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!

Emblem

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Emblem Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008: Full-bodied. Dark ripe fruits. Awesome tannins. Elegant hints of smoke & oak. Well balanced with a smooth, long finish. A great expression of a Napa Valley cab! Cheers🍷 — a month ago

Matt, Jeff and 9 others liked this

South City Ciderworks

Original Blend Hard Cider

Hard cider. 6.9% ABV - it will sneak up on you. — 24 days ago

Severn, Ron and 19 others liked this

Domaine Auguste Clape

Cornas Syrah 2016

An intriguing wine with depth. Notes of black cherry and purple fruit awashed with a finish that does not relent. Violet and a slight pepper quality. Just hits the spot. Paired with a heavy stew. — a month ago

Paul, Milissa and 27 others liked this

Paul Hobbs

Hyde Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Slightly richer style but still light on the mouthfeel. Hyde vineyard is such a consistent producer of high quality grapes and PH did a fantastic job with them! — 23 days ago

Claudia, Mike and 22 others liked this
Billy L.

Billy L.

@Peter Hladun -Well said! Love Paul Hobbs! Always a treat🍇🍷👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Arianna Occhipinti

Terre Siciliane Il Frappato 2017

Wow! For some reason this wine is pretty well allocated in the Midwest. What a beautiful bottle. The nose Screams bright red fruit think raspberry, cherries, Red currents. This wine has a fantastic acidity to it gripping yet balanced. Lighter in style this wine is insanely drinkable at 12.5%. Easily one of my top 10 wines of the year, perfect wine for summer with a slight chill on it. — 25 days ago

Andrew, Noella and 18 others liked this

Monastero Suore Cistercensi

Coenobium Ruscum Lazio Bianco Trebbiano Blend 2018

Opens with orange peel and white pepper, cider, tea, all sorts of florals. Oxidative, tart and perfumed. Perfect trifecta in this beautiful amber wine.

Day two it is more prominently mineral, more lemon-focused citrus, and showing an aroma of brown bread. Really quite wonderful.
— a month ago

Matt, Chris and 32 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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An a delicious bowl of yumminess!
Josh Morgenthau

Josh Morgenthau

@Severn Goodwin it was actually a perfect pairing for “homemade” ramen! Broth is vegetarian miso, shiitake, kombu base. Noodles are very un-homemade supermarket top ramen, topped with veggies and soft boiled eggs. Secret ingredient is butter. Necessity proving again a fertile mother for invention during the pandemic.

Pax Mahle Wines

Pax Quail Run Vineyard Valdiguié 2018

This wine pisses me off it is so good. It is alive. I hate to kill it but I must for the job. Drink chilled. It’s peppers and flowers and pastilles and it prickles the tongue. There is perhaps a teeny hint of brett at the end. The pleasant type of grounds this dancing prancing enchanting wine. — 24 days ago

Severn, Paul and 33 others liked this

Cakebread Cellars

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2017

Greenish goldish on the eye. On the nose it is sweet, honey like, with scents of orange blossom and stone fruits. On the pallet, it is heavy; starts off with a burst of freshness, followed by citrus acidity, and a sweet vanilla-like medium finish. Bold and intriguing with sweet intentions. After a several hours of airtime however, the sweet intentions are converted on to fresh lusty vives... — 24 days ago

P, Ron and 18 others liked this

Charles Ellner

Carte Blanche Brut Champagne Blend

I recently acquired a couple of tins of boutique caviar so I thought it fitting to spoil my parents and their out-of-town friends with a fun caviar tasting, and where there’s caviar there ought to always be champagne. My wife & I picked trusty ol’ Charles Ellner for the occasion and, per usual, it did just fine 👌🏻 — a month ago

Krystal Vento
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Krystal, Eric and 30 others liked this