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!

Merry Edwards

Coopersmith Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Great Pinot. Right balance of fruit and acid. Oak on the nose but doesn't come through on the taste — 2 years ago

Aaron, Jonathan and 5 others liked this

E. Guigal

La Landonne Côte-Rotie Syrah 2010

2003, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2015 vintages. All these bottles showed beautifully. Thanks @Mark Turner for arranging this memorable tasting. — 2 years ago

Hermes, Ira and 40 others liked this
Mike R

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That’s a party for sure - bravo

Domaine Piron-Lameloise

Quartz Chénas Gamay 2016

Last bottle of 2016 really to drink now. It's accessible and gourmet. Magnificent wine in its price range.

Dernière bouteille du 2016 vraiment à boire maintenant. C’est fin accessible et gourmand. Magnifique vin dans sa gamme de prix
— 2 years ago

Romain, Daniel and 25 others liked this

Noemi Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Deep ruby. Oaky tight up front, black cherry, tobacco. Needs to rest longer or a good decant of at least an hour. Then the fruit starts to open up. This will be my last 18 for at least another year. — 2 years ago

Jonathan, Eddie and 4 others liked this

Heitz Cellar

Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1987


Dark ruby in color with a brick rim.

Soft nose of red and black fruits, wet leaves, herbs, black pepper, must, tobacco leaf, earth, light wood and dark coffee.

Medium plus in body, smooth and elegant, with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, plums, cherries, light oak, licorice, spices, coffee, earth, cola, light vegetables, herbs, pencil lead and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from the very famous Martha’s Vineyard in
Napa Valley.

This 35 year old is drinking very nicely now. Nice to see how it held up.

Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel. Elegant and tasty. Showing nice complexity at this point.

A little muted right out of the bottle, and needed a few minutes to open up. Even better after an hour of airtime.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a pizza with prosciutto and arugula. Delish.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

— 2 years ago

Daniel, Eric and 41 others liked this


That is really nice! Cheers!!

La Pousse d'Or

Clos d'Audignac Volnay 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2016

This bottle takes me straight back to some of the highest quality red Burgundies I’ve ever tasted. Where the focused and seductive ripe red cherry note is the protagonist. The insaciable and provocative tartness is the antagonist. And the alluring earthiness provides the most perfect backdrop with layer over layer of drama unfolding. Stellar wine on the pallet.

PS & note to self: this is a pop n’ pour kinda wine that only needs five or ten minutes of aeration at the moment. After opening, re-cork and enjoy until the very last drop; it will oxidize rapidly {turn from the purest ripe red cherry notes to predominately acidic ones}.
— 2 years ago

Ira, Vanessa and 29 others liked this


@Andrew Holod this is the first bottle I’ve tried from this producer. I have another just like this in my cellar and two other 2016 re Burgundies that are village specific. I’ll mention you in a comment when open them. Hope this helps.


@Andrew Holod please do the same as you open yours…
Andrew Holod

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I will certainly try to remember to do so. I have some 1999, 2005 and 2011.

Belle Glos

Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020

Red, and dark fruits, mild tannins, fresh tobacco, new world grapes with a bit of old world style maybe? — 2 years ago

Martin, Ericsson and 7 others liked this

Château L'Eglise-Clinet

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

2 hour decant(little fine sediment). A beguiling inky purplish magenta color. On the nose: beautiful notes of red berries, charred embers, truffles, sweet spice, oak. Taste: smooth, dry, full body wine with black cherry/raspberry, mocha, cedar, spice, graphite and a long finish with no hint of the 14.5 alc. Got more in the cellar, wish I bought more...better score to come in a few more years. — 2 years ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
Brenda, Deborah and 28 others liked this

Domaine William Fèvre

"Côte Bouguerots" Bougros Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2018

Light straw; mineral and orchard fruit nose (best of the Fevre tasting); palate full, round and rich with a fine mineral expression. This is enjoyable now, but lacking a little firmness for some drinkers. — 2 years ago

Jonathan, Ira and 10 others liked this