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!

Fattoria La Lecciaia (Pacini)

Manapetra Riserva Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2013

Light nose, slightly floral, and almost a burnt orange translucent color. A little tart cranberry and full of tannins. I aerated it but it definitely needs more to mellow. Great wine especially for the price. — 2 years ago

Eric, Rob and 10 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Three Valleys Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend 2019

After 3 days of being away and eating out, it’s good to be home, especially with wine like this. Ridge never disappoints. — 2 years ago

Bonnie Hodur
with Bonnie
Ira, Philip and 11 others liked this

Dunn Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

So delicious! Great recommendation by the som. Will definitely have again. Robust, similar vibes to The Mascot. A true Napa cab. — 2 years ago

Eddie, Paul and 8 others liked this

Alex Foillard

Brouilly Gamay 2019

Forest floor, gassy. Evolved nicely from grape sweet tart to show earthy notes. Great acidity. Perfect with roast chicken. — 2 years ago

Andrew, Ira and 9 others liked this

J. Christopher

Basalte Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir Unfiltered 2017

Light to medium body, slightly sweet, well balanced and smooth, so easy to drink’ — 2 years ago

Brent, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this

Groth Vineyards & Winery

OAKCROSS PRORIETARY RED Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2018

Beautiful Bordeaux Left Bank release from Groth. Still incredibly youthful but you can already smell the effort. Give this 2018 time to evolve in the glass or decant. Cassis coming through, oak, and olive tapenade from the Merlot. Tons of baking spices. Nutmeg and coriander and a touch of Chinese 5-spice and cinnamon. Big mouthfuls of tannin and acidity. This wine is meant for aging. 78% Cab, 20% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot. The Merlot shines brightly and really rounds out the wine beautifully. Not another Napa one-note Cab blend, this is legit. Big heat 14.9%
— 2 years ago

Eric, LM and 9 others liked this

Sine Qua Non

Distenta I Grenache 2019


One of the best young grenache I have ever tasted. Powerful but oh so balanced. — 2 years ago

Joseph, Ericsson and 16 others liked this


Pritchard Hill Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Dear chappellet for this 2018 the blend is 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot. 2018 was another outstanding vintage and this wine has received nothing but raves! — 2 years ago

Eric, Daniel P. and 10 others liked this


Peter Martin Ray Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020

2020. This young Pinot was light bodied and loaded with zippy acidity which worked perfect a with tasty burger. — 2 years ago

Brent, Ira and 13 others liked this