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!

Orin Swift

Palermo Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Deep color and incredible nose. Picking up french oak, cassis, blackberry, and sugar crystals. Wonderfully, lightly tannic. Nice complexity, delicious finish. — 2 years ago

Paul, Eddie and 14 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2016

Elegant nose with black current, plum and black raspberry fruit with accents of graphite and tamari. Palate shows high toned cassis, plum and pomegranate fruit with sweet fruit tannins and energetic, zesty acidity. Mineral driven berry fruit tones dominate the finish. So precisely balanced that it is throughly enjoyable now but demonstrates the potential for and easy 7 to 10 years of development. — 2 years ago

Martin, Ericsson and 18 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Viña Alberdi Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2016

Fourth of five fun, fantastic, and frugal wines for everyday drinking. The kind that are an unbelievably great deal! Rioja from a classic producer and a great vintage at that. This wine has that perfect red wine color, not too faded not too bright. The nose is perfect as well: red fruit, chocolate, oak, and good hints of tabaco and leather. Pure decadence on the pallet: big, broad, bold and a lengthy finish. For around twenty three bucks this is a no-brainer, decanting is not even necessary. Cheers. — 2 years ago

Vanessa, Juan and 35 others liked this
Juan Pablo Perez

Juan Pablo Perez

👍Great QPR


Yes Sir!

Azienda Agricola Fontodi

Chianti Classico Sangiovese 2018

Fontodi, Chianti Classico, ABV 14.5%, Vintage 2018.

We love pairing Sangiovese wine with food. The vibrant acidity always counterbalances the saltiness of most dishes and accentuates savory, rich food flavors, sometimes playing a supporting role, and always willing to share the center stage. Not to mention it offers firm tannins which are especially complementary with red meats.

This organically-produced wine offers concentrated sour cherry, pomegranate, black currant fruit notes, alongside violet, licorice, pencil shavings, sweet balsamic aromas and flavors; with secondary notes of vanilla, clove, cedar; and tertiary notes (not necessarily due to age) of leather, tobacco, animal, and earth. In sum, it’s layered and interesting, while also being simply delicious, especially with some time to breathe.

This wine hails from vineyards located in the “Conca d’Oro” valley of Chianti Classico DOCG located in Tuscany region of Central Italy. It was aged for 18 months in Allier and Tronçais barriques.
— 2 years ago

with Deked1
Deked1, Eddie and 35 others liked this


Hi Quality producer!


@ESF It comes through in the wine! 🍷🍷🙌🙌

Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2008

This wine is absolutely sensational I would highly recommend this as it will become a legend from Napa with the Rupert & Rothschild overview this will go on to make ground across the globe — 2 years ago

Daniel Williams
with Daniel
Patrick, Jonathan and 16 others liked this

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Great wine 🍷

Roberto Henriquez


Pale ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of red cherry, red plum, forest floor, savory herbs; dry, medium plus acid, medium refined tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, pronounced intensity flavors consistent with aromas; beautifully perfumed, balanced, outstanding — 2 years ago

Paul, Daniel P. and 9 others liked this

Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon

Viré-Clessé Chardonnay 2019

⚡️electric, lemon oil, creamy/angular tension, playful. — 2 years ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
Andrew, Jim and 22 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Picking up a 6 pack of this, tonight.
Byron Hewett

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I like the wine glass and the size of the pour!!

Val di Suga (Angelini)

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2015

Black and red cherry fruit aromas, dried cran and raisin, display a light tangerine, sage, aloe and pepper dust. Sweet tobacco, and spot on measures of cedar and smoke. Dried cherry, pointedly tart raspberry, black cherry, cocoa, coffee, and tarragon round out the palate. Juicy in places; lean on the pyrotechnics. Balanced in a word.

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— 2 years ago

David, Ericsson and 15 others liked this

Dominus Estate

Napanook Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

After pop-n-pour: not giving much. Clenched, reticent.
After two hours this is still tight, but starting to show blackberries, black cherries, smoke, cedar and ink.
Approachable, better to wait a few more years and let it turn into something beautiful.
— 2 years ago

Jelle, Josh and 22 others liked this