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!

Patz & Hall

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2017

This was fantastic. Everything in the right places. — a year ago

Shay, Peter and 12 others liked this

Tenuta di Trinoro

Le Cupole Rosso Toscana Red Blend 2017

Baking chocolate, leather, black cherry, olive, cigar box, clove, black tea. — a year ago

Shawn, LM and 13 others liked this

Jean Foillard

"Cuvée Corcelette" Morgon Gamay 2018

Gourmand et jovial à souhait. À la fois facile à boire, et doté d’une remarquable complexité aromatique. Addictif !

Greedy and jovial. Both easy to drink and endowed with remarkable aromatic complexity. Addictive !
— a year ago

Douglas, Severn and 33 others liked this

Château Rauzan-Ségla

Margaux Grand Cru Classé Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Wow. A lot going on here and subtly so. Black fruit, plums, tea, rose petals and orange. Medium bodied and very gentle multifaceted tannins on the palate, with equally delicate but definite minerality. Full finish extending this all with grace. Very elegant. — a year ago

Eric, Peter and 16 others liked this

Michael Pozzan Winery

Annabella Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Slightly sweet, really good and smooth. Very easy to drink, very very slightly acidic. Had at hunan manor for 28th bday with sonal aunty, pretty good with spicy food — a year ago

Eric, leon and 6 others liked this

Beta Wine

Montecillo Vineyard Moon Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

This is my first go with the 2014 Montecillo. Based off my experience with the 2013 vintage, I opened this bottle seven hours ahead of time, well in advance of our dinner. I poured a small taste and the wine seemed to have quite a bit of vigor with noticeable, but not obnoxious, volatile acidity so I poured the rest through a Soirée and into a ship’s decanter to breath. Eight hours later, the VA was still present but integrated. One thing is for sure, this wine is unique. Unusual notes of Middle Eastern spiced meat, herbs de Provence, orange zest, and eucalyptus. Not exactly what I would normally expect from Cabernet Sauvignon and yet, this is utterly satisfying. This is a high acid wine and the tannins are mostly imperceptible which makes this bottle quite a bit different from the 2013 version which is a bit of a beast. The 2014 Montecillo is about as fresh as they come out of California these days and the finish is long. The acid leads me to believe it will cellar a long time but it’s hard to say how beneficial that would be. One thing is for certain, these wines from Ketan Mody are wholly unique and probably won’t be for everyone…but I love them. I’m hoping the Jasud Estate can bounce back from the fires of 2020. — a year ago

Paul, Shay and 18 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Nice notes sir.

Tenuta Il Poggione

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2015

Full of flavour this one, stone fruit and great tannins. — a year ago

Paul, Douglas and 10 others liked this

Masi

Costasera Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Corvina Blend 2015

Very well-balanced. Blueberries, plums and leather. I added some to the beef stew I made and it sang. I would rather drink this one than cook with it though. Very nice. — a year ago

LM, Eric and 7 others liked this

Cakebread Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Decanted for 6 hours, complex yet smooth/medium bodied — a year ago

Peter, Rob and 8 others liked this