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!


Contrabandista Medium Dry Amontillado Blend Jerez-Xérès-Sherry Palomino Fino Pedro Ximénez

Has a lushness & deep, amber glow to a host of tertiary flavors including butterscotch & mushrooms. In contrast to Valdespino s standard Amontillado, which is a fresh young thing. Think this is the middle aged brother, a bit wiser $ snappy. For less than 25$, yowza. — 3 years ago

Alex, P and 10 others liked this


I want the label!
Peter Sultan

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Perfect sipping wine in a Hastings winter@Joanne Calandra !

Jean Vesselle

Brut Réserve Champagne Blend

First time having this wine and it was fantastic. Drinking very well right now. — 3 years ago

Ron, Shay and 12 others liked this

Big Table Farm

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Solid Pinot as always. Sour cherries in spades. — 3 years ago

Shay, Eric and 16 others liked this


Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2016

It’s a baby. Yet, powerful and brooding. Blue and black fruits, with a little graphite. Incredible mouthfeel and longer finish. #thx i JT for the taste — 3 years ago

David, "Odedi" and 23 others liked this
Shay A

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Magnificent wine!

Domaine François Raveneau

Valmur Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2016

Opulent, unctuous, lemon rind, steel and sea salt. Young but delicious. — 3 years ago

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Hugh, Keith and 35 others liked this
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Great bottle

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Grgich Hills Estate

Estate Grown Napa Valley Zinfandel 2014

In the mood for a Zin and this one will do just fine. Pop and pour. Jammy dark fruit and coffee beans. Old style Zin. High alcohol (14.7%) comes off a little hot, but not overwhelming. — 3 years ago

Paul, David and 14 others liked this


@Deborah M Good looking puppy 🐶 Cheers 🍷
Deborah M

Deborah M

Thank you @P A . Good thing she’s cute because she’s a little monster.


@Deborah M Deborah growing up and living on a working farm we love pets. From Canada 🇨🇦 cheers

Franck Balthazar

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2017

Darn good. Savory, meaty. Delicious. — 3 years ago

Bob, A. and 15 others liked this

Ferrando Vini

Cariola Erbaluce di Caluso 2016

Vibrant white flower on the nose / green apple, wet stone, medium to med to med+ body, round and a touch homies but with some linearity—nice burst of acidity lifting the palate. Pretty long finish — 3 years ago

S.S., Ron and 14 others liked this
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Ferrando 🙌🏽


Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2018

Ron R

So consistent. We are happy we are on the allocation. Honeysuckle and butterscotch play out on the nose. Beautiful display on the palate. Starts with a burst of energy, which effortlessly glides onto bright citrus notes, with sherbet. So clean and refreshing, we could drink this like water! — 3 years ago

Sharon, P and 55 others liked this
Brandon T

Brandon T

Will be picking some of this up next week @Ron R ! Great notes.
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Thanks, @Brandon Thurber. For the loot, we consider Aubert to be at the top of his game, bar none!
Evan Bienstock

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But so young.... must be hard to wait.