Happy National Wine and Cheese Day!

Today we celebrate one of the most classic pairings: wine and cheese. From Goat to Blue to Brie, there is a shockingly large amount of cheese to pair with a wide variety of wines. For our lactose intolerant and vegan users, have you found any cheese substitutes that would make a suitable wine and "cheese" pairing? To celebrate, we've gathered notes from the Delectable community that include wine and cheese. Grab the bottle opener and a charcuterie board and celebrate. Cheers!

Château Léoville Barton

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Leather, vanilla, cheese rinds, and petrichor notes. Opaque colour with a little bit of sediment on the appearance. Tannins has softened to a nice velvety texture on the palate. Tasted a half bottle so it probably aged a bit faster than a standard. — 3 months ago

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Taylor Fladgate

40 Year Old Tawny Porto

After dinner w/ Stilton — a year ago

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Cepa Alegro

Rioja Reserva Tempranillo Blend 2012

2012, improves with being allowed to breath. Great with Stilton cheese. — a year ago

Banfi

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2007

Dark ruby in color with a wide brick rim.

Strong nose of black plums, cherries, cloves, light vegetables, oak, light tar, dark chocolates, coffee, earth, leather, light vanilla, light vegetables, wood and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, sweet raspberries, tobacco, spices, peppercorn, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, vegetables, wood, light cloves and tar.

Medium on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Italian Brunello is drinking very nicely now.

Well balanced with a great mouthfeel and nice complexity. This 12 year old is peaking now.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly and show the complexity. Do take your time with it, as it is well worth it.

A very nice wine to sip on, and share with friends and talk about. Good with food as well. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses, and light appetizers.

Robert Parker 91 points. Wine Enthusiasts 92 points.

100% Sangiovese grapes, were aged for 24 months in Oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

$85.
— 3 months ago

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Peter van den Besselaar

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Thanks, fine description!

Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2015

What a spectacular vintage of a great wine!! 5-cheese collection brought whole experience to a magic level. — 4 months ago

Meagan Kresh
with Meagan
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Roots Run Deep Winery

Educated Guess Napa County Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Took two days for the beauty of this wine to arrive. Day one was tight, tannic and too early. Pair with a gorgeous, ripe brie and sit back to some Jeff Lynne and enjoy. — 9 months ago

Lisa Thomas
with Lisa
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Matias

Sierra Mar Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

David T
9.2

Giants pre-game festivities. Previous notes apply. Good with our cheese course starter.

@Sofia Jalilie is a 9.4 on the Sierra Mar.

@H.B Treadway Hope you grabbed a case of the Sierra Mar.
— 3 months ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

I know, thats why its only $10.00, get what you pay for
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

But I do have this in my cart, I like to collect a few before I buy
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

@Sofia Jalilie please tell me those are spicy 🌶 on the plate too😅

Jeff Carrel

Les Darons Languedoc Grenache Blend 2015

Clean red fruit without much else. Light, stony, earth, and a mild finish. Relatively full, otherwise, and a nice bottle for cheese and berries. — 3 months ago

Château Lynch-Bages

Calvet & Co Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Paul K
9.1

Nose is cedar, herb, and leather. Medium body. Raspberry, red currant, and dark chocolate with really nice tannin throughout. Long finish is currant and cranberry. This wine is delicate. Overpowered by aged Gouda. Drink with Brie and French bread.
I pulled a classic and was just a bit disappointed. Don’t get me wrong, still great, but for the anticipation... I have one more bottle that I’ll wait a long time and hope there’s a big payoff.
Interesting note, the 2013 Heitz Cellar in the background was remarkably similar in fruit, weight, and profile. 1/3 the price and I’m giving it a 92.
— 6 months ago

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