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!

Caliza Winery

Azimuth Red Blend 2018

Ming L
9.1

A friend who introduced me to couple of great boutique Paso wineries brought this GSM from his new discovery.
Signature Paso ripe lightly candied fruits leaning on the darker and more savory side. Dark chocolate, peppery spices, and game too. Full body. Dense and beautifully textured. Ripe soft tannins.
50/30/20 M/G/S blend. Powerful and rich.
— a year ago

Alex, Severn and 6 others liked this

Quilceda Creek

Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

After a three hour decant, this started to sing, with deep dark fruits, cassis, and a great finish. Exceptional Cabernet. — a year ago

Bob, Ira and 14 others liked this

Enderle & Moll

Spätburgunder Rosé 2019

So...I had a birthday a couple weeks back and due to scheduling, my regular bottle finishing team wasn't available until now, so we're finally doing it up in my grand, unique style.

Notes possibly tomorrow, scores honestly tonight.

Decanted 6H; 2014-2019 vertical.

24-Hour Update:
Nose has muddy strawberries, damp vines, fading roses and garden soil.
Palate has tart cherry, lime zest, fresh cranberry with faint earthy notes.
The darkest red color of any E&M rosé I have ever seen.
— a year ago

Vanessa, Alex and 18 others liked this
Peter Sultan

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Happy belated b day man, nice way to go with E & M! @Severn Goodwin

Cantina Roccafiore

fiorfiore Bianco Roccafiore Umbria IGT Grechetto 2018

Lots of pleasant acidity and tons of subtle notes. Needed to let it warm up a bit first - don’t overchill this one. — a year ago

Karen Whaley
with Karen
Ericsson, Eddie and 3 others liked this

Domaine Servin

Mont de Milieu Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2018

apricot, lime zest & ade, and a struggle between oyster shell & wood with wood slightly getting the edge… — a year ago

Ira, Severn and 18 others liked this

Krug

Vintage Brut Champagne Blend 2004

Unmistakenly a Krug. This smells amazing. Rich and luxurious. A spectacular year. Depth and so much going on here — a year ago

Paul, Ron and 15 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Adelaida Vineyard Grenache Blanc Blend 2019

Fantastic

Flinty, crushed rock, peach/apricot/pear, white flowers, minty/thyme herbal notes.

Nicely medium bodied with bright acidity
— a year ago

Shay, Ron and 12 others liked this

Domaine Tempier

Bandol Rosé Blend 2020

Shay A
9.2

Consistently delivers (although price continues to inch up) and classically styled. For me, this rosé always has a great texture…never too flabby nor sharp in acidity, perfect marriage. Cool peach, nectarine and honeysuckle aromatics, and more of the same on the palate with added blood orange, yet the finish turns more herbal/mineral driven. I followed this over two days and it was a delight each time. I know they can age, but definitely easy ones to drink early on. — a year ago

Paul, Matt and 50 others liked this
Ron R

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Good notes, @Shay A
James Cahill

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Shay, IMHO these can age. To combat the price inflation, buy ‘em by the case (if you can find that many) and then at some point you don’t have to buy any more :)

Peter Lauer

Senior Faß 6 Ayler Riesling 2020

Honeydew, lime, minerals, 11.5 percent alcohol, off-dry 2020 vintage. Local village wine. Lots of slate in this region. — a year ago

Peter, Alex and 8 others liked this