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!

Sandlands

Contra Costa County Red Table Wine 2018

Fairly muted initially, needed an hour + of air to open. White flowers, citrus, pomegranate, red cherry, lively and bright ✨ — 10 months ago

Iwan, Chris and 22 others liked this

Colombera & Garella

Cascina Cottionano Bramaterra Nebbiolo Blend 2016

Beautiful Nebbiolo-based blend. Dark cherry, strawberry, and earthy notes. Precise and structured with good acidity, almost like a red Burgundy. Can't get enough of this wine! Purchased at Popina in Brooklyn, NY. — 10 months ago

Paul, Byron and 13 others liked this

Weingut Brand

The Electric Pfalz Acid Test Chardonnay 2019

Bumping up the rating a bit cause ... electric Chardonnay acid test is such a damn good name and anyone who doesn’t love this wine for that alone is lacking in the most rudimentary sense of wonder and childhood delight! A fun easy going wine, 90% Chardonnay 10% Riesling, but the later comes across strong. Bright green apple, pear, slate, petrol, must drink while listening to rock and roll while dropping ... actually, scratch that last thought ;) — 10 months ago

Iwan, Eric and 6 others liked this

Chateau Montelena

Calistoga Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Oops, meant to cellar this one for a few more years but opened it by accident to celebrate Biden's inauguration. Wow! Cassis and dried cherries on the nose. Dark fruit and spice notes with a smooth mouth feel. I'll have to grab another bottle to replace it and be more patient with it. I think it will be worth the wait. — 10 months ago

Brian, Eric and 21 others liked this
Nathan Rowland

Nathan Rowland

Yeah, you'll have to save it until the next fraudulent election 😃 it might be a while though. You will have plenty of time to let the vintage age and mature. 😉

Darioush

Darius II Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

One of my favorite Napa Cab filled with vibrant flavors, dark fruits and hints of coffee with refined tannins. A must if you can find it. — 10 months ago

Neil, David and 6 others liked this
David L

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Happy this showed up to play. Cheers. Got a few older bottles ... need to check out. Cheers

Tenuta di Trinoro

Le Cupole Rosso Toscana Red Blend 2015

Outstanding Franchetti wine, a great vintage and the Cabernet Franc fruit beautifully expressive. — 10 months ago

Peter, "Odedi" and 10 others liked this

Schramsberg Vineyards

Méthode Champenoise Brut Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay 2017

Celebrations continue. Concentrated citrus. Lemon sorbet. Hazelnuts. Epic with blistered shishito peppers. — 10 months ago

Severn, Shay and 9 others liked this

Stags' Leap Winery

Napa Valley Petite Sirah 2017

Very good for its age and great value. Could sit down longer. — 10 months ago

Eddie, Mario and 6 others liked this
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One of my favorites!

Peter Lauer

Barrel X Saar Feinherb Riesling 2019

Love from first sip. Taste green fruits with a hint of orange. It’s like if a pear and a peach had a baby...kind of like the pear ring candies from childhood if those didn’t have sugar. Very acidic and almost effervescent. — 10 months ago

Alex, Severn and 11 others liked this