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!

Au Bon Climat

Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Planted in 1971, the fruit was selected from the oldest section of Sanford & Benedict Vineyard. Aromas of berry fruit with subtle floral and spice, aged for 22 months in new French oak. On the palate raspberry and cherry fruit flavors, a bit crisp with light oak tones. Firm tannins, a bit tight, lingering, ending with mineral notes. Very nice, but needs a bit more time. — 3 years ago

Alex, Dawn and 7 others liked this


Grande Cuvée Brut Champagne Blend

Enjoyed from a split last night. This makes you feel better about your alcohol consumption when you only drink at 375 in 25 minutes. Well, maybe not. This is Krug, so do I really need to describe it? Not oxidative or reductive. Draws the perfect fine line in the sand between the two factions. And does each one impeccably well. I'm in love. — 3 years ago

Brandon, Shay and 42 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Denavolo

Dinavolino Vino Bianco Malvasia Blend 2016

Skin contact between 4-6 months of Malvasia, Marsanne and local grapes to Emilia Romagna which are unnamed. Briny, cider-y nose. The palate on this wine shows excellent complexity. Some light hazelnut and citrus give way to apricot notes. This changes with air and really changes with food. We drank this with Thai which was on the spicy side and I can honestly say that it was one of the most remarkable food & wine pairings I’ve ever had. This truly blew my mind. What also blows my mind is the fact that this was left unreleased all these years. Marvin Gaye’s talent has lived on through his music all these years and this “new” album just adds another layer to that catalogue. Great stuff all around here. — 3 years ago

Douglas, David and 39 others liked this
Shawn Thompson

Shawn Thompson

Sounds like a perfect night! Loved the review.
Sarah O'Kelley

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Wow I had this wine many moons ago & also loved it!


Sumō Petite Sirah Blend 2014

Some of the best wine you'll have out of Amador County made by H Keplinger! Head out to Destinations Wine Bar in Fairview to have some - limited stock! This is a Cote Rotie spin on Petite Sirah... nuff said. — 3 years ago

Matt, Shay and 20 others liked this
Nicholas Janson

Nicholas Janson

I need some of this
Matt Trader

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Go see Doug at Destinations Wine Bar!


Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

David T

Just like the African Bush, don’t come to the Egyptian Desert without it.

Celebrating the ending of a great trip on the eve of our last day at The Old Cataract on the Nile River with one of our very favorite N/V Rosé Champange’s.

Photos of; the pano view of the Nile River from our terrace, Sofia holding our other 375ml bottle BSR we brought from the US, the lobby of the Old Cataract and the grounds of the Old Cataract Hotel.

9.3 on the Billecart-Salmon Rosé and a 9.9 on our trip!
— 3 years ago

Susan, Sofia and 34 others liked this
Sharon B

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Thanks for sharing your vacation with us!!
Brandon T

Brandon T

Looks like one helluva trip, @David T!
David T

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@Brandon Thurber it was and bucket list trip for both us. The top of Sofía,’s. Cheers! 🥂 @Sharon B It was a pleasure and glad you enjoyed! Cheers! 🥂

Alphonse Mellot

Edmond Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Brilliant Sancerre with a very light oak influence. Great minerality with chalk and flint happily supporting grapefruit, lemon, apple and a whiff of cut grass. Great depth, firm acidity and very expressive. A tremendous example of upscale Sauvignon blanc — 3 years ago

Daniel, P and 1 other liked this

Elio Altare

Vigneto Arborina Barolo Nebbiolo 2007

This was showing lots of floral & spice. Dark cherry, berry, leather, menthol, licorice, tar & rose petal. This was the best showing for this wine. — 3 years ago

Paul, Keith and 22 others liked this
Evan Bienstock

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Good news for a year like 2007

Baron d'Arignac

Rosé de France

I don't know why I've always turned up my nose at off dry wines, or maybe they are just getting better! Anyways, I love this light peachy rosé that leaves a smooth fresh strawberry finish. Just grab a book, sit outside, and enjoy! — 3 years ago

P and Severn liked this

Château d'Armailhac

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

Shay A

Was only able to enjoy this at pop and pour and had to leave after half the bottle, but it didn’t need a lot of coaxing. Very ripe and integrated. Full spectrum of red and black fruit, cassis, pipe tobacco and worn saddle leather on the nose. Structure was still very solid with plenty of tannins at the finish to keep this upright. Round on the palate...dark cocoa dusted dates, roasted plum, cardamom and muddled raspberries. Drinking really well but will probably hold in this window for a few years. — 3 years ago

Tom, Dawn and 50 others liked this
Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

Absolutely love this vino- cheers! 🍷
Shay A

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@Neil Valenzuela : I can see why!
Bret Barker

Bret Barker

Great producer and vintage- cheers

Domaine Moreau-Naudet

Petit Chablis Chardonnay 2017

Amazing & amazing price! Salty lemons! Perfect with cheese on porch but could handle much more and it’s a baby! 2017 — 3 years ago

Neil, Severn and 7 others liked this