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!

Robert Mondavi Winery

Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1985

👍🏼 Steak & 1985, 3 years shy of the last Dodgers World Series Victory🙄, seriously why would you bring Kershaw in to pitch 😡
— 4 years ago

Ellen, Severn and 29 others liked this
David L

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The 95 Reserve is fantastic. It’s scored in the low to mid 90s but it’s drinking much better than that. I recommend you try a bottle. Cheers
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Found a 95 mag today, thanks for the tip@David L
David L

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@Paul T- Huntington Beach silky smooth. Great bottle! Enjoy...


Castiglione Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Surprised by the generosity, drinking quite well for how young it is. Open-knit, true to place, moderately framed with some true charm to it. Really enjoyed over a few days. Deep red fruit, almost succulent, soaked cherries and lots of licorice root, cedar, cinnamon, flowers and tar. There’s a undertone of earth. From a tannin perspective these appear ripe, with moderate intensity relatively speaking. — 4 years ago

Keith, Chris and 15 others liked this


15 Year Vermont Estate Oak Straight Rye Whiskey

Whiskeyfest. Hard not to like this. — 4 years ago

Gunja Gargeshwari
with Gunja
Keith, Ron and 9 others liked this
Gunja Gargeshwari

Gunja Gargeshwari

Rye pour of the night! Outstanding!

Evening Land Vineyards

Seven Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Just picked up the 2016 Evening Land Seven Springs Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley.

On the nose there there is good fruit of cherry, raspberry, cranberry, plum, cola, vanilla, rose petal and dusty soil.

On the palate I am getting strawberry, cherry, cranberry, some tartness, mushroom, spice, minerality and earth.

The wine is medium bodied with medium + acidity and medium fine polished tannins that lead into a medium to long finish. I never get tired of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. I can have this any time and with any food. I hope everyone's week has started off good and we can hope the rest of the week will be wonderful. Please be safe and stay strong. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 4 years ago

P, Kirk and 21 others liked this

Pax Mahle Wines

Sonoma-Hillsides Syrah 2017

Floral, peppery, red-fruited and great acidity. Not quite up to the ‘16, but still very nice. I see K&L has these on sale at $35, which is a steal — 4 years ago

Aravind, Shay and 21 others liked this

Tenuta San Guido

Bolgheri Sassicaia Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc 2007

A rich, ripe nose with minty edges, dark blackcurrant fruit. Really zesty and lush with wood still quite prominent. Very pure and deep and long. Very good — 4 years ago

Keith, P and 21 others liked this

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2007

Well if this isn’t a way to finish off lunch, I don’t know what is!!! Stewed blend of peaches and apricots on the nose. Who the pallet is a long finish of rolling summer stone fruit. Perfect balance! Utopia again! — 4 years ago

Leonard Varvaro
with Leonard
Iwan, David and 22 others liked this

Château de Bonnezeaux

Vieilles Vignes du Fief Prevost Chenin Blanc 2017

These wines are crazy good... Salty, citrusy, cidery and a little cheese rind. Tasting great upon release but will only improve with age! 🌟🌟🌟🌟 — 4 years ago

Ira, Paul and 25 others liked this


Venezia Giulia Ribolla Gialla 2008

Good. — 4 years ago

Dawn, Shawn and 20 others liked this
Jim McCusker

Jim McCusker

Looks awesome!