Tasting Notes: Weekly Roundup

Happy Friday! Before we celebrate the long holiday 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!

Walter Scott

X Novo Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

Rob N

I greatly enjoyed this chardonnay that was exceptionally balanced — just oaky enough, not too oaky, for instance. But I actually preferred the Walter Scott I had drunk before, by a slight margin. It had a toastier, tobacco flavor profile whereas this one was more traditional. — 2 years ago

Ira, Byron and 12 others liked this


Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2017

Like a wine equivalent of a Manhattan. Very tasty, well balanced, soft tannins, long finish, want more — 2 years ago

Paul, Byron and 9 others liked this

Tommaso Bussola

Ca' del Laito Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore Corvina Blend 2016

Really love this one. Second bottle. A little earthy on the nose and pretty silky in the mouth with some berries and soft tannins that linger. — 2 years ago

Byron, Paul and 4 others liked this

Raul Pérez

Ultreia Saint Jacques Mencía 2018

Raul Perez Mencias are always full of perfumes and textures. Ultreia is fresh rose petals, lavender, red currants, and cinnamon. Spice and bite. Equally elegant and assertive. — 2 years ago

"Odedi", Sharon and 28 others liked this

Bodegas Alto Moncayo

Veraton Garnacha 2017

Delicious Spanish red. Fruit forward w some tannins at PnP but w a little time opened into the delicious garnacha that it is. Depth and spice w ample acidity. Really good now, probably a killer in 2-5 more years. — 2 years ago

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with Gail, Randall and 1 other
Gail, Tom and 20 others liked this
Gail Brater

Gail Brater

Great part of big birthday celebration

Caymus Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Beautiful dark burgundy color with aromas of earthy forest fruits, licorice, and leather. After it opens, it has beautiful vanilla flavors. Rich, full bodied, and chewy. Would be a wine to enjoy with a nicely marbled steak! — 2 years ago

Eddie, Daniel P. and 2 others liked this

Château Lalande-Borie

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

I regret not aging this longer! But my friends and I loved it. Blackberries, dried herbs, plums. Great structure. Just a delicious wine. I think it’s a good value for $45ish. — 2 years ago

Doug, Josh and 18 others liked this
Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

Scott@Mister A’s-San Diego

2015 vintage drinking nicely as well. delicate wine punctuated with pretty notes throughout.

Bodega Catena Zapata

D.V. Catena Historico Mendoza Red Blend 2017

Deep opaque ruby with hints of purple; medium plus intensity aromas of cooked black fruit and intense oak influence, blackberry jam, black plum, black cherry, cloves, cinnamon, cedar, vanilla; dry, medium plus acid, medium plus ripe tannins, medium alcohol, medium plus body, medium plus intensity flavors that are a bit more savory than aromas, dried black currant, dried plum; long finish, this wine is very concentrated and well balanced — 2 years ago

Josh, Juan and 9 others liked this


Three Sisters Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009

Perfect for omakase sushi night with Chef Tatsu. Grippy orange peels, some cherry fruit, balanced and ready to go. Bravo Helen! — 2 years ago

John, Romain and 9 others liked this