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!

La Jota Vineyard Co.

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Soft, lovely, bread-y nose of black currant fur, licorice, light mint forcing upward, sprouting through potting soil. Cinnamon and blueberry warmly embraced by dark bread and small specks of black pepper. Fruit tannins thickly house-painted across your front teeth in a real sense. Muscle. Licorice-charcoal, bitters, blackberry, black currant, graphite-smoke halo, black cherry, oak and cedar, wound up and closed in places, but powerhouse lurking in the shadows.

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— 2 months ago

Severn, Serge and 11 others liked this

El Enemigo

Mendoza Malbec 2018

Delicious, but not surprising. you get what you pay for. Picked this up for $30. Opaque rich red purple color. Paired with Argentinian beef & spinach/cheese ravioli-outstanding. — 2 months ago

LM, Andrew and 3 others liked this

Maybach Family Vineyards

Amoenus Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Second time having this wine. Dark ruby with a nose of blackberries, cassis, violets, and lavender. Also picking up notes of anise and vanilla this time. Perfectly balanced, everyone is playing well together on this wine. The acidity, tannin, and fruit are in perfect harmony across the long, powerful finish. Had to pair this with a nice steak. Did a steak tasting along with this wine. Cast iron seared Snake River Farms(SRF) ribeye medallion, SRF sirloin, and a local grocery store NY strip. I would have expected the ribeye to be the winner, but the sirloin was the favorite for all of us. All that being said the wine paired perfectly. Also had a glass of this wine with my wife’s pot roast the day before and it was divine. Hearty beef is a perfect pairing for this powerful wine. — 2 months ago

Tom, David and 8 others liked this


On the White Keys White Blend 2021

Very soft and well balanced. I had a New Zealand SB just before this glass and the difference is striking. Subtle with milder citrus and soft mouth feel. — 2 months ago

Dawn, Ted and 3 others liked this


Cascinetta Vietti Moscato d'Asti 2020

Tangy and lightly sweet with lots of citrus fruit. Tangerine, green apple, lime, and honeysuckle. Gentle fizz and holds up to a little spice in your food. — 2 months ago

Byron, Joseph and 5 others liked this


O'Riada Canberra District Shiraz 2021

The essence of cool climate Aussie Shiraz. Spicy dark fruits with white pepper and aniseed. Delicious! 👍🏽 — 2 months ago

Nicolas, Jan and 6 others liked this

Château Beau-Séjour Bécot

Saint-Émilion 1er Grand Cru Classé Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Just wow. I was grateful to be welcomed into a friends home in Paris and enjoyed this wine with dinner. — 2 months ago

Ted, Alex and 5 others liked this

Louis Roederer

Rosé Vintage Champagne Blend 2015

Scented with red fruits and mealy complexity, the wine is rich and layered, the mousse is fine and soft and an absolute pleasure to drink! — 2 months ago

Matt Ward
with Matt
Vino, Andrew and 9 others liked this


We are identifying this wine.

this door was sealed shut at first…unripe apricot, stone and shell, bitter lemon, brutal acid, some fleeting floral characteristics snuffed out instantly….day three the greek chorus emerges (“absent figures” appearing in the glass perhaps?), parts the clouds and plugs you deep into the earth, grapes as ancient microbes in a salt water bath enclosed in columns of clay on a torqued caramel apple plinth with a dry-sherry frieze. — 2 months ago

Jess Paley
with Jess
Ira, Nicolas and 6 others liked this
Josh Morgenthau

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Great notes. Vintage?
William Paley

William Paley

alas…..thanks for the catch - 2016