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!

Domaine Faiveley (Joseph Faiveley)

Clos des Cortons Faiveley Monopole Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2011

Bright cherry. Strawberry. Grass early. Finished crisp apple. — 16 days ago

Alex, Matt and 12 others liked this
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Bloomer Creek Vineyard

Tanzen Dame Barrow Vineyard Reserve Dry Riesling 2017

Fresh honey, apricot preserves, “smells like jam,” bae says from the sofa.

Liquid honeycomb, slight effervescence and slight petrol note round it for the perfect balanced sip.

Love the straw golden reflection in the glass, too.
— 18 days ago

Severn, Iwan and 11 others liked this

Château Prieuré-Lichine

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

2015 vintage. Tons of smoke and baby fat front-loaded. Back end starting to come together. Big-bodied. A little disjointed currently but all the components are there for this to be really really beautiful in 3-4 years. A fave, bang for the buck/qpr Margaux producer. Rating a 9.2 but could see it at 9.4 retasting in 2025. — 19 days ago

Ira, Jay and 9 others liked this

Domaine Roulot

Clos des Bouchères Monopole Meursault 1er Cru Chardonnay 2012

Tasted his entire lineup of 12’s when I visited him at his winery. This was my favorite! — 16 days ago

Ericsson, Alex and 24 others liked this

Domaine de la Pépière

Clos des Briords Cuvée Vieilles Vignes Muscadet Sèvre & Maine Sur Lie Melon de Bourgogne 2019

Lemon, white pepper, nectarine, licorice and fennel. Did I mention lemon? Salty and razor sharp, with dept and length. Vivid, full of bursting energy. Best Muscadet I have tasted so far. — 18 days ago

Jeroen, Ericsson and 13 others liked this

Luis Pato

Vinhas Velhas (Branco) Vinho Regional Beiras White Blend 2016

Revisiting this vintage, almost three years since my first review. Truly a stunning wine at this price point. It has developed a honeycomb and golden apple quality that is reminiscent of Loire chenin, and a combination of minerality and richness that suggests Alsace. But enough with the banal comparisons; this stands on its own as an outstanding white from indigenous varieties. A tad volatile, but it works well for the style. Terrific food companion and one of the finest values out there. — 19 days ago

Jason, Alex and 13 others liked this

Bonny Doon Vineyard

Le Cigare Blanc Roussanne Grenache Blanc 2019

Color of light egg white, bubbly with a hint of green. Nose of nice ripe tropical fruits, like pineapple and banana, a bit spicy and acidic , a touch of mineral. Nose is nice. Taste is a nice balance of acidity, mineral, and tiny bit of sweetness, a bit more green apple, and a bit flowering note. Clean and enjoyable. Aftertaste is quite long with addition of zest, and warmth at the throat. Good summer blanc. — 18 days ago

Jonathan, Alex and 13 others liked this

Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Riserva Rancia Chianti Classico Sangiovese Blend 2016

The perfect pairing for homemade ricotta ravioli and a simple red sauce... Tight acidity that keeps pace with the fresh tomatoes. Room to develop for sure but it relaxed pretty quickly 1-2 hours after opening — 19 days ago

Alex, Billy and 12 others liked this

Once & Future Wines

Old Hill Ranch Zinfandel 2018

This was our “back-up” bottle just in case the 1981 Clos du Val Zinfandel was DOA. In the end, the vitality of the ’81 rendered a back-up unnecessary however, we were resolved to open this nevertheless. The Old Hill Ranch is a historic vineyard endowed with a natural beauty that has few peers. Carefully farmed as a field blend with 30 other varieties, the vineyard is thought to be home to the oldest vines grafted to St. George rootstock (some of them are over 130 years old!!). The wine pours a bright ruby with no signs of sediment. On the nose, dark sour cherry, meat fat, brambles, and pie spice. On the palate, a mix of tart dark and red fruits, minerals, and a soft touch of baking spice. The finish is dry and long. Remarkable structure. Medium+ tannin, medium+ acid. This is a wine with tremendous vigor and it’s just getting started. While this is drinking very well already, I suspect these will have a very long life and should drink very well into the 2030’s and possibly, beyond. — 20 days ago

Shay, Byron and 14 others liked this