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!


Trebbiano d'Abruzzo 2018

Dried herbs, farm, 13.5 alcohol, cranberry, dried cherry, tart cranberry, acid, medium body, texture keeps going, fruit goes away then you have texture. Southern Italian wine — 2 years ago

Romain, Byron and 7 others liked this


Brut Royal Champagne Blend

Bright gold with fine persistent bubbles. Ripe yellow apple and toasted brioche on the abundant nose. Complex palate is medium in body and echoes the nose adding citrus rind, birch ash, and white pepper. Taut, bubble-enhanced acidity, of course. Hard to beat this as an everyday NV. Holds its own as a special occasion bubbly, too. Drink it when you buy it (as if you were going to do otherwise). — 2 years ago

Andrew, Peter and 13 others liked this

A to Z Wineworks

Oregon Pinot Noir 2018

Wonderful Pinot Noir that’s spot-on in style. Perfect smoky aroma with cherry notes. Pleasant cherry flavor up front with a nice smoky finish and wonderful tannins. — 2 years ago

Brent, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this

Château Le Bon Pasteur

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

Water-damaged label, pristine cork, fantastic sweet fruit in this lovely Pomerol, super balance, seems mature, long finish, so good and refreshing, great acid. — 2 years ago

Jim Powers
with Jim
Ira, Scott@Mister and 12 others liked this

Paul Lato

Done & Done Talley Rincon Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

Shay A

I’m between a 92-93 here. Rounding up due to potential.

A producer I’ve had a few times over the years that for some reason I didn’t explore, even though I always quite enjoyed them (chards and Pinots alike). I picked up a few random bottles from the winery to explore more, and was told to start with the offering as it’s easily accessible.

Down the middle style when it comes to Cali chard. Coastal (bright, sea spray, crystalline), but ripe (beautiful juicy orchard fruits). In the background there is a sweet lemon flair. Aromatics and palate match up, though it had some flinty reduction notes to blow off when opening. Profile wise, I’d say this is more soft and rounded than Ceritas, but not as powerful or bold as Aubert/Marcassin.
— 2 years ago

Scott@Mister, Eric and 43 others liked this

Château de la Dauphine

Fronsac Merlot Cabernet Franc 2015

90% Merlot and 10% cab franc but the cab franc is really showing here. Very herbal with roasted jalapeño on the finish. — 2 years ago

Joseph Gannon
with Joseph
Romain, Vanessa and 7 others liked this


Senes Riserva Cannonau di Sardegna 2016

2016 vintage poured in March, 2022. Just a dynamite Cannonau that is loaded with ripe berry aroma and a subtlety dry finish. Enjoy! — 2 years ago

Jamie, Romain and 5 others liked this

Jean Foillard

"Cuvée Corcelette" Morgon Gamay 2018

Love in a bottle, intense red and black fruits, violets and rose petal. Earthy minerals. Mouthwatering acidity and silky finish. — 2 years ago

Ira, Matt and 8 others liked this

A Tribute to Grace Wines

Santa Barbara Highlands Grenache 2016

A Santa Barbara stunner! Beautiful garnet color. Exquisite aromas of hibiscus, cranberry and wet gravel. The pallet is plush with flavors of strawberry, cranberry, raspberries and red licorice. Persistent acidity. Fresh and lively! Lighter in body and style but also bold at the same time due to the wine’s incredible balance. Left me wanting more! — 2 years ago

Bob, Paul and 7 others liked this