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!

Gramercy Cellars

Lower East Columbia Valley Syrah 2015

Purple-red, moderately extracted pigment. Leather and red fruit aromas, Butter and cherry flavors, moderate grained tannins in mouthfeel, cherry with a hint of menthol in finish, both flavors with length. Will benefit from decanting. Barrel toast and barrel smoke emerge after one hour while tannins refine to fine grain, pleasant mouthfeel. Matched well with a black bean pork and daikon dish, Cantonese style, served with brown rice. I’ve decided the main reason people struggle to match wine with black bean sauces is because the cooks don’t know how to cook black beans to minimize their bitterness interacting with the red wine tannins. This match was brilliant, as was my wife’s cooking in this case. You *can* match a red wine with a light black bean sauce; you just need the right red wine. — 2 months ago

P, Ira and 17 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

A multi pairing wine. Excellent review! Be well!🍷

Domaine Huet

Clos du Bourg Demi-Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2017

My second outstanding bottle in two weeks. Can anyone here recommend similar? I don’t know chenin very well. — 2 months ago

Chris, Michael and 24 others liked this
Michael Meyer

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Oh and I think Chidaine is also very good...
Peter van den Besselaar

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Huet is outstanding. If I drink it my day has a silver lining!
Nick Ferrall

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Catherine et Pierre Breton La Dilettante is delicious!

Cantina Terlan

Vorberg Riserva Terlano Pinot Bianco 2016

apple pie, pear, orchard blossoms, hints of orange marmalade meld on the nose meld into nectars of peach, nectarine, apricot & guava then finish w a mineral lime note — 2 months ago

Severn, Dawn and 19 others liked this
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@Daron Watson enjoying the Classico white blend right now ... can’t get enough of these Alto Adige co-ops ..:
Daron Watson

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Awesome @Eric Urbani ~ Cheers!

Domaine Brusset

Les Hauts de Montmirail Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2017

Wow! Powerful but elegant at the same time. Wonderful floral and black fruit aromas. More black fruit, violet, eucalyptus, and minerals. Well worth the $45 price point. Drank with filet mignon. — 2 months ago

Mike, David and 15 others liked this

Vietti

Perbacco Langhe Nebbiolo 2016

Isolation Wine 3: This Nebbiolo....Baby Barolo... was fantastic!! I chose this wine over food and toilet paper at the grocery store. Totally worth it. Perfect body, tannic and a pleasing floral nose. Went well with braised beef ravioli in mushroom sauce. — 2 months ago

Paul, Serge and 17 others liked this

Château Rauzan-Ségla

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Drinking this now in our backyard
Enjoying a beautiful early even amongst this stay at home state order. Life still presents many moments to embrace. Awesome wine red fruit floral, eucalyptus, cedar, smoke and graphite in the nose. Taste plum graphite, red berry on the mid-pallet and a creamy subtle sweet finish. Tannins still present, but need to work themselves out. A 9.2 for sure!! Enjoyed earlier with a charcuterie plate and pretzels dipped in Dijon Mustard, yum, yum.
— 2 months ago

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with Karin and Jill
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Karin Blazona

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Yum...and I see the Brownie Brittle!!!

Domaine Moreau-Naudet

"Vaillons" Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2017

jesus g
9.5

Day 8 of quarantine
Chicken curry tonight
Rough week as you can tell....
— 2 months ago

Arden, Veronica and 48 others liked this
jesus g

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I like the low level best. No oak just crispy juicy chard. This has significant oak! Love this producer
Skip Smyser

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What’s for Dinner tonight?😎
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White burgundy weekend Skip!

Lagier Meredith

Mount Veeder Syrah 2011

Having a glass of this while I prepare Rajat Parr’s braised lamb shanks (garlic and Indian spices). This is going to pair perfectly! The florals and spices are so pretty! Smooth, ripe raspberries, black plum, with a great finish. — 2 months ago

Shay, Josh and 16 others liked this

Dom Pérignon

P2 Brut Champagne Blend 1996

difficult times. Had to go big. Great wine. — 2 months ago

Ira, romo and 22 others liked this