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!

Château Lamothe Castera

Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Very dry and clean with ripe red fruit. Favorite — 3 years ago

Eric, Paul and 7 others liked this

Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Wow! Beautifully evolved and the fruit is still right there, even on night three! Very elegant and of course well balanced. Love Silver Oak!! — 3 years ago

Eric, Yianni and 6 others liked this
Matt Duncan

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Cheers @Rick Wolfen ! Great vintage!

Realm Cellars

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Enjoyed this with a black pepper-encrusted gold-grade Waygu filet mignon from Snake River Farms. Both were amazing! — 3 years ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
Iwan, Paul and 12 others liked this

Janzen Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Deep Ruby and a very restrained style of Napa Cab made by Kirk Venge. I like the balance between bright black fruit like blackberry, cassis, black Cherry and cola with subtle earthy notes of forest floor, leather, mocha and mint. This has lots of finesse. Ripe Tannins but will be better in two years. FYI this contains a fair amount of declassified cab from Beckstoffer vineyards like Missouri Hopper. — 3 years ago

Josh, Severn and 7 others liked this

Chateau Souverain

Bourbon Barrel Aged California Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Cork smelled sort of ripe and bright. Legs, 10/10. Aged 60 days in a bourbon barrel. Syrupy sweet smell on the nose, maple and pecan. Taste is smooth with a delightful oaky and pecan-y finish. Not very much tannin and not very bold, but I think I like this one so much because of how much pecan I get. I'll definitely buy this one again. — 3 years ago

Paul, Eric and 6 others liked this

AT Roca

Anima Mundi Camí dels Xops M. Ancestral Maccabeu Xarello 2019

Spanish sparkling wine, methode ancestral, unfiltered. So delicious. My new favorite champs. Perfect with rich, salty appetizers and seafood. 2019. — 3 years ago

Peter, Alex and 3 others liked this


Estate Grown Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018

An obvious fruit forward Russian valley Pinot Noir... but don’t sleep on this one! Rochioli makes a great Pinot, would order again! — 3 years ago

Eric, Paul and 7 others liked this


Village Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Wonderful wine: beautifully balanced, delicious fruit, great price. — 3 years ago

Eric, leon and 10 others liked this

Columbia Crest

H3 Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Nice deep color, good dark fruit, nice body - great value for the price. — 3 years ago

Eric, leon and 1 other liked this