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!


Cuvée Louise Brut Champagne Blend 2004

Nice golden color. Your nose is greeted by almonds, apples and fresh bread. The palate treats you to the flavors you just inhaled. Kept fresh by a nice twist of acid but overall complexity is low at this stage.” — 10 months ago

Tom, Jay and 40 others liked this

Silver Oak

Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Wonderful. Ripe blackberries, plums; bark, lots of tannins, still quite a bit of acidity; mouth puckering, delicious. Wouldn’t call it smooth because it’s got more years to go to get even smoother. — 10 months ago

Vanessa, Ira and 4 others liked this

Château Pontet-Canet

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Definitely going to be something. It’s dense and tight. Decanted. Lots of fine sediment. It is a thick wine. Opened up after 90 minutes. Very expressive and long finish. I have been waiting on this one and knew it was early but wanted to see what is was like. The fruit and forest is there. Pencil shavings and a rounded earthiness. I liked it a lot but it will be even better in 5 more years. After 3 hours it remained very powerful yet balanced. The Cassis I didn’t detect early showed up and made for great texture. It’s a wine that lingers but still feels like it’s holding back. — 10 months ago

Dick, Ira and 24 others liked this

Markovitis Winery

Naoussa Xinomavro 2016

Wow, smells like dessert. Potent chocolate covered blueberries & strawberries with vanilla, hints of olive. Very tannic, finishes very dry. Perfectly aged wine, nice complexity. Brownish Ruby in color, clear. Paired nicely with lasagna, would love to try with other foods to see what they bring out in this wine. — 10 months ago

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Byron, Ted and 4 others liked this

Domaine Drouhin

RoseRock Pinot Noir 2021

A solid Oregon Pinot from a solid Oregon producer with a heritage in Burgundy. Young but will age well and is very drinkable right now — 10 months ago

Ted, Vin and 7 others liked this

Arianna Occhipinti

SP68 Terre Siciliane Nero d'Avola Frappato 2021

Red fruit, minerals, dirt, and funk on the nose; and despite low alc. quite structured and tasty like an italian Beaujolais. — 10 months ago

Peter, Ira and 12 others liked this

Williams Selyem

Central Coast Pinot Noir 2021

Couldn’t wait! Had to have it now. Delicious leathery, cedar, floral notes. Eucalyptus as always with subtle minerality. Opened up nicely and was still growing the next day. — 10 months ago

Eric, Byron and 3 others liked this

Ausás Bodegas y Viñedos

Interpretación Ribera del Duero Tempranillo 2018

Tight to start- red cherries, plums, apple, mango, then suddenly tannins - dry, light acid, some smoke - after a few minutes these do mellow out and play out to a long finish. — 10 months ago

Ira, Byron and 2 others liked this

Kosta Browne

Gap's Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019

Delicious fruits, subtle cigar