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!

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Estate Grown Napa Valley Red Wine 2012

Excellent right now, dark black fruits with gobs of glycerin. Really deep concentration & pleasure to enjoy! Cheers 🍇🍷👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 — 4 years ago

Tom, Shay and 37 others liked this

Marchesi Antinori

Castello della Sala Cervaro della Sala Umbria Chardonnay Grechetto 2017

Very pleasant. Not as complex as I remember from earlier vintages. — 4 years ago

Keith, David and 9 others liked this


Illumination Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Really nice fruit . A slight smoked wood with a pink grapefruit finish. — 4 years ago

Nancy Dishner
with Nancy
Eric, Malla and 2 others liked this


Royale Réserve Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

Pale salmon with aromas of ripe berry fruits with floral mineral tones and a fine mousse. On the palate cherry and strawberry flavors with nutty nuts, mineral and biscuit characteristics, bone dry and structured well. Full body, lively acidity on a medium length ending, crisp with fruit and yeasty mineral notes. — 4 years ago

Eric, Daniel P. and 3 others liked this

Famille Perrin

Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2010

Really nice southern Rhône strawberry rhubarb subtle spice -wood spice so together very balanced super complex — 4 years ago

Zack, Hermes and 14 others liked this

Fattoria Selvapiana

Vigneto Bucerchiale Riserva Chianti Rùfina Sangiovese 2015

Sublime Sangiovese. Quite a rich vintage, but not over-egged in the least. Dark fruit, tannic undergirding, lovely structure. Attenuated nose that will likely blossom after you sock it away for a few, if you can resist pulling the cork now. — 4 years ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
Peter, David and 13 others liked this

Bevan Cellars

Harbison Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

This is easily my favorite Bevan wine. Gobs of fruit but short of overt sweetness. Relatively fine tannins. Dark fruits, cocoa. The best part is a graphite/tar note that emerges late with a nice acidity. — 4 years ago

John, Eric and 19 others liked this

Château La Pointe

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Cherry and red fruit on the nose. Definite earthen quality that predominates. Took a while to open up, but was beautiful once it did. Another one that could age for a few more years. — 4 years ago

Tom, David and 16 others liked this

El Enemigo

Mendoza Chardonnay 2017

Full of stone fruit such as peach, nectarine and apricot. Also a touch of cotton candy. It got better and more open knit as it got air — 4 years ago

Arden, Shay and 13 others liked this
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Bryan Kesting Love this wine! Cheers!