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!

Ghostwriter

Santa Cruz County Pinot Noir 2018

Really great Santa Cruz Pinot. Fresh and aromatic. Tons of red berry flavor, nice acidity. Great price point for the quality. — a year ago

Lyle, Ira and 10 others liked this

Vatan

Toro Tinta de Toro 2016

Ming L
9.3

This is what I imagine a good Toro would be: a rich and powerful rendition of Tempranillo. Blackberry, plum, licorice, fig, incense, espresso, and earth. Exuberant and dense on the palate but there is enough acidity to carry the weight. Gripping tannins.
From the founder of Bodega Numanthia, and I think this is better than the Numanthia. Wish I bought more.
— a year ago

Severn, Daniel P. and 13 others liked this

Poderi Aldo Conterno

Bussia Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Jan A
9.3

Already drinking well, this gave forest floor in the nose, mushrooms, slightly drying tannins and spices on the palate paired with balanced acidity.

Combined with the mothers day dinner I cooked for my wife and son ❤️🍷

93+
— a year ago

Ivor, Tom and 28 others liked this
Peter van den Besselaar

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Appetizing picture

Suavia

Soave Classico Garganega 2018

Wow! Lemon oil, floral, honeyed pear and green apple goodness on the palate. A lush, creamy mouthfeel but maintains a zesty acidity on the finish with a bit of petrol. Delicious!!! — a year ago

Romain, Jamie and 10 others liked this

Jolie-Laide Wines

Witters Vineyard Gamay Rosé 2020

Alder Yarrow
9.4

One bottle of rosé is never enough on a perfect afternoon with friends. And since @jolielaidewines went all Gamay on us this year, we gotta get with the program. Trademark deliciousness here, with silky berry and hibiscus and citrus peel plus a cool hint of floral sweetness in the finish. Grows in what can only be described as the OG Gamay vineyard planted by Steve Edmunds and Ron Mansfield at 3300’ of elevation in the Sierra Foothills. Killer site = killer fruit = killer wine. — a year ago

Ira, Ericsson and 16 others liked this

Tenuta dell'Ornellaia

Le Volte Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2018

Great value wine that improves with each glass. Smooth tannins, lots of red fruits, blackberries, strawberry jam and berries. Very light cedar, leather and chocolate. — a year ago

Vanessa, Eric W and 11 others liked this

Domaine Robert Chevillon

Les Roncières Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2017

Been exploring a lot of younger Domaine Chevillon over this last year. But didn't write any notes. Doing that now. The 2017 Roncières is reliably wonderful. Bright florals, red fruit and delicate spice bouquet. Medium bodied, ample but focused fruit, with some acidity on the palate. Some might react that the fruit profile is a bit straightforward, but I think this lends this wine a lovely sort of simplicity and character on the palate is derived from fine grained tannins. Gently acidic and refined finish. — a year ago

Mike, Jay and 12 others liked this

Palmaz Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

A perfect wine. Full of texture and mouth feel. Feeling like I’m soaking up some sunshine in Napa Valley while I’m drinking this. — a year ago

Alex, Tom and 4 others liked this

Cade

Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Ron R
9.4

We are loving the Cade a little more. Which one do you prefer? 🤔 — a year ago

Dick, Jeremy.Buss and 55 others liked this
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Great Q, @Alexandre Pagliano. They have more similarities than differences. The Larkmead is more suave, while the Bevan displays a more bold, riper and tannic expression. Net net, I consider Larkmead to be a more sophisticated wine. It’s also a cab, as opposed to a blend.
Ron R

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I have Larkmead on my mind. I should have referenced Cade. Apologies for my error.
Krystal Vento

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I would choose the Cade, and Ryan would choose the Bevan!