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 2012

Perfection like the scenery! — 20 days ago

Drew Lieberman
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James, Ron and 17 others liked this
Eric

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I must try this some day!
Raul Puga

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@Sandy Lieberman Cheers!! Great bottle 🍷

Sauza

Tres Generaciones Añejo Tequila

First time trying. It is very good. — 24 days ago

Eddie, Daniel P. and 2 others liked this

Quinta do Crasto

Reserva Douro Red Blend 2016

Portuguese Duoro from +70 year old vines with a dark inky color; takes about an hour to open up with scents of vanilla, plum and black currant. On the pallet, the wine begins very austere and rustic, gradually evolves to progressive layers of dark fruit, vanilla, cocoa, leather and piercing acidity. This a full bodied, complex wine with firm tannins and a rigid structure, medium plus alcohol. Really enjoyed this wine and pair’s excellent with red pasta and dishes rich in animal fat; do give it time to open up though, it’ll pay-off for sure.
— 25 days ago

Vanessa, Severn and 23 others liked this

Geijer Glögg

California Fernet Liqueur

Fernet. Baking spice, snickerdoodle, anise. Mouthwateringly spectacular 😋 — 20 days ago

Douglas, David and 5 others liked this

Monastero Suore Cistercensi

Benedic Red Blend 2019

Just like the 2018 vintage, this is basically a blend of mostly Sangiovese and Ciliegiolo with a small amount of Merlot added. The wine pours a translucent garnet. On the nose, the lightest touch of funk enhances the ample dark red cherry fruit. Lilies and chrysanthemums and dry dusty earth as well. On the palate, red cherry fruit is dominant and seems to overpower just about everything else right now. Medium - tannin with medium + acid. It provides an effortless pairing with food. A rather simple but charming little wine in the most wonderful ways. Giampiero Bea consults. — 22 days ago

Daniel, Andrew and 16 others liked this

Pio Cesare

Barolo Nebbiolo 2012

Yum! Aging very well. Dark fruit, light body. Firm tannins soften with air. — 25 days ago

Shay, Ceccherini and 28 others liked this
M. Christopher Roebuck

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Love it... I can't wait to go back to Piedmont. Maybe in September!!! Nice bottle @Matt Duncan
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Jealous @M. Christopher Roebuck! Will look for your posts!

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Tomo F
9.8

Year when we bought our home and moved to NJ. Opening now as we just left NJ for TX. Still young and required a bit of time to open up. Dark berries, tobacco, pencil, wet leaves, plum. Long finish. — 21 days ago

Ron, Severn and 12 others liked this
Peter van den Besselaar

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Wine is nice to mark such moments 👏

Broc Cellars

Sonoma County White Zinfandel 2019

Colour is reminiscent of Kool-Aid or push-up ice pops. Flavour reminds me of those, too. I’m getting cherry, watermelon, San Pellegrino. Been wanting to try this for a long, long time 🤤 — 23 days ago

Neil, Douglas and 11 others liked this

Margerum

Sybarite Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Outstanding value. This is acidic and tropical. Huge amount of flavor with some stone fruit, tart apple, not much grass at all, but well balanced. Margerum’s wines were some of my first in exploring SB terroir and this one reminds me of the excellence he had at wine cask. — 24 days ago

Matt, Ira and 5 others liked this