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!


Echezeaux Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2016

One of the standouts from today’s Pinot flight.
Oak still dominates but all the pieces for greatness are in tow.
— 4 years ago

Aaron, Daniel and 16 others liked this
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Drinking well 👍
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See that Rippon there.😋

Evening Land Vineyards

Seven Springs Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

94 in San Francisco. Windows open, music blasting, cold wine flowing. — 4 years ago

Rodney, Shawn and 18 others liked this

G.D. Vajra

Langhe Nebbiolo 2017

Lovely. Juicy, fresh red fruit with roses and violets. — 4 years ago

Eric, Dave and 38 others liked this

Leeuwin Estate

Art Series Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

This magnum from Leeuwin estate Cab art series is a garnet in colour with the rims showing alight orange tinge showing the ripening of the wine. This seven year old vintage is “a point” in terms of ripening. Definitely not a Bordeaux style can but more of a Connewarre style Cab exhibits red cherry, raspberry and leather notes. In terms of length, 40-50 sec finish. Pairs beautifully with lamb (big green egg) roast. Beautiful! — 4 years ago

Jeffrey, P and 13 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Contesa

Abruzzo Pecorino 2017

Beautiful Pecorino from Abruzzo. Light & easy to enjoy with plenty of floral notes with some mild tropical fruit on the palate. Love this live version of this once in a lifetime collaboration as well. Seems like Vega & Chilton we’re loving every minute of this. — 4 years ago

Daniel P., Rick and 34 others liked this
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Great picture

Château-Grillet (Neyret-Gachet)

Viognier 2001

Rick K

Holy Shit wine. That color! This is why I fell in love with Grillet the first time I had the 1986 and 1987 vintages at the Waikiki Shell in the Summer of 1992 watching some great concert I have long since forgotten. But not the wine. Smoke, mango, lychee (really, I had a tree in my yard growing up and know what they taste like fresh from the tree). — 4 years ago

Iwan, Craig and 26 others liked this


St. Eden Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

Paul H

Broke into this the other night. This was a second bottle following an Opus that had been decanting prior to this bottle. The pop and sip found it very tight. Initial aroma was like warm blackberry pie. Initial taste was heavily tilted to just fruit with a touch of currants. Fast forward to about an hour. Quick sip to see how it was coming along. Cedar and chocolate started to show up now. Nose has a little less berry and touches of earth as well. After another 45 minutes finally had the first glass. Still opening up but complexity started to shine. But the second glass really started to shine showing all of it nuances. Cedar, licorice, tobacco, graphite and spices. The two plus hours of decanting was well worth the wait. The tannins were close to perfect for me. This was a rare treat to which I owe thanks to my host for opening. — 4 years ago

Shay, P and 17 others liked this

Château Pavie Macquin

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

It's time for some #MerlotThursday. Here is a fruit forward Merlot from Bordeaux.

Showing black and red fruits with wood, vanilla, earth, vegetables, spices, tobacco leaf, wet leaves, black tea, black pepper, spices, dark coffee, earth and leather.

Medium finish with firm tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is still young and a little harsh, even after opening up, with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Needed 3 hours to open up.

Showing great potential. This is from a great vintage, and will age nicely in the next 20 years. I would suggest not to touch it for another 3 years.

I've had the 2012 last year, and although this is much younger, it is much tastier already.

Robert Parker 94 points.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 84% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 4 years ago

Shay, Greg and 29 others liked this

Bodega Chacra

Mainque Chardonnay 2017

Balanced with nice acidity. A touch of oak but just the right amount. Nice to switch it up away from the typical now and then. A new world style but not overdone. Has a few reminders of Burgundy in there... — 4 years ago

Ryan, Shay and 13 others liked this

Domaine Charles Audoin

Bourgogne Aligoté 2017

On an abnormally hot day in San Francisco, this wine was exactly what I needed. Lemon oil, high acid, crisp ⚡️⚡️⚡️ — 4 years ago

Dan, Severn and 18 others liked this