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!


Wachstum Bodenstein Smaragd Riesling 2013

Note to self, drink more Austrian wine in 2023. A nose that kept luring me in with a hook made of citrus and honey, haunting. In the mouth, acid and minerals declared eminent domain until it released flavors of pears, salt, watermelon and orange.
— a year ago

Tom, Hugh and 42 others liked this
Winton Sweum

Winton Sweum

Were you under a Christmas tree? PS. Good note on Austria.
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@Ceccherini Cristiano Happy New Year to you and all my Delectable friends.
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Winton, I have no clue why Delectable is not allowing me to specifically send a comment to you.  I have no idea how that color came about.  Hopefully we could share a bottle this year.

Tusk Estates

L'Orange Cabernet Sauvignon

This is Tusk L’Orange - a blend made only in select years. It is off the charts!! — a year ago

Eric, Joel and 7 others liked this

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Great wine,
Bought all 12 bottles on allocation.

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I added myself to their waitlist. ❤️

Schloss Gobelsburg

Schlosskellerei Gobelsburg Kamptal Gruner Veltliner 2021

Really excellent Gruner. Has good acidity with notes of pear and citrus. One of the best Gruners I have tasted — a year ago

Iwan, Douglas and 8 others liked this

Domaine Tempier

Cuvée La Tourtine Bandol Mourvedre Blend 2019

Loving this Bandol from Domaine Tempier (2019) ABV 14.5%. It’s impeccably balanced with well-integrated, fine-grained tannins.

Aromas and flavors are deeply concentrated offering notes of black cherry, black currant, ripe blackberry, plum, violet, dried lavender and sage, star anise, meaty, toasty, peat moss, and wet earth notes.

It is delicious now and has the bones for further aging.

This wine has both a savory, sauvage quality as well as an elegance and delicacy to it. Like beauty and the beast in a glass!
— a year ago

with Deked1
Deked1, Andrew and 29 others liked this

G.D. Vajra

Albe Barolo Nebbiolo 2018

Delicious. Medium bodied. Roses, tar, dried red fruits, berries, spicecake. Lovely tannin.
“Albe” means “dawns” in Italian as this wine is sourced from three high-elevation sites that experience several dawns. A killer value from this producer. Drink or hold.
— a year ago

Nicolas, Severn and 10 others liked this

R. López de Heredia

Viña Bosconia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

A staple and for all the right reasons. Ripe is the word of the day here. Ripe cherries on the nose along with vanilla and toasted wood. There’s a bit of mushroom and grass going on here that’s really nice. Some smoked tobacco and tea leaves definitely enhance things.

Singular and perfected, this is a must buy all the time. You know exactly what you’re in for and you love it. Nice weight and complexity without too much fuss. Full bodied without being dense and plodding. The red and black fruits shine on the palate along with leather and oak. Always so delightful.
— a year ago

Severn, Iwan and 14 others liked this

Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Still a bit young but nice bouquet of dark berry, pepper, spice, and more. Medium tannins and a decent velvet feel for something only four years old. — a year ago

Nicolas, Byron and 9 others liked this

Frank Cornelissen

Susucaru Rosato Malvasia Blend 2021

White Lotus finale, seemed appropriate.. always appropriate. — a year ago

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Laura, Austin and 9 others liked this
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Kosta Browne

Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Drank it for my 62nd birthday at Mastro Restaurant in Costa Mesa on 12/10/22 with Miral, Kyle and Gabby. Drinks better with a little aeration. Absolutely love it!! — a year ago

Nicolas, Eric and 3 others liked this