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!

Thorne & Daughters

Wanderer's Heart Red Blend 2017

Wow! Wonderful GSM - light but structured and complex. Spice that satisfies the palate but doesn’t overwhelm the food. Agree with all of the Somme’s reviews below - sub this for a Pinot anyway! *note to self for wine shop, BUY AGAIN! — 3 years ago

Paul, Alex and 6 others liked this


Alsace Riesling 2018

Après ski winner. Also note Advil in the background - blizzard ski trip recovery necessity — 3 years ago

Dawn, Sharon and 21 others liked this


Reserve Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Lemon & grapefruit nose, body fairly full and complex, kissed by oak with nice minerality melded with pear & lemon. Reminds me of L’Arrivet Haut Brion, a definite keeper on-the-list — 3 years ago

Alex, LM and 1 other liked this


North Coast Trousseau 2019

Beautiful wine. Mild acidity and tannins. Bright strawberry cherry fruit with tea notes from while cluster stems — 3 years ago

Ely, Byron and 9 others liked this

La Granja Nuestra Señora de Remelluri

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2013

What an awesome rioja from out grad year - and it practically took us back to Logrono to boot. Paired with spicy (as well as some super-traditional) gambas al ajillo, and stood up well to both. I would say legitimately one of the better wines I’ve had in a long time, if not ever. Would absolutely recommend, esp. if you have a more French cote du Rhône or Oregon pinot palate. — 3 years ago

Jamie, Neil and 9 others liked this

Bodegas y Viñedos Valderiz

Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2017

Cooked blackberries/cherries, dark cocoa, black pepper, smoked meats/tobacco, touch of herbs (maybe bay leaf?); high and present, but balanced, tannins, medium acidity, drinks quite smooth; Worthy of a few years of aging. Rec from Mark at BG. $30 — 3 years ago

Rob, Alex and 2 others liked this

Cakebread Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Dark red with a nose of dark fruit. Blackberries dark cherries currant on the palate. Full bodied and smooth this is a great Cabernet. — 3 years ago

Douglas, Alex and 10 others liked this

Delas Frères

Saint-Esprit Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend 2018

Juicy and smooth. Easy as an everyday wine for me! — 3 years ago

Alex, leon and 10 others liked this