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 des Comtes Lafon

Volnay Santenots-du-Milieu 1er Cru Pinot Noir 1995

My love Volnay again
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Is it OK if I dare that it is still a few years too young
Great structure, lovely, but present tannin
So elegant, precise in its detsils
Long and an amazing aftertaste of a the sour cherry decorated with lots of elements
6th Bourgogne soiree
— a year ago

Claudio VaraniMauro GabrieleStefano D Papagna
with Claudio, Mauro and 3 others
David, Keith and 10 others liked this

Evening Land Vineyards

Scythians Chardonnay 2016

Nose begins as a dull flint, with some petrol. Needs 5 minutes of air for the fruit and oak to unfurl. Really shows after an hour open. Incredible energy and length, which is reminiscent of Sandhi, though with clearly different typicity, showing less of the lemon/lime thing and more of a full, buttery popcorn thing. Everything’s decently integrated, for the age. — a year ago

Severn, Shay and 11 others liked this

Closeries des Moussis

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Wondeful even in its infancy, and right out of the bottle. Soft tannins, dark and dusty cab, blackberry and gravel, intensely flavored with ripe juice and a lingering finish. Gonna be great to watch these develop. — a year ago

Dawn, Kimberly and 12 others liked this

Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

Dupratt Vineyard Zinfandel 2014

Kirk F

Always delicious, this one has a ripeness that, to me, suggests it isn’t going to get any better. Love these wines. — a year ago

Shay, David and 17 others liked this
Sharon B

Sharon B

Aww what a cutie pie puppy!
Kirk F

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@Sharon B she’s a poser! Yes @Stuart Scheff 6lbs of purebred fury! 😂 🍷


Gary Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Kickoff to the extended weekend! This is MUCH more interesting than the non-SVD Trujillo I had several months ago. Yet still young. This has youthful blackberries, cocoa, cinnamon spice on the nose. Full bodied wine. Palate dominated by blackberry in the front. Cocoa powder and some cola notes to the middle. Finishes with a lot of sweet, chalky, toasted tannin. Youthful blackberry and blueberry on the finish. Will definitely improve with time in bottle. A very youthful wine, and overall I probably should have let it sit another five years. Solid 94 now and will definitely improve with age. — a year ago

Arden, Ryan and 21 others liked this

W.T. Vintners

Underwood Mountain Vineyard Grüner Veltliner 2015

Got a sneak peek of this one. Can not wait for this to be released in a few months. Not as much fruit on this vintage but a nice amount of acid on the front and some light floral notes at the end. Nicely balanced, will be drinking this all summer. — a year ago

Paul, Peter and 1 other liked this


Hudson Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Mike R

Just love it giving the same score Antonio G gave - delicious- drink it now and get

Even pups know good wine when they see it
— a year ago

Mike, Tom and 43 others liked this

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@Mike R Good wine and good looking pups Cheers 🐶🍷
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@Ron R @P A thank you sirs


Cerbaiona di Diego Molinari Brunello di Montalcino 2008

Beautiful dark red robe, nose of black fruits, flowers and a hint of spices. Very long elegant and balanced in the mouth, with very mature tannins and great freshness. This is a great wine built to age but can be approached now if you decant it sometime before drinking. Works wonderfully with food. Enthusiastically recommended ! — a year ago

Matt Tornabene
with Matt
Severn, Mark and 14 others liked this

Bodegas Faustino

Gran Reserva Faustino I Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1970

Wow this is almost years young. Still all there! Elegant with soft gripping tannins. Dried dates and figs. Great acidity. Thank Jerry! — a year ago

Dr., Shay and 20 others liked this
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I’ll take one @ADAM STROMFELD

Cascina Roccalini

Roccalini Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2014

My first experience with Cascina Roccalini was last year with the 2013 vintage and I was hugely impressed so I was very excited to try the 2014 version. Popped and poured; initially bright ruby in the glass but became noticeably darker, turning to garnet after about fifteen minutes. The nose on the 2014 Roccalini was opulent; far and away the freshest and most interesting of the group in the first couple of hours with beautiful, ripe cherries, bruised red delicious apples, tar, baking spices and roses. So much pleasure! After about hour three, the roses gave way for Easter Lilies...which I can't ever recall in a red wine before. However, around hour five, the Roccalini started to fall apart and the finish became watery and thin which is exactly what happened to the 2014 "Sori Paitin"; further reinforcing my feeling that the 2014's will be a vintage to enjoy while they are younger and preferably within the first couple hours of being open. Drink now or before 2022. — a year ago

Daniel P., Ceccherini and 5 others liked this