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!

Château Pradeaux

Bandol Mourvedre - Cinsault Rosé Blend 2021

Ripe peach and strawberry, garrigue and minerality. A bit less alcohol showing than other recent vintages 😍👌 — 2 years ago

Eric, Andrew and 16 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Yup, when in France must find the macarons

Domaine Le Couroulu

Cuvée Classique Vacqueyras Red Rhone Blend 2015

Meat and soil on the nose (just opened), but also baking spices and vanilla. Lovely fruits as well. And damn if this isn't a classic, gorgeous, and complex Rhone. A wee bit of grippy tannin, more fruits, and lots of smiles on this face. So lovely. — 2 years ago

Byron, Daniel and 4 others liked this

Lemelson Vineyards

Thea's Selection Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2019

Great bottle that paired beautifully with a rich seafood dinner in the Florida heat. Highly recommend for seafood fans — 2 years ago

Eddie, Ted and 2 others liked this

Château du Tertre

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Full of black fruits and leathery on the nose. Black currant, cherry, ripe plum with a hint of tobacco on the palate. Medium plus tannins and high in acidity. Surprisingly smooth but shorter than expected finish. Great wine to sip and enjoy — 2 years ago

Ira, Romain and 3 others liked this

Domaine François Lumpp

Clos Jus Givry 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2015

Pretty ruby dress with brillance. Open nose, very Burgundian, between red fruits (cherry) and toasted oaky notes. Mouth, consistent with the nose, delivering as you taste many aromatic nuances, undergrowth among others. A lot of freshness yet for this 2015, it can still be drunk and evolve for several years.

Jolie robe rubis avec de l’éclat. Nez ouvert, très bourguignons, entre fruits rouges (cerise) et notes toastées de fût. Bouche en cohérence avec le nez, délivrant à mesure de la dégustation de nombreuses nuances aromatiques sous-bois, entre autres. Pas mal de fraîcheur encore pour ce 2015, il pourra encore être bu et évoluer pendant plusieurs années.
— 2 years ago

Ira, Daniel and 20 others liked this
Romain Fitoussi

Romain Fitoussi

@Daniel M on garde le rythme 🙏 Et toi, back to Polska?
Daniel M

Daniel M

Yes sir!


Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Wonderful Sonoma Cab that seems just right in every way. It is a big wine with nicely rounded tannins. It is dry and slightly tart, but has a balanced feel to it. I’m gonna get me some more if I can find it. — 2 years ago

Alex and LM liked this

Rombauer Vineyards

Proprietor Selection Carneros Chardonnay 2020

Rombauer - expecting butter bomb based on prior experience. But this was completely different

Slight oak toastiness. Acidity and creaminess in great balance. A lot of depth and body. Little lime and super smooth. Just delicious through and through.

— 2 years ago

Brandon, Ira and 8 others liked this
Sharon B

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I’ve only seen the yellow and white labels this is different

Isole e Olena

Cepparello Toscana Sangiovese 2008

Very good Sangiovese, brooding and elegant. This wine needs to be open at least 1 hour before consuming. Nose of tobacco, palette is leather and tar. Needs to be consumed with steak. — 2 years ago

Romain, Byron and 4 others liked this

Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2007

A great special occasion wine. Sous vide ribeye and truffle butter pasta made a perfect pairing. Heavy leather on the nose initially but really calms down after only a few minutes of decanting. — 2 years ago

Eric, Paul and 7 others liked this
Paul T HB

Paul T HB

My favorite opus, purist will say it has too much fruit. But I think it had distinctive fruit, it was a bottle I would crave. I wouldn’t want a Cabernet when I got home I wanted an 07 Opus.