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!

Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

A big styled wine with well integrated tannins. Nice notes of spice and cocoa on top of the core of ripe darker fruits. Best at cellar temp after 90 minute decant. — 3 years ago

Shay, Mike and 29 others liked this

Caymus Vineyards

40th Anniversary Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

It’s official - happy 40th @deked1! Wine is deep ruby hue, heavy tearing. Creme de cassis, molasses, pipe tobacco, nutmeg and baking spices, vanilla and oak. Pop and pour variety, fruit and oak forward. Velveteen texture.
#2012 #caymus40thanniversary #caymusvineyards #caymus #caymusoccasion #napavalley #napawine #napacabernet #cabernetcandy #oreocake
— 3 years ago

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Deked1, Shay and 30 others liked this


@Mike R Thank you, Sir! 🙏 Nothing like a Caymus and Oreo cake pairing to celebrate another trip around the sun ☀️ Take care!


@Deked1 I see you’re turning a new leaf in your 41st year with a comment! 👏👏👏👏



Domaine Sigalas

Santorini Assyrtiko 2019

2019 is super saline, vibrant, reductive yet opulent, fresh citrus. Excellent. Sadly a very low yielding vintage. — 3 years ago

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Ryan, Paul and 12 others liked this
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Where was the picture taken?
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Napa, CA

Domaine de la Tournelle

Trousseau des Corvées 2018

High acidity that really raises the tone of the fruit flavors. Some Brett, but not unpleasant at all. Pairs well with cheese as well as toast with a bit of truffle butter. — 3 years ago

Paul, Neil and 25 others liked this

Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

Les Narvaux Meursault Chardonnay 2017

So much SO2 at first, this needed a full day open to blow off. Subtle nose of wet stone, some pomaceous fruit, SO2. You could argue its flawed given the perceptible sulphur. With air and vigorous aeration it slowly unwinded and blew off. Palate is gorgeous though, it is taut with a defined sensibility to it. Lemon peel, orange zest, ripe pear, white peach, orchard blossom, crushed flint and chalk, hazelnut, popcorn, and an ever so slight touch of vanilla and spice on the long finish. A thread of reduction no surprise there. Plenty of top-of-the slope character with racy acid and mineral backbone. I find it rather finessed all in all. Would love to revisit in 5-8 years. — 3 years ago

Chris, Josh and 25 others liked this

The 50 by 50

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2017

Gerry Casale of DEVO taking us through his rose and Pinot. Thank you Quinton Jay of Bacchus Wine Shop in Millbrae, CA for making this happen! — 3 years ago

Eric, Tom and 28 others liked this
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GERRY! That is so cool! 😵


Pét-Nat Rosé Blend 2018

The Weingut Brand Pet Nats are the best I’ve ever tried. Really. So many Pet Nats can be one dimensional but Brand nails it every year. Just look at those ruby embers.

The 2018 Rose’ is weightier than the white, but still dangerously easy to drink at 10% ABV. 90% Pinot Noir and 10% Portuguiser, it lets the Pinot shine completely through, tastes like a red wine. Tart red bing cherries, green olives, and musty attic.
— 3 years ago

Sharon, Chris and 33 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Still need to get my hands on one of these...
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@Severn Goodwin they’re really great. I prefer the white slightly but they are both worthy trying

Pax Mahle Wines

Sonoma-Hillsides Syrah 2018

Whole cluster attack. Sexy everything else. @Lauren Vance and I somehow landed on fully loaded sweet relish and mustard ballpark hotdog for the nose. — 3 years ago

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Martin, Ron and 29 others liked this


Rubentis Getariako Txakolina Hondarrabi Beltza Hondarrabi Zuri Rosé Blend 2019

Watermelon and jalapeño salad. It disappeared so fast on a hot summer lunch. — 3 years ago

P, Chris and 15 others liked this
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Nice. Haven't grabbed the '19 yet.
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@Severn Goodwin I had no idea these wines could age until your ‘16-‘18 vertical. I snatched a bunch of ‘19s with confidence given your nice review.
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@Jae Cho Most things can age, even some rosé in a short window. My general rule on all rosé, we buy current release, but don't drink any of it until the next year. We certainly sample current, but have more enjoyment with them on a slight pause. Every once and a while we get those last bottles which get overlooked purposely or inadvertently, and you get to see fun stuff like that post. The '16 was still kicking ass, but it was a stronger vintage.