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!

Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Very nice nose of blackberry, strawberry, cedar, tobacco. Bright ruby colored. Add in some plum. Nice mouthfeel, bit chalky but nice. Entering a good drinking window. — a year ago

Eddie, Eric and 11 others liked this

San Fereolo

Dolcetto di Dogliani 2013

Of the earth, a beautiful fresh herb character (rosemary and sage), wild cherry (small, good acid), accurate on the palate. Immense power, beautifully held. Great freshness and purity. Rose petal potpourri. Excellent. — a year ago

Romain, LM and 4 others liked this

Marqués de Murrieta

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2011

The ‘11 Ygay is drinking like a classic. It’s a big, oaky blend that’s deep ruby in color with scents of graphite and cocoa. Deep dark flavors with firm tannins and a hint of vanilla. Still has lots of legs. — a year ago

Severn, Ray and 11 others liked this
Sharon B

Sharon B Influencer Badge

I love love that hutch! Is it a wet bar?
Bruce Dunbar

Bruce Dunbar

Thanks @Sharon B it’s not — it’s probably from the well water days 😆

Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 1981

Dark rubi robe with a hint of brick color on the rim, nose of crushed flowers, cigar box, tobacco and blackcurrant, medium bodied, complex, elegant, fresh and balanced, ready to drink but will for sure last a fee decades more. Great bottle and we are happy we bought others :) — a year ago

Adriana Pagliano
with Adriana
Adriana, Ira and 21 others liked this
Adriana Pagliano

Adriana Pagliano

Perfect for a special birthday celebration!


Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Delicious, with fruity notes. Definitely good for celebrating with friends. — a year ago

Nicolas, Skip and 3 others liked this


Bric Balin Barbaresco Nebbiolo 2017

Steely tannins! Will need more bottle age or very long aeration. Although I’m not sure if the tannic structure will ever disappear. Barbaresco from the difficult 2017 vintage… — a year ago

Severn, Ira and 20 others liked this


Lodi Zinfandel 2019

Just beautiful. Balanced, fruity but not overly so. Perfect with lamb ribs — a year ago

Byron, Bryan and 6 others liked this

Nickel & Nickel

John C. Sullenger Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Birthday wine. It’s got the juice. I can’t imagine a more beautiful thing… I can tell you all about it. I mean look at this thing? When I tried it with steak everything changed. — a year ago

Paul Morrill
with Paul
Eric, Romain and 4 others liked this


Oakville Estate Red Blend 2018

fun floral, potpourri, plummy, razzle, licorice whip ~ focused and angular red and black fruits balanced by dusty, savory, fig and rugelach tannins — a year ago

Paul, Shay and 6 others liked this