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!

Domaine Vacheron

Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2019

In my opinion and in the majority of cases, French whites take US whites in terms of quality and price, and this one’s no exception. Lemon, curd, cream, and chalk. Just under $40. — 3 years ago

Ryan, Severn and 45 others liked this
David T

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No argument here.
Eric Urbani

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@Eric S Les Romains is one of my favorites.

Produttori del Barbaresco

Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2016

Is 2016 the greatest Produttori normale bottling ever made? — 3 years ago

Keith, Tom and 12 others liked this


Brut Rosé Champagne Blend

Billecart-Salmon Brut Rosé Champagne: Refreshing. Vibrant. Excellent acidity & balance. Strawberry. Raspberry. Orange zest. Chalky minerality. The list goes on & on! Simply beautiful! My new gold standard for Brut Rosé! Cheers 🔥🥂 — 3 years ago

Severn, Ira and 5 others liked this

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Réserve de la Comtesse Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

When you’re learning the systematic approach to tasting (SAT) wine and really enjoying your practice. 🙋🏻‍♀️
👁 This wine has a deep ruby hue. It has clarity, noticeable tearing, and extraction on the glass.
👃 On the nose, this wine has medium(+), developing aromas of dark fruit, such as black cherry preserves, candied cassis, blackberry bramble, as well as baking spices, such as cardamom, nutmeg, and cinnamon alongside vanilla, molasses, and cedar. It also has delicate potpourri, earth, and leather aromas.
👄 On the palate, this wine is dry, with medium acidity, a full body, medium alcohol, grippy tannins, and medium(+) flavor notes consistent with the nose, including dark fruit (black cherry, cassis, blackberry), baking spices (cardamom, nutmeg), also anise, molasses, tobacco, and earth.
This wine is very good albeit youthful. It has impeccable balance of tannins, acid, and flavor notes. It could be improved with more age in the bottle, which will soften the tannins and reveal an increased complexity in tertiary aromas. This wine may be consumed with joy now, but will be improved with more aging in the bottle.
Réserve de la Comtesse. 👑 Pauillac AOC, France 🇫🇷 ABV 13%. Vintage 2016.
— 3 years ago

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@Dawn E. Thank you 🙏 I very much appreciate your vote of confidence and encouragement! Cheers 🍷🍷
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Well documented young lady 👌


@Severn Goodwin ah, many thanks 🙏 Here’s to enjoying the learning journey! Cheers!

Matanzas Creek Winery

Sonoma County Merlot 2014

Earthy. Dirty. Not Napa..... but still a good wine.
Subtle fruit aromas and not over powering.
Round to taste.
— 3 years ago

Neal Ferry
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Neal Ferry

Neal Ferry

Dam Good

Domaine Didier Fornerol

Bourgogne Aligoté 2018

Wow one of my favorite grapes for one of my favorite producers apple, pear fresh hay and lots of rocks! A perfect pick me up on one of those days where all seems a bit hopeless 💔 but this was inspiring and especially good with an impromptu shrimp curry — 3 years ago

Sharon, Paul and 21 others liked this

Gruet Winery

Méthode Champenoise Blanc de Noirs

Rock solid. And at $14/bottle, who can quarrel? — 3 years ago

Krystal Vento
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Krystal, Daniel P. and 26 others liked this

Gramercy Cellars

John Lewis Walla Walla Valley Syrah 2014

Holy hell this is brilliant Syrah. The northern Rhône by way of Washington. Masterpiece of balance and complexity — 3 years ago

Severn, Tom and 18 others liked this
Tom Casagrande

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Cayuse gets all the love but these guys are so good.

Harlan Estate

The Maiden Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend 1999

Amazing for a second wine. Big, chewy, perfectly mature and at its peak. — 3 years ago

Mike, Iwan and 12 others liked this