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!

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2008

2008 vintage. Age is not shown, can last another decade. Brilliant color, nose intensity mild but with finesse. Aromas from the barrel are more noticed than fruit. Elegant palate. — 2 years ago

Andrew, Daniel and 10 others liked this

Harlan Estate

Napa Valley Proprietary Red Blend 2017

Vibrant, carefree nose of wild blueberries, black raspberries, crushed black currants and boysenberries with lovely floral nuances of candied violets and rose hips plus touches of cedar and pencil shavings. Medium-bodied, this incredibly light on its feet, with amazing intensity and energy, framed by very finely grained tannins and bold freshness, finishing very long and mineral-laced. — 2 years ago

Steve, Paul and 14 others liked this


St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

N: Plums and tobacco, some cedar.Liquorice, deep.
P: some big cherries, but black, nice balance of wood and acidity. Very nicely crafted. Some dirt, as it airs, you almost get pomegranates. It’s lovely and very easy to drink.
— 2 years ago

Juan, Lyle and 21 others liked this
Lyle Fass

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She is great

Château Troplong Mondot

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Dark ruby in color. Black fruit and floral to the nose. Ripe blackberry and cherry with creamy coffee, oak and earthy note on the palate . Moderate and silky tannins. Long smooth finish to end an enjoyable experience. A bit too young at the moment to compare with other ripe Bordeaux reds. Bet it mature nicely with age. — 2 years ago

Ericsson, jesus and 3 others liked this


Louise Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir 2017

Black cherry, red currants, bramble, iron, turned dry earth, cardamom. Ripe and filling across the palate. Stays lithe throughout. Gorgeous texture and composure. A warm vintage handled skillfully by Mr. Doerner and team. Per usual. — 2 years ago

Ericsson, John and 12 others liked this

Château Pradeaux

Bandol Mourvedre - Cinsault Rosé Blend 2020

Wild caught salmon color, ripe plum flavor, full lingering finish, superb 😋 — 2 years ago

Ericsson, Douglas and 10 others liked this


Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2015

Deep garnet; open perfumed nose with cherry and spice on top; palate is ripe enough to suggest a dark fruit compote with a note of licorice, but with plenty of moderating acidity and round tannin. — 2 years ago

Andrew, Ira and 9 others liked this

Fattorie Romeo Del Castello

Allegracore Etna Rosso DOC Nerello Mascalese-Nerello Cappuccio Blend 2015

Cellar raid #11- love this Contrada - one of the consistently most elegant wines on the volcano. — 2 years ago

Ted, LM and 14 others liked this
Ted Corvey

Ted Corvey

Etna flex!


Albahra Chingao Almansa Garnacha Tintorea (Alicante Bouschet) 2020

Upscale party wine. Brings the jocks, punks, geeks, and goth kids all to the table.

Super light, fruity, mineral. Goes down like water, but full of depth of flavor. Certified banger.
— 2 years ago

with Nellie
Ericsson, Douglas and 10 others liked this