Wine Resolutions 2019

New year, new wine! The New Year marks the perfect time to reflect on the previous year and set fresh goals for the year to come. From traveling to new vineyards to investing in new glassware, we've gathered 10 wine New Year’s resolutions that you should add to your list! 1. ORGANIZE THE WINE YOU ALREADY HAVE. Whether you have a few bottles left over from 2018 or have a cellar full, it is great to check in on your wine inventory to plan for the wine you wish to gather this year. 2. BRANCH OUT. Try new wines that you have always wanted to try and wines that you have never even heard of! If you prefer to stick with certain types of wines that you know, then consider trying different vintages. There’s lots to explore when it comes to wine. 3. TRAVEL TO VINEYARDS! Whether you are staying local or traveling far, it is always exciting to experience visiting a vineyard for the first time. 4. CALLING ALL PARTY PLANNERS OUT THERE... host a wine tasting party! Wine is better shared, and you can plan an evening that is filled with tasting new wines, discussions, research and learning. 5. LEARN MORE ABOUT WINE. From terminology to varietals to regions, wine knowledge is never ending, and you can always learn more. You can start by following us on Twitter , Instagram and Facebook and checking out our word of the week posts to learn more about wine vocabulary! The in-depth coverage on Vinous of new vintages from top regions will be sure to intrigue and inspire. Also, the Vinous app has a detailed vintage chart, grape guide and glossary, all of which are great tools when learning more. 6. CREATE CLEVER FOOD AND WINE PAIRINGS. Take your wine skills to the next level by researching and exploring the different ways you can pair wine with food. This will come in handy when you host your wine tasting party! 7. NEW YEAR, NEW WINE GLASSES. If you have been wanting to expand your glassware collection, then this year is the perfect time to do so! They also make great gifts for the birthdays and holidays to come. 8. ATTEND A BLIND TASTING. Wine tasting in the form of a guessing game? Count us in! Blind tasting is also a great way to think about what is in the glass, free from perceived ideas of what the wine is like. 9. GIVE THE GIFT OF WINE. Spread the wine love and stock up for those special days coming up this year! Valentine’s Day is around the corner and the best Rosé Champagnes won’t stick around forever. 10. NEVER FORGET ANOTHER BOTTLE OR WINE EXPERIENCE. Last but not least, keep track of all the wines you drink this year on Delectable . Rate, comment, post and discuss with fellow Delectable users. 2018 was a great year, and we cannot wait for all that 2019 has to offer!

Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend 2008

Bright, lively citrus galore. Lots of acidity and nuance... so much more complete and compelling than the delightful 09...balance, nuance, intensity... the wine is alive in the mouth shooting bright stars of lemon head sweet/sour notes all over. The longer it was open, the warmer it got... the more it charmed instead of assaulting the tastebuds. A glorious glass of French charm. — 14 days ago

Shay, Mark and 21 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2005

Beautiful Ruby red with an elegant bouquet of sweet berry fruits, subtle spice with earthy tones, a traditional Rioja. On the palate, the wine was silky smooth with layers of flavors, berry/cherry, tobacco, smoky cedar, dark fruit, vanilla spice, very well balanced with fine tannins and a clean structure ending with a nice lingering finish. Delicious! — 15 days ago

Alex, Shay and 8 others liked this

Taylor Fladgate

30 Years Old Tawny Port Blend

Greg Ballington
9.0

Deep tawny brown and semi-clear. Rich nose with layers of toffee, almond paste, woody and stewed plums. Solid acidity cutting through the sweetness. Layered flavors on the palate of tropical fruits, cedar, cherries, spices and nutty. Acidity hits through at the backend of the palate and has some nice depth. Long finish. Drinking will right now. — 14 days ago

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Graham Beck

The Rhona Brut Rosé

Well it’s not Champagne but it’s delicious enough for tonight since I probably won’t make it to midnight! I’ll be celebrating the new year by watching old seasons of Game of Thrones and will be in bed before midnight so Happy New Year!! 🥂🍾 — 16 days ago

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Neil Valenzuela

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Happy New Year @Sharon B
Jim Sikes

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Nice spread.
David T

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Nice layout! 👍🍷

Kapcsándy Family Winery

State Lane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Mike R
9.4

2010 and this masterpiece of a wine was slipping happily along like the rockstar it is - thank you @David L for this wonderful gift - Rick and I throughly enjoyed it brother — 15 days ago

