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!

Château Montrose

Saint-Estèphe Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2003

not as intense as expected and actually demanded attention to the myriad of details — 5 years ago

Shay, Mark and 28 others liked this

Domaine Vincent Paris

Granit 30 Cornas Syrah 2016

Kirk F

Pretty serious wine that, in retrospect, I should have decanted. Deep dark color in the glass with whiffs of pepper. Nicely balanced and very smooth despite near pnp. Very nice. — 5 years ago

Mark, Rob and 16 others liked this

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2006

Classic oxidative style and delicious. Nose of toasted brioche and bruised apple. Entry with small bubbles. Brioche and creme brulee. Hint of Meyer lemon. Bubbles didn't compete with the rather nice palate which is starting to come out to play. I still think this still needs time but already solid on pop and pour. Enjoyed poolside as a toast to a nephew's high school graduation. I missed the 3 hour graduation ceremony in the sweltering heat..thought this would be a great way to make up for it. In a family of (mostly) self professed non-drinkers, this bottle was gone in NO TIME!! — 5 years ago

Steve, Bill and 42 others liked this
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Adam Beasley

Adam Beasley

I’ve had this vintage about once per year for the last 3 years and it just grows more and more profound.
Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

@Adam Beasley this is the first of 3. Other 2 I will certainly hold!

Fattoria La Massa

Toscana Sangiovese Blend 2016

Welcome to the long Holiday weekend. Tonight I have opened the 2016 Fattoria La Massa Toscana Super Tuscan. The blend is 65% Sangiovese, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.

On the nose I am getting black plum, blackberry, black cherry, red currant, licorice, menthol, dried roses and dry earth.

The palate reveals the notes of tart cherry, plum, raspberry, red currant, violet, licorice and dry earth.

The wine is full bodied with a round velvety mouthfeel, medium + acidity and medium + fine mouth coating tannins that lead to a fresh long finish. Hopefully everyone has a fun holiday weekend planned and let it be a safe one. Nostrovia!
— 5 years ago

P, Peter and 24 others liked this

Château Minuty

Rose et Or Côtes de Provence Rosé Blend 2018

Why does it always taste better in France? It’s that time of year again. As the temps rise, so does my desire for a great dry, crisp, nicely acidic rose from Provence. Perfect in day in Paris (except for the work) and now a great start to the evening with this extremely light salmon-colored beauty from one of my favorite producers, Chateau Minuty. White peach on the fruit and early strawberry on the acid. — 5 years ago

Shawn, David and 11 others liked this

White Claw

Black Cherry Hard Seltzer

Happy Memorial Day, remember those who served this wonderful country and never came home. Celebrate your freedom that they sacrificed for us and be safe! 🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸 — 5 years ago

Deanna Hammer Neal
with Deanna
Ryan, Neil and 15 others liked this


@Sharon B Sharon different uniform same side I never forget my friends that didn’t come home. Thanks for your service 🇺🇸🇨🇦


@Sharon B Sharon another weekly roundup featured post, have a great weekend Cheers 🍷
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@P A oh how wonderful! Thanks for telling me!! 👏🏻😊


Brut Champagne Blend 2004

White flowers, Mandarin orange, dried lemon peel, dried lime zest, cream and pastry crust. Evolves into candy cap mushroom, wet leaves, wet stone, super high acidity. Like to see this one evolve. — 5 years ago

Ellie K
with Ellie
Bill, Michael and 8 others liked this

Château Sainte Roseline

Cru Classé Côtes de Provence Rosé Blend 2017

Gentle rose. Great aroma of nectarines. Taste of butter and plums. We enjoyed it with a healthy pasta meal. — 5 years ago

Sharon and P liked this

Jordan Vineyard & Winery

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Clear, pure medium ruby in the glass. Refined elegance in a bottle. There’s just something about being a standard bearer year in and year out. Consistency is a big part of that and Jordan is nothing if not consistently excellent. Up front, there’s expressive black fruit on the nose and it’s joined by tea, oak, and dry earth. Beautifully balanced acidity and velvety in the mouth. And of course, that Alexander Valley fruit. It’s distinctly not Napa but it’s always so good. Cranberry, cherries, and cigars on the palate. There’s more understated oak and even a touch of citrus. This is still just a wee baby but so approachable now, but you just know it has so many more years to go. Every time I open a Jordan, in that moment, I feel as if it can’t get any better. — 5 years ago

Trixie, Stuart and 10 others liked this
Sean Herriott

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@Willie Carter Beautiful description! Your notes encapsulate the Jordan experience!
Willie Carter

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@Sean Herriott Man I really appreciate that

Robert Biale Vineyards

Black Chicken Napa Valley Zinfandel 2017

Dark purple in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose of sweet strawberries, raspberries, cherry pie, wood, licorice, spices, dried fruits, coffee, fresh popcorn, cloves, herbs, chocolates, mocha and black pepper.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blueberries, dried raspberries, wood, licorice, earth, spices, light vanilla and peppercorn.

Medium plus in finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very enjoyable Zinfandel from Napa Valley. Well balanced and fruit forward with mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel. Not as spicy as I excepted.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (2 hours).

Still young and needs another 5 to 10 years in the bottle to mature properly.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

— 5 years ago

Mark, Michael and 23 others liked this