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!

J Vineyards & Winery

Brut Rosé Blend

Celebrating my parents 74th wedding anniversary at assisted living. — 4 years ago

Marian GerlachJim Hadley
with Marian and Jim
Ron, Shay and 24 others liked this
David T

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Congrats. Amazing.
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Looking great. @Peggy Hadley
Robert Evans Jr

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Congrats!!!! Awesome Pic

Goldeneye (Duckhorn Vineyards)

Anderson Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Engagement Anniversary 🍷 — 4 years ago

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Krystal Vento

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@Severn Goodwin One of my faves, too!😍
Yen Boubel

Yen Boubel

Wish we lived closer to drink wines with y’all @Krystal Vento and @Ryan Vento 🍷
Ryan Vento

Ryan Vento

@Yen Boubel We wish that, too.

La Pousse d'Or

Clos de la Bousse d'Or Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2014

Nose has mashed black cherry, dried plum, light stemmy notes, black licorice, charred barrel, cherry sauce reduction, warm tar, molasses, dark chocolate shavings, fresh cherry and light peppery herbs (watercress?).

Palate has bright black cherry, dried red cherry, unsweetened dried cranberry, moist earth, ripe plum, slight mint note, medium barrel notes, slightly drying with a medium-long finish, mild tannins.

The first of several 2014 La Pousse d'Or bottles we acquired late in 2019. This, as expected needs another 6-8+ years (2026+) to show its truer self.

Paired with slowly braised beef short ribs from a trusty farmer in Columbia Co. (Kinderhook Farm, Valatie, NY). Since good chefs know the sauce is the boss, we did an Asian-style sauce (soy, ginger, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, garlic, red pepper flake, carrots & onions) which flavored the beef nicely and reduced even better! All served over brown rice, with toasted sesame seeds, so nice.

Cork pulled ~8h prior, to allow for a slow ox in a cool cellar space, this was the right move.
— 4 years ago

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Yeap I can see this one!
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Love the Domaine, but the food sounds better than the wine...
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@Michael Herzog Heck yes, dinner was at least 9.4.


La Grande Année Brut Champagne Blend 2008

I love this wine. Birthdays are tough in Quarantine, but Alaskan King Crab Legs and great vintage bubbles helps keep the spirit up. Smooth, ethereal, and vibrantly alive—this cuvée spreads across the palate like a kitten and curls up playfully before easing its way down your throat. Doesn’t get much better. — 4 years ago

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Thanks Dawn...my friends and I started today planning something truly EPIC to celebrate when this ends...
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@Stephen Redenbaugh Happy Birthday! Enjoy!
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Happy birthday

Sinegal Estate

St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Ron R

Sinegal - Prior notes apply. Excellent wine. Second fruit cobbler. Wifey is trying to kill me. Send help... — 4 years ago

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I think you are in NYC? Just stay safe & away from Covid-19. Cobbler much safer.
Ryan Vento

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Just ordered a 2016 magnum. Looking forward to my first foray into Sinegal.
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15 and 16 were outstanding from this producer. They marginally shade the 17.

Château Ferrière

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Great effort. 3.5hour decant. Violets and wild mushrooms on the nose. Deep rich blackberry and cassis. with integrated tannins and lead pencil. Long finish make this a winner — 4 years ago

Scott, P and 24 others liked this

Justin Vineyards & Winery

Isosceles Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

Wow. To quote @Steve Haro’s favorite soap opera - this is bold and beautiful. Weighty, palate-coating. Long finish. Full of black cherry, currant, and baking spice. A powerhouse with finesse. — 4 years ago

Shay, Andrew and 14 others liked this
Andrew Neyer

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Love to see this!

Château Suduiraut

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2007

Beautiful end to a beautiful video dinner party. Honey, flowers, nutty, zesty, ample mouth watering acid, looong finish. Lovely. — 4 years ago

Hugh, Tyler and 18 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Three Valleys Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend 2017

Has that distinct Ridge structure and flavor profile. Amazing value, and perfect will grilled food. — 4 years ago

Ron, James and 13 others liked this
James Forsyth

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Such a good wine for the price!
Adam Beasley

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Agreed @James Forsyth. I found this for $17.99, which is cheaper than I’ve ever seen it anywhere.