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!

Harlan Estate

Napa Valley Proprietary Red Blend 1993

Antonio Galloni

Just gorgeous. Totally in the zone now. Tasted as part of our Napa Valley Sessions program of virtual tastings. Check it out on the Vinous events page. — 3 years ago

Vanessa, Jan and 51 others liked this

Eric Influencer Badge

Great wine. Got to check if I have any of these left in the back of the cellar.


Love that label. Work of art.

Jean François Ganevat

Cuvée Orégane Savagnin Chardonnay 2015

💫 texture for daysssss. Many years ahead for this wine. — 3 years ago

Adam, Ely and 15 others liked this

Campi di Fonterenza

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2014

Natural Brunello. You can taste the vintage, but it’s also weirdly fruit in a way Brunello’s never been. Probably my favorite yet!! — 3 years ago

Alex, Ericsson and 10 others liked this

Château Coutet

Sauternes-Barsac Sémillon Blend 2014

Half bottle. Lovely! Thick and concentrated flavors of peach, marmalade, and melons. Glad I have another full size one a home. — 3 years ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
David, Alex and 13 others liked this

Alain Jaume & Fils

Le Crétacé Tavel Grenache Noir Blend Rosé 2019

Very nice! Nose of summer berries. Body shocked me a bit, a little heavier than I expected - but absolutely lovely! This will be a summer staple with grilled beef or smokey chicken. — 3 years ago

Alex, Douglas and 5 others liked this

Behrens & Hitchcock

Chien Lunatique Syrah 2001

In the day these guys were Epic! I traded for this wine (Covid inspired) and on a particularly cold, blustery Chicago Saturday... we did big-ass burgers and left over Greek potatoes and green beans. Match made in Heaven! Haven’t seen a plastic cork in years... 16.1... Holy Shit! No sign of alcohol on the palate... did you get that? 16.1... no alcohol on the palate? Dark, rich, cloudy, chewy—classic black fruit, pencil lead, saddle-leather notes. Still alive and balanced. What a fun wine with food on a cold winter night. — 3 years ago

Eric, David and 6 others liked this

Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Le Chevalier de Sterimberg Blanc Hermitage Marsanne Roussanne 2017

Took a chance at buying a case @$43 a bottle and definitely not regretting it. Nicely balanced fruit with the usual tartness that will mellow and integrate in the coming years. A touch of honey and a lot of fruit; very enjoyable to drink. — 3 years ago

Alex, Ericsson and 6 others liked this

Produttori del Barbaresco

Riserva Montestefano Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2015

Excellent, deep, dark and fleshier than some of the other single vineyards. Young. — 3 years ago

Alex, Byron and 10 others liked this

Joseph Swan Vineyards

Cuvée de Trois Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2016

This is my ideal Pinot noir: light, acidic, a little spicy, red fruit — 3 years ago

Mandi, Alex and 16 others liked this