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!

Paolo Scavino

Cannubi Barolo Nebbiolo 2014

Tonight's wine is the 2014 Paolo Scavino Cannubi Barolo. A beautiful wine from the Langhe region of Italy by the Scavino family.

The nose has notes of rose, cherry, menthol, clay pot, light smokey oak, anise and earth.

On the palate there is cherry, raspberry, anise, chocolate, herbs, spice, balsamic, integrated oak and earth.

This wine is medium to full bodied with a rich velvety mouthfeel, medium + to high acidity and medium + to high bold firm round tannins that leads to a long sumptuous finish. I hope everyone is having a nice week and looking forward to the weekend. It looks as though winter is rearranging its head here so please stay safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 4 years ago

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Excellent note! Cheers!
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I’ve heard that Scavino has been moving back towards a more traditional approach. True?

Alberto Nanclares

Tempus Vivendi Rías Baixas Albariño 2018

Very nice Albariño from Rias Baixas. The Terroir overlooks Atlantic Ocean an you can definitely feel it. Acidic, mineral, salty... subtitle fruits, hints of pear and green apple. Good stuff, from Max Kogod. — 4 years ago

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Beta Wine

Montecillo Vineyard Moon Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Cassis, blackberry, floral, black pepper, mineral, fine firm tannin. So good, but I think this will get even better 😍😍😍 — 4 years ago

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Nice decanter!

Burn Cottage

Moonlight Race Central Otago Pinot Noir 2015

Oh yeah. Forgot to load this one. Monday recovery night at Ad Hoc. Buttermilk fried chicken, broth bowl of mussels, clams, shrimp, and claws, finished off with pork belly. — 4 years ago

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Herman Story

First Time Caller Paso Robles Highlands Petite Sirah 2017

Wow. Completely impressed. Nice nose but massive black fruit including black cherry and currant. Leather and olive tapenade with a smoky attribute. Nice acidity and LONG finish. While I’m drinking this with pizza for the super bowl. AWESOME — 4 years ago

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Alsace Pinot Blanc 2017

David T

Our wine tonight to pair with my Spicy Asian Lettuce Wraps. Just enough sweetness (not overpowering at all) that handled the mid spiciness of our wraps.

The nose reveals, ripe; golden & some green apple, pear, more pineapple juice than flesh, white citrus, blend, orange/tangerine & stone fruit. Honeysuckle, beeswax, ginger notes, white, slightly sweet, spice, somewhat elegant minerals, wet river stones, saline, gun powder/flintiness, not quite petrol with yellow flowers/lilies & some mixed greens.

The palate is full, round, thick and slightly gluey-waxy. Delicious & easy to sip. Ripe; golden & some green apple, pear, more pineapple juice than flesh, white citrus blend, orange/tangerine, green melon, white & yellow peach and apricots. Honeysuckle, beeswax, ginger notes, white, slightly sweet, spice, somewhat elegant minerals, wet river stones, saline, gun powder/flintiness, not quite petrol notes with yellow flowers/lilies & some mixed greens. If you like cool climate acidity, you’ll love this Pinot Blanc. It’s like a rushing, clean, mountain stream. The finish is; ripe, rich, well balanced and refreshingly delicious.

Quite a nice wine & QPR.

Photos of; Anne & Jean Trimbach, their ancient large oak vats lined with tartaric crystals and Trimbach. The whole area is a blend of German & French architecture.

Additional notes; Alsace changed hands twice (French & Germany) over two World Wars. Alsace has also had two rebuild their vineyards twice after German tanks crushed their vineyards during both World Wars. Further ransacked & drank their wine cellars. If you know anything about how long it takes to replant and mature vines to get usable fruit (7 years minimum), it is a tremendous financial burden, if not disaster for wine producers.
— 4 years ago

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Philip Patston

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Fantastic review! Thanks for sharing

G.D. Vajra

Bricco delle Viole Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Lyle Fass

Nose is ripe and pure. A little heat. Tar. Roses. Elegant and pure. Silky tannins. Juicy. Long. Like velvet. — 4 years ago

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This will be ready in 10 years


Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

I just like this one. Sometimes wonderful is just simple. Grab what you can because they have apparently closed their doors. Wonderful PnP. Medium light red color. Floral bouquet on the nose. Cola and raspberries. Wonderful acidity brings everything into balance. Paired well with my grilled whole lemon chicken. — 4 years ago

Tom, P and 22 others liked this
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Roasted Chicken looks tasty.
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Thank you @David T it was a winner! Big Green Egg is my secret sauce 😉
David T

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The Green Egg is fantastic...definitely worth the spend.

Château Haut-Brion

La Clarté de Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2016

rich and viscous with an array of citrus fruits ~ just enough acidity ~ paired well with my lump meat crab cake — 4 years ago

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