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David L

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That’s the least I can do. You’re so very welcome! Miss you already Buddy. Hope you’re enjoying the New Year so far.
Mike R

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Miss you too @David L

Tenuta Sette Ponti

Oreno Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2015

Super young. Took 30 minutes to catch its breath but this was full bodied, luscious yet restrained black fruit with floral notes all around. Finishes with a lot of stiff young oak tannin. The best years of this wine are definitely ahead of it, and I would LOVE to see where this one is in 5 years. — 15 days ago

Ryan, Shay and 25 others liked this

Domaine Laurent & Karen Boussey

Les Valozières Aloxe - Corton Pinot Noir 2015

Lyle Fass
9.4

Stunning wine and shows why I love Aloxe. Insanely underrated. Deep and very complex nose. Huge spice and mineral. Flowers and big cherries with incredible depth. Huge fruit complexity and so pure. Deep fruit and amazing big tannins with such balance, grace and purity. This has an incredible finish that pumps the focused fruit to the back of your palate and just lingers eventually finishing mineral. This is terrific. Huge structure and grip. — 14 days ago

Iwan, Keith and 7 others liked this

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2009

Nice soft light yellow gold color. Consistent tiny bubbles. Fruit forward nose. Citrus notes. Some brioche. Young and not overly complex yet. Hello 2019! — 15 days ago

Matt, Shay and 23 others liked this

Clos du Mont-Olivet

La Cuvée du Papet Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2016

I’ve tasted some extraordinary prior vintages of Clos Du Mont-Olivet’s La Cuvée du Papet, but with Jeb Dunnuck’s call of perfection on 2016, my expectations were even higher. Jeb says it’s “pure perfection” and “unquestionably the greatest wine I’ve ever tasted from this estate and is a legendary wine in the making.” And yet it still blew the doors off those expectations. This Châteauneuf-du-Pape wildly outperforms in the following categories: Aromatics, purity of fruit, texture and mouthfeel, layers of complexity, intellectual stimulation, length, and, without question, deliciousness. 100%, wholeheartedly agree with @jebdunnuck “beg, borrow or steal to get a hold of this.” Sexy. Exotic. Spectacular. — 14 days ago

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Wow. Wasn’t aware. Thanks for the solid review...I’ll have to see if I can source some. Hey @Mark Flesher , this seems up your alley too.
David Clinton

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Great bottle, too.

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Fay Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

David T
9.3

Sure is a classic example of dichotomy of Bordeaux and Napa wines. Especially, with a slightly aged Napa Cabernet vs. a thirty-two year old Bordeaux.

This 11 is big, bold, dark and super rich!

The nose reveals, black cherry kirsch, sour cherries, very ripe blackberries, light blueberries, stewed black plum & black raspberries. A little bit of gym locker, some smokiness, savory notes, melted black licorice, vanilla, clove, caramel, cinnamon stick, dark chocolate, mocha, hints of allspice, crushed dry rocks, Provence herbs, dark spice, steeped fruit tea, deep, sweet tarriness, rich dark soil, limestone minerals, warm toast with withering dark flowers, violets painted with notes of lavender.

The body is medium-full, lush and rich. The tannins are round, softening and sticky tarry. The structure, tension are big. The length and balance are just rounded into something a little special. Black cherry kirsch, sour cherries, huckleberries, very ripe blackberries, light blueberries, stewed black plum & black raspberries. A little bit of gym locker, some smokiness, savory notes, melted black licorice, vanilla, clove, caramel, cinnamon stick, dark chocolate, mocha, hints of allspice, used dark roast coffee grounds, crushed dry rocks, Provence herbs, dark spice, steeped fruit tea, deep, sweet tarriness, rich dark soil, limestone minerals, warm toast with withering dark flowers, violets painted with notes of lavender. The acidity is nicely round. The long finish is rich, lush, well balanced fruit & earth, elegant and lasts minutes.

One of the better 2011 Napa Cabernet’s I’ve had thus far! Just missed 9.4. Happy 2019!!! 🎉🎊🎈

Photos of, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars tasting room & estate vines, inside look at their tasting area and their Fay Vineyard.
— 15 days ago

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