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 Jean Michel Stéphan

So'Brune Côte-Rôtie Viognier Syrah 2019

Lyle Fass

Does Syrah get any better? No!!!

Day 2 notes. Insane nose. Floral and violets. Amazing clearly defined berry fruit. Wow. Just stunning. Blueberry. Blackberry. Game. Mint. This is a perfect nose. 10.

Wow that’s an amazing palate. So silky, so sweet, so elegant. This is a 10.0 now overnight. Just stunning wine. Genius!!!
— 2 years ago

Severn, Andrew and 25 others liked this
Lyle Fass

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@Pooneet K the real deal.

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What a review! Wow!


Brothers Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

What an amazing bottle with my fiancé celebrating our two year anniversary of dating!! Fruit forward but smooth and earthy — 2 years ago

Ira, Paul and 3 others liked this

Fattoria di Fèlsina Berardenga

Fontalloro Toscana Sangiovese 2018

Redolent on the nose, lots of finesse on the palate and especially notable for ripe, silky tannins. Not a powerhouse this is instead the epitome of elegance. Black cherry, sour cherry, clove, leather, violet and celery balsamic notes dominate the nose with the palate filling out with forest floor and a silky texture. Already showing good tertiary notes but clearly there is much more to come. — 2 years ago

Ted, Andrew and 11 others liked this

Marchesi Antinori

Tignanello Toscana Super Tuscan Blend 2018

Another excellent vintage of one of our favorite Tuscan wines. Powerful burst of black cherry flavor, smoky, with a hint of pepper, smooth, dry, and an excellent wine to pair with red sauce meals. — 2 years ago

Ron, Vanessa and 6 others liked this

Merry Edwards

Olivet Lane Pinot Noir 2018

We tasted a lot of wine at Merry Edwards. The new winemaker, Heidi von der Mehden, even popped in to say hello during the tasting. I will wait to review the rest of what I ordered as I open them, but this was my wine of the tasting for me. I have enjoyed every vintage of Olivet Lane that I have tried thus far, and this was no exception. This wine was full bodied, ripe fruit, and push mouthfeel. I tend to like Olivet Lane after its had a few years of age — really all of her wines are better with a little age IMO. — 2 years ago

Shay, Tom and 13 others liked this

W. & J. Graham's

Vintage Port Blend 2000

Smooth port with hints of blueberry, currant, and licorice — 2 years ago

Isabel lundy
with Isabel
Paul, Severn and 6 others liked this

Château Labégorce

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

2016 vintage. A blend of 52% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. I wouldn't have guessed such a high Merlot percentage, as it has more of a Pauillac feel to it. Regardless, this is a great effort of Cru Classé quality. Abv. 13% — 2 years ago

Peter, Douglas and 5 others liked this


The Ranch Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

This week I had the pleasure of opening the 2016 Snowden The Ranch Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. St.Helena, California.

On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, chocolate, mint, chewing tobacco and graphite.

On the palate there is black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, graphite, spice, mint, anise, lavender and dark rich earth.

This wine is full bodied with medium + acidity and medium+ fine mouthcoating tannins which leads to a long pronounced dark fruit graphite finish. I hope everyone's weekend was relaxing and enjoyable. Let's have a great week ahead and please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 2 years ago

Severn, Eddie and 18 others liked this

Bodegas Benjamin de Rothschild-Vega Sicilia

Macán Rioja Tempranillo 2016

2016 drinking nicely. Amazing nose- dark fruit stone. Austere finish- some spice, cherry hookah. — 2 years ago

Paul Morrill
with Paul
Paul, Bob and 5 others liked this