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!

Giuseppe Quintarelli

Valpolicella Classico Superiore Corvina Blend 2006

World champion. Raisin nose, rose petals, seamless palate. Humbling. En magnum — 2 years ago

Alex, Andrew and 21 others liked this

Castello Romitorio

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2015

Alder Yarrow

Because if you’re gonna drive all the way to Colorado, you might as well bring some wine with you, right? Steaks on the grill and this glassful of dusty earth, cherries, sandalwood and leather. Needs air, like a lot of Sangiovese, but after an hour it begins really singing. — 2 years ago

Ira, Eddie and 16 others liked this

Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2006

And so it happened that after 30 years or so since I started to fel in love with wine the wife says: “I think it’s time I learned more about wine”. Even when you thought live is not longer capable to surprise you, it does🤣 so after finishing a bottle of Gloria ‘06 we opened a bottle Pontet Canet ‘06 and the education started. And with a little help of the internet we kicked of, meanwhile swapped the full bottle into a empty bottle 🤪 so now we find another reason to drink some wine, let there be rock!! — 2 years ago

Peter, Stef and 29 others liked this
Peter van den Besselaar

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Lovely story, Willem. I took me wife on a course 30 years ago 😂


Bourgogne Chardonnay 2019

Terrific BB—modern, great freshness & acidity. Flinty, lime zest, saline, acidic. Evolved nicely over five hours. — 2 years ago

Alsu Shakirova
with Alsu
Michael, Brian and 17 others liked this

Quilceda Creek

Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Letting wine breath. This is an excellent wine. Buy it!! — 2 years ago

Tom, Jason and 22 others liked this
Sharon B

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Nice decanter!
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Lovely home and a great wine to compliment your space. Bravo @Hugh O'Riordan
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Ron, every time I walk into my home I think of my grandmother. I wish she was here to see her handy work. Hugh

Bodegas Los Bermejos

Lanzarote Listán Negro Rosado 2020

This was a delicious pairing with lobster toast. It had crisp minerality and peach, apricot, orange peel notes.

Rosado from Lanzarote island of the Canary Islands 🇮🇨 Cheers!
— 2 years ago

with Deked1
Deked1, Severn and 30 others liked this

Bow and Arrow

'Melon' Melon de Bourgogne 2019

Heavy mineral aroma. Juicy acidity, starts as an unripe blueberry but finishes like grapefruit. Love the tartness, wish I opened it on a sunset porch nite! — 2 years ago

Drew Fitchette
with Drew
Alex, Boris and 2 others liked this

Long Shadows Vintners

Chester-Kidder Columbia Valley Red Blend 2016

This is a delicious red blend from Washington State. Showing blackberries, coffee, chocolates, vanilla, cedar, earth, light vegetables, licorice, spices and tobacco leaf.

Full bodied with medium acidity. Dry on the palate and very fruity.

Nicely balanced with a great mouthfeel and nice complexity.

Good right out of the bottle and better with airtime. After 90 minutes of airtime, tannins comes out.

Tangy and rich. Spicy and interesting.

Feels like a mix of Bordeaux and a Napa blend. Very interesting and tasty.

Would age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.

A blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah and 12% Petit Verdot.

14.9% alcohol by volume.

92 points.

— 2 years ago

Daniel, Matt and 32 others liked this

Joh. Jos. Prüm

Graacher Himmelreich Spätlese Riesling 2017

A great wine in the making but the residual sugar still very pronounced and needs time for the pit fruit to harmonize with the smoke, stone and herbal elements — 2 years ago

Severn, Matt and 19 others liked this
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Appetizing picture.