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 Kirwan

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Well-balanced Margaux red Bordeaux blend, with plum notes, a little tartness and silky tannin, served with dinner at Sorellina, Boston — a month ago

Douglas, Ericsson and 2 others liked this

Château de Saint-Cosme

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2021


Garrigue, plum, smoke, black fruit. Oof. Minerality is sublime. — a month ago

Austin, Robin and 2 others liked this

Sandhi Vintners

Sta. Rita Hills Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Chardonnay 2016

Shay A

I picked up a 3-pack of these a couple months ago after seeing these for a steal-of-a-price knowing who is behind it. Fun and easy. Probably no need to hold these, but enjoy over the next year or two.

100% Chardonnay from Sanford & Benedict. 40 months on lees, 5yrs aging in bottle post disgorgement. Zero dosage.

Yellow in the glass bursting with copious amounts of bubbles. Bright and zesty! Lemon everything (grilled lemon, lemon zest, lemon tart). Crisp and refreshing on the palate with honeysuckle, sea spray, honeyed Granny Smith apple and a sweet lemon crisp note at the finish. While lean, it’s not austere like some zero dosage sparklers can be (Cali’s warm profile certainly helps). You’re hard pressed to notice this spent as much time as it did on the lees and in bottle with how bright it is. Great for the $35 price.
— a month ago

Ted, Severn and 20 others liked this

Château La Conseillante

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 1990

This was a contender for wine of the night, at least at my table. (Not going to compare to the 1947 Petrus or even 2001 Petrus at other tables.). Well integrated and rounded. Just a solid wine with the courses at Bar Boulud. Mostly enjoyed with the sweetbread course. — a month ago

Ira, Eric and 6 others liked this

Austin Hope

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Wow. Very subtle? Not.
As stated on the backside of the bottle, all the expressions of the region are in the bottle. Included the warmth. It's al lot of wine.
— a month ago

Martijn, Peter and 3 others liked this


Toscana Merlot 2018

Rare sighting. Lucky to drink them side by side. Both a bit young and powerful with so much aging potential. Massetino is mostly Merlot with some Cab Franc. Masseto is all Merlot. Distinctly different though. Massetino being the more robust and Masseto being the more elegant. Then again. So much potential. — a month ago

Ira, Scott@Mister and 20 others liked this

Kontozisis Vineyards

Innocent Dove Karditsa Red Blend 2020

One of my new favorite reds! A really lovely dry red wine from Greece; I paired it with some spicy food and it was wonderful! Very fruity in my opinion. — a month ago

Jaime Lara
with Jaime
Lele, Andrew and 1 other liked this

Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2007

This wine has aged so beautifully! Smooth tannings, subtle aromas of black cherry, plum, black currant, pencil shavings, dried herbs, chocolate, vanilla, caramel and a hint of mentol.
A wonderful wine for a special occasion.
— a month ago

Joel, Bob and 13 others liked this

Tenuta Greppo (Biondi-Santi)

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2017

Quite the line up at 10:00 A.M this morning. Old world versus New World with master Pruner Marco Simonit. Pebble Beach Food & Wine Event. — a month ago

Vino, Ron and 4 others liked this