Long Weekend Wines (Labor Day Edition)

Happy Labor Day weekend! Weekends in general are a great time to relax after a tiring work week. It's finally time to open that bottle you’ve been waiting five days to drink, and now you can fully take in and enjoy. So, what happens when it’s a long weekend? Open more than one bottle you’re excited about! Whether you’ve planned a weekend getaway to the mountains or the beach, are planning on having a socially distanced gathering, or even if you’re still working over the weekend, we hope you have wines that will pair well with your weekend activities! We’ve gathered tasting notes from Delectable users who have been either preparing for the long weekend ahead or sharing their drinking enjoyments from weekends past. Do you remember the phrase, “you can’t wear white after Labor Day”? Well, in our opinion, you can DRINK white after Labor Day. So, stock up on whites, reds, and everything in-between and enjoy your long weekend!


Agno Mourvedre 2017

Bold and deliciously smooth. Wine country weekend worthy — 2 years ago

Lee Kurland
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Pian dell'Orino

Vigneti del Versante Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2014

Pian Dell’Orino Vigneti del Versante Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2014: Smooth & elegant. Lively acidity. Medium tannins. Nice cherry bouquet. Red fruits. Leather. Herbs. Earth. Powerful long finish. All in all, I love this Brunello! Call me a creature of habit but this is my happy place. Grilled marinated skirt steak and a bottle of Brunello! Great weekend to all! Cheers🍷 — 2 years ago

Jamie, Alex and 10 others liked this

Thick as Thieves

Levings Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2017

First decent sunshine in the garden
Weekend is on early this week
Got delivered a 6 pack split between 2017 and 2016 yesterday
This '17 is delicious!!
It reminds me a lot of a sangiovese from Radda or Castelnuovo Berardenga or even a northern brunello. Vibrant, mineral, but supported by strong shoulders that you can't notice much at this stage. Neat and precise are the violet,tobacco and licorice.
Spices, leather and cola. The fruit is between a blood orange and a raspberry. I dare to say it recalls a Soldera's Brunello. Long, young and enjoyable from now and many years ahead.
— 3 years ago

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Rob Brobst III

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@Ceccherini Cristiano interesting comparisons. I don’t often read about Pinot’s characteristics in this way. If this is that close of a comparison to two very different varietals then, I may have to reorganize my cellar better so that I don’t get Brunello’s and Pinot mixed up.
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@Rob Brobst III 😄😄
Mind though I didn't compared sangovese and pinot, but specific sangiovese from specific areas with this specific pinot. Many producers in Tuscany are known to be producing wines that resemble a Burgundy, but the play in your mouth is slightly different. Instead of fascinate you with the array of scents, smooth touch and a never ending elegant after-taste some wines IMO they deliver a juiciness when they enter and then in the mid palate they explode and spread everywhere with a long powerful after-taste. Well I reckon this T&T pinot noir had that factor that I find in many Tuscan wines, specifically in sangiovese from Radda, Castelnuovo(sometines) and Montosoli(northern area of Montalcino); other wines are like that(Kurni, Habemus...) but having ancestors from the Chianti area shifts me easily on that vision.
I don't think you need to move anything around in your cellar😄, but you got curious on what you would have done in regards🤗. Cheers mate!🙏

Azienda Agricola Stanislao Radikon

Jakot Bianco Tokai Friulano 2010

2010. Loved the orange wine and salmon sushi pairing last weekend, so when our friends were making salmon for us for dinner, I pulled this from the cellar. This wine was so good with the food! Not just with the parmesan-crusted salmon, but a fresh tomato cucumber salad and roasted cauliflower. — 2 years ago

Adam, Anthony and 5 others liked this

Château Mont-Redon

Lirac Red Rhone Blend 2016


Solid wine. Really turning into a Grenache fan. Love the deep color, great acidity. Almost to a long weekend!! — 3 years ago

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Kimberly, Dawn and 15 others liked this

Château Cantemerle

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

Enjoyed this aged Bordeaux over the weekend. Probably passed it’s peak but still lots of fun. Elements of tobacco, leather, and plum. — 3 years ago

Mike, Peter and 7 others liked this

Domaine François Cotat

Les Caillottes Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Long weekend night 3. Juicy yellow fruit & herbs across nose & palate. The acidity & freshness add texture and early complexity. A standout in Sancerre. Great wine. — 3 years ago

Vanessa, Douglas and 49 others liked this
Matthew Cohen

Matthew Cohen

It was good young ?

Babass et Dervieux (Les Vignes de Babass)

Au Bon Secours Gamay 2020

Breaking into the haul from my trip to LA last weekend. Some great natty shops popping up. Pure pure gamay with a mid-palate that steps it up. — 2 years ago

Ira, Jason and 14 others liked this

Cayuse Vineyards

Bionic Frog Walla Walla Valley Syrah 2013

Diving into the pond with the 🐸 tonight!

2 hour decant(cloudy sediment). An imposing dark crimson red color. On the nose: savory notes of smoked meat, little of the Cayuse funk(luv it), spice, campfire, floral, dark berries, black olives. Taste: smooth, creamy, rich, juicy, structured medium plus body wine with mouth coating cherry-raspberry, iron, tea, rich soil, pepper, smoke, and a minerally bacon grease long finish. YUM..what a start to the weekend!
— 2 years ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
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Tom Garland

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@Iwan Absolutely, the more Cayuse funk the better. Cheers!
Tom Garland

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@Neil Valenzuela I had to look that up😄...showing my age. Cheers!
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Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend 2017

Up north weekend getaway! — 3 years ago

Severn, Peter and 3 others liked this