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!

Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Artemis Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Full, dry, balanced. Oak, leather on nose, plum and blackberry on palate. Reliably lovely cab! — 3 years ago

Michael SeelyJoe Roth
with Michael and Joe
Joe, Tom and 22 others liked this


Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

Medium copper color. Aromas of stinky cheese shop in Carmel-by-the-Sea and unbaked biscuit dough. Strawberry, citrus, crisp, dry - amazing! — 3 years ago

Shay, Severn and 36 others liked this


Douglas Braun

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Love that cheese shop
Neil Valenzuela

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@Douglas Braun - it’s the first thing I thought of smelling this Champagne.

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

1.5 hour decant(decent chunky cloudy sediment). An imposing inky purplish garnet color. On the nose: A beautifully expressive nose with sweet blackberry, currant, anise, smoke, floral, chocolate creme brulee. Taste: Wow! Had to buckle my seat belt...elegant , rich wine with dark cherry, spice, charcoal, earthy, leading to a cocoa cedar Dry long finish. Firm tannnis.....this powerful (15% alc) still coiled wine wants 3-4 more years to start showing its best and a better score to come!!! Cheers! — 3 years ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
Brenda, Shay and 36 others liked this
Sharon B

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Nice picture!
Tom Garland

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@Sharon B Thanks. Have a happy holiday!!
Sharon B

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@Tom Garland same to you!

Pisoni Vineyards

Estate Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2018

20 years of this fantastic pinot from Pisoni. Cheers! — 3 years ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
Shay, Eric and 22 others liked this

Heitz Cellar

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

David T

I understand why the Heitz Napa Cabernet doesn’t score higher upon release. It simply needs 10 years plus in bottle to excel.

I usually don’t open these until they have been in bottle ten years. However, this was handy when Sofia wanted a glass with dinner twice this week. So, it needed to be finished after I coravined it.

It’s ripe, jammy and lush now. Showing some Welches characteristics this early. Better things ahead. Juicy, somewhat syrupy fruits of; blackberries, dark cherries, black plums, black raspberries & juicy strawberries. It’s still primary without much integration. Touch of cherry Luden’s, mid dark spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, lighter clove, vanilla, stones, dark, rich earth, tobacco notes, some graphite, shoe leather, sandstone with bright, red, dark, blue florals with violets over the top. Very good round acidity. The finish is still jammy & not fully balanced, elegant and persisting minutes.

Shows promise in fruit, tannins and acidity. Hold another 5-8 years.
— 3 years ago

Deborah, Sofia and 44 others liked this

Kapcsándy Family Winery

State Lane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

almost perfect ! Balanced , not too dry . Just the right amount of fruit was showing . My first and this won’t be my last ! Love this wine . — 3 years ago

Gunja Gargeshwari
with Gunja
Gunja, Shay and 14 others liked this

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Couple of nice pulls guys!

Domaine François Raveneau

Vaillons Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2014

A delicious yet restrained nose. Slate, limestone, lime. On the palate refreshing and crisp. Defined and balanced. Very good though I think a little reticent right now — 3 years ago

Bex GreenMatt Lichtenberg
with Bex and Matt
Severn, Eric and 30 others liked this

Kapcsándy Family Winery

Grand Vin State Lane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Dark ruby red with slight bricking. Earthy, spice, dark olive tapenade and pencil shavings followed by cassis, spice and vanilla notes on the nose. Dark plum and sour cherry flavors that are rich and smooth and some leathery spice notes A gravel cedar medium plus finish. with a tannin kick at the end. — 3 years ago

Karin BlazonaJill Young
with Karin and Jill
Ira, pascal and 28 others liked this

Domaine Bruno Clavelier

Vieilles Vignes Champs D'Argent Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2015

Nice biodynamic “baby Vosne” - slightly darker fruit profile and relatively generous tannins. The warm vintage contributes a ripeness to the fruit character, verging on slightly jammy, yet there is still wonderful acid and a lightness of body. The structure here will likely allow this to age gracefully for the next 5 years or so. Looking forward to revisiting. Paired on night one with spiced roasted coho salmon and night two with a green coconut vegetable curry. Did well both nights. — 3 years ago

Ira, Severn and 18 others liked this