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!

Wein-Erbhof Stein

Alfer Hölle 1900 Riesling 2015

Hell yes. Feinherb style. Perfect acid sugar balance. Beautiful white peach and apple blossom honey nose. Lime and lime zest and granite minerality on the palate. Seriously good. — 4 years ago

Severn, Ron and 25 others liked this

Alphonse Mellot

Edmond Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Very impressive sancerre...classic intense nose of grapefruit, lemon/lime, tart on palate, vegetal in background with some jalapeño and slight bell pepper...slight oak on this with baking spices and unusual for sancerre...acid medium + ....well balanced and perfect with homemade chicken teriyaki with veggies/bell peppers.. — 4 years ago

P, Ira and 9 others liked this
Ryan McClellan

Ryan McClellan

Better be impressive for 70$


Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Cherry cheesecake! It's overwhelming the nose on this thing. Very definitely cherry cheesecake with baked Graham cracker crust. Wife says "butterscotch". Piney notes on the exit. Fabulous.

93+ points
— 4 years ago

P, Eric and 24 others liked this


@M. Christopher Roebuck M looks like a great meal Cheers 🍷

Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Took 90 mins to open up. A little bramble fruit at front, then cinnamon, cocoa powder, oak, and spicy black pepper. Still tons of drying tannins at the finish. Yum. Not my standard Tuesday night sipper, but...#coronapocalypse so...why not? — 4 years ago

Heather Dillaway
with Heather
Severn, Dawn and 34 others liked this
Matt Duncan

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Cheers @Jason Brater !!! 🍷
Jason Brater

Jason Brater

Thanks @Matt Duncan! Cheers to you, and everyone at silver oak!

Williams Selyem

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Social distancing BYOB wine hour with our neighborhood friends! — 4 years ago

Eric, P and 41 others liked this


Brut Rosé Champagne

David T

Our favorite Spring day is when we get plant the yard. Especially, during Covid-19 lockdown. Never more enjoyable.

Flowers by Sofia. Garden is me.

A great weather day and worthwhile doing a cheers with of one of our favorite N/V Rosé Champagne’s.

With the lockdown, I am running dangerously low on Rosé Champange. I might have to Soda Stream some Rosé wine soon.

All my many, many notes still apply.

Cheers all and Happy Easter if you celebrate it. 🍾🥂🍷 🐣 🐰
— 4 years ago

P, Eric and 30 others liked this

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@Severn Goodwin that a lot of real estate to spend on tomatoes. With that much herb I’d grow some pizza with it. Impressive @David T !
Sofia Jalilie

Sofia Jalilie

Severn- you are sooo funny! We grow the hemp in the front yard, not with the other veggies 😉
Sharon B

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Happy Easter! 🐣🐇

Domaine Les Gryphées (Pierre Durdilly)

Morgon Gamay 2018

Wow. Fresh strawberry’s, pomegranate and rose petals. Bigger as most Morgan’s are but this was a surprise. Will get only better in the next few years. Hope I have the discipline. Go Gamey Go. ❤️ — 4 years ago

Dawn, Kirk and 32 others liked this


@Stuart Scheff Stuart by the way this is a really good post. Have a great weekend Cheers 🍷
Stuart Scheff

Stuart Scheff

@P A thanks Phil. Hope you and your family are well.

Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Happy Easter!!

2+ hour decant and could use more as it started to get very close to first growth quality towards the end. Not quite the 100pts. Wine Advocate gave it, but pretty darn close! Not sure it needs more of a description after that! Glad I have one more bottle to go. This is what wine should taste like!
— 4 years ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
Rob, Hermes and 30 others liked this

Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2006

Intense, structured and muscular.
Rich black and blue fruits, cedar, excellent oak integration, silky tannins and a tremendously long and complex finish. Wonderful showing of 2006.
— 4 years ago

Eric, William and 18 others liked this


@Lee Pitofsky Lee hard to go wrong with a Opus Cheers 🍷