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 Charmail

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Served with rack of lamb and roasted fennel. Worked very well. Let it breath for ~90 minutes, 60 in a decanter. Plums and cherry, a little acid nice tannins, dry. Went well with the red meat. — a year ago

Peter, Daniel P. and 2 others liked this


Grande Cuveé 170ÈME Édition Brut Champagne Blend

170ÈME edition

Clear straw color, delicate bubbles- perfect acidity, yum factor 100%.
Paired nicely with Thomas Keller’s chips, caviar and creme fraiche.
— a year ago

Andrew, Tom and 24 others liked this

Beaulieu Vineyard

Private Reserve Georges de Latour Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Deep ruby color with nice dark fruit nose. Very smooth on the palate with notes of plum, dark cherry, currant and a hint of chocolate. A little spice with a long finish. A great cab that should age well — 2 years ago

Boris, Ericsson and 6 others liked this


Montefalco Sagrantino 2010

Warning: do not open this young with little decanting and expect it to be like a Super Tuscan. I've had a 2010 in 2014, and it took hours to decant. This one is also a 2010 but much softer and more accessible. Lovely brick red with brown edges showing its age. Initial aromas of cocoa, roses, and plum, but as it opens, reveals spices and black cherry. — a year ago

Byron, Peter and 4 others liked this

Alpha Estate

Hedgehog Vineyard Xinomavro 2019

Loved this wine and had it against another xenomavro. #winenerdalert Ruby red color. Similar to an American zin or Argentinian Malbec. Tons of fruit. Like drinking a blueberry/rhubarb/raspberry pie. Medium body. Would love to have again. — a year ago

Ethan HeyboerPeter HeyboerDiane Heyboer
with Ethan, Peter and 1 other
Brent, Byron and 4 others liked this

Thymiopoulos Vineyards

Terra Petra Rapsani Xinomavro Blend 2017

One of the better and more unexpected wines I’ve had this year. Burgundy meets Nebbiolo but even more rustic. 50% xinomavro, 35% krassato, 15% stavrato.

Smells like sea jetty, your childhood best friend’s basement and the fresh plastic smell of opening up a brand new toy. Cherry compote, raspberry, hints of dark chocolate, and limestone.

Don’t think too much. The gods of Olympus and millennia are on your side. Just let it in & enjoy.
— a year ago

Paul, Severn and 9 others liked this

Pattes Loup (Thomas Pico)

Vent d'Ange Chablis Chardonnay 2017

Always a textural interpretation of Chablis, the ‘17 rendition of the Vent d’Ange has developed even better than I expected. There is a real salinity that balances out the depth that comes from a long elevage and extended lees contact. — a year ago

Ira, Romain and 5 others liked this

Angels & Cowboys Wines

Sonoma County Rosé Blend 2021

Very light, almost too light but super easy to drink. Would be a great wine for someone who isn’t sure about rosé. — a year ago

"Odedi", Romain and 1 other liked this


Bechthold Vineyard Cinsault 2021

Young. Light and elegant. Cherry taffy. A touch of wild musk. Raspberry. Exotic. Well made. Needs time to come into its own. Opens up over time to become floral. — a year ago

Matt, Eddie and 3 others liked this