still red wine added. Nuanced and well balanced with red and blue fruits on the palate. Orange peel, spice, and the hint of chalk. A long, persistent finish that makes you want another glass. And then another. And then another.
— 10 months ago

Adriana, Andrew and 8 others liked this

Marqués de Murrieta

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2007

Wow wine. Black fruit with clove on nose and palate full bodied great length. Very subtle tannins. Best wine I have had in a while. Delicious. Last bottle. — 10 months ago

Ania
with Ania
Martin, Jamie and 2 others liked this

Giuseppe Quintarelli

Valpolicella Classico Superiore Corvina Blend 2013

One of Bepi’s finest - always great. — 10 months ago

Allan KaneeMichael AronoviciDanielle Leboff
with Allan, Michael and 2 others
David, David and 8 others liked this
David Stein

David Stein

Nice pull.
Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

Very nice!!!