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!

Roagna

Dolcetto d'Alba 2018

Like no other Dolcetto I’ve tried. Loads of black cherry fruit yet still rustic. None of the dark ink notes I get in other top examples. Great balance and freshness. I’m still partial to San Fereolo but this may be my new #2 dolcetto. — 10 months ago

Sarah Bignami
with Sarah
Severn, Bob and 31 others liked this

Krug

Grande Cuveé 167ÈME Édition Brut Champagne Blend

1st anniversary champagne and caviar. My first bottle of Krug and it was spot on. Light on its feet with more toasted brioche notes as it opened up. Can I drink another bottle now please? — 10 months ago

Shay, Jim and 10 others liked this

Dunn Vineyards

Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

1.5 hour decant(surprisingly just a little cloudy sediment). A prodigious medium dark garnet color with little signs of aging. On the nose: funky stewed meats, blackberry, smoke, plum, minty pepper, creme de cassis. Taste: KABOOM! Rich, silky, full body wine with blackberry, earth, cedar, wet gravel, menthol and a cassis pencil lead long finish with some ashy tannins. In its prime drinking window and this 13.8% alc wine should rock another 10 years. Cheers! — 10 months ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
with Brenda
Brenda, Hugh and 43 others liked this
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

I like mr Dunn’s wines
Tom Garland

Tom Garland

@Hugh O'Riordan Agree..when Dunn is on its a sublime old world, new world combination

Taittinger

Prestige Rosé Brut Pinot Noir Chardonnay Champagne

Prestige Rosé stands out for its intense hue whose secret lies in the fact that it is a blend, complex & costly to produce. The blend, 15% of the best Pinot Noir from Montagne de Reims & Les Riceys added to the final blend, giving this cuvée its unique color & intensity. The wine contains Chardonnay (30%) completing the blend bringing elegance to Taittinger’s signature style. Red fruit aromas with strawberry and cherry flavors, elegant, long finish ending with chalky minerality and slight yeasty notes. — 10 months ago

Alex, Juan and 13 others liked this

Stitzel-Weller Distillery

Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Exceptionally balanced, especially for the price point. Toasted marshmallows, bananas foster, and winter spices. — 10 months ago

Timmer, Shay and 17 others liked this

Cloudy Bay

Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2019

I just love this SB. Oh the red tint is the heat lamp. Brrrrrrrrrrrr — 10 months ago

Paul, Daniel P. and 22 others liked this

Château Peyrat

Graves White Bordeaux Blend 2016

Medium + bodied, medium acidity, medium alcohol, dry, with pear, peach, golden apple, wet stone, and a hint of pineapple. Medium finish. Very good!

91 points
— 10 months ago

Eric, David and 14 others liked this

Rivers-Marie

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Ron R
9.4

Nose of blueberry jam. Palate present maple syrup, blueberry complete with hints of espresso. Regal tannins play off bright acidity. Superb length on the finish, with a textbook sense of place. Another example that needs short-term cellaring. We may have under clubbed the score. — 10 months ago

Sharon, Arden and 63 others liked this
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Had it off the truck, pretty good. 2nd day it shut down completely. So drink it fast or hold for awhile
Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

Have a good week @Ron R !
Ron R

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Thank you, @Neil Valenzuela, and the same to you and yours.

Enfield Wine Co.

Citrine California Chardonnay 2018

One of my favorite accessible, all purpose Cali Chardonnays on the market right now. Summer night jasmine and faint vanilla, honeysuckle and lemon curd aromas. The subtlest hint of Chablis-like salinity. Light to medium body. Some white peach nectarine creeping in on the finish. Creamy - but more like 2% milk than butter. What it lacks in flavor complexity and finesse it makes up for with zest, precision and balance. Paired with weeknight-whatever’s-left-in-the-fridge carbonara. — 10 months ago

Josh, Paul and 9 others liked this