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!

Fernando Remírez de Ganuza

Trasnocho Rioja Tempranillo 2015

Ming L
9.4

One of the most sumptuous Rioja I’ve tasted. Rich yet so fine. A deep nose of ripe plum, red cherry, cedar, mocha, and tobacco and light earthy elements. Dense with great depth of flavors. Silky smooth. Modern with old world charm.
From vines 60 years old on average, 20 months in new French barrels. A relatively new winery.
— 18 days ago

Ericsson, Ira and 9 others liked this

Schramsberg Vineyards

Brut Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay 2018

Shramsberg blanc de blancs in the cockpit of a Cessna at 31,000 feet will always be social media worthy. Cheers. — 21 days ago

Paul, Peter and 25 others liked this
Ericsson

Ericsson

No, but, I was waiting for that comment. Lol.
Daniel M

Daniel M

Nice pic ! That's indeed quite the moment. Thanks for sharing!
Jan de Weerd

Jan de Weerd

Living life! Flying high 👏👏

Marie Courtin

Concordance Extra Brut Champagne 2016

Outstanding. Deep golden color with few bubbles. This just screams excellence right off the bat. The nose is quite floral and very expressive. There’s some roasted nuts and buttered brioche notes to go with the grapefruit and cherries. Mint and smoke, vanilla and wet stones. Just plain gorgeous.

Vinous and deep and it just keeps going and going. 100% Pinot Noir from the Aube with no dosage and that shows immediately. Sharp and spunky with more than zippy acidity. I’m in love a little bit. Impeccable balance and structure here. Nothing cookie cutter, this is pure excitement in your glass. Very artisanal and elegant with so much power.

The attack is full of so much tension and personality. Very dry but effortlessly light and lithe. So youthful but that’s just fine. The minerality and texture of this champagne is just superb. Maybe this isn’t for everyone but it’s tailor made for me.
— 22 days ago

Josh, Trixie and 16 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Beautiful glass! Cheers!

DeLille Cellars

Chaleur Blanc Sauvignon Blanc - Sémillon Blend 2020

Nice crisp yellow fruits. A real gem of a white even for this red wine drinker. Will def stock up for Thanksgiving — 18 days ago

Nicolas, Josh and 3 others liked this

Hall Wines

Kathryn Hall Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018


Random Tuesday evening celebrating a friend is always a good idea. Great wine makes it an even better celebration.

Despite its young age this is drinking extremely well. Silky smooth tannins. Slightly fruit forward in that Hall way. Well made wine that could improve with age, but no need to wait.
— 19 days ago

Tom, Shay and 16 others liked this

Myriad Cellars

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Still big and bold showing blue/black fruits - even after 3 hours of air it was still tight. Nothing delicate here and another couple of years in the bottle will likely help. — 21 days ago

Daniel, Tom and 9 others liked this

Bodega Chacra

Mainque Chardonnay 2021

Good is a lovely cool climate unoaked Chardonnay with loads of lemon, green apple, yellow plum, honeysuckle, wet stone and flint. Tasting it blind I first thought it could be a great chenin blanc until the Chardonnay realization set in. Pricey but a terrific food wine. — 18 days ago

Ira, Josh and 10 others liked this

Cambria Estate Winery

Katherine's Vineyard Chardonnay 2020

This wine consistently delivers for the price. Many others are $10 more a bottle and offer the same or even less quality. Tropical fruits, lemon butter, toasted vanilla. Well done. — 20 days ago

LM, Josh and 5 others liked this

Glinavos

Paleokerisio Traditional Semi-sparkling Ioannina Orange 2020

Great w pumpkin & apple pie — 21 days ago

Vanessa, Sharon and 7 others liked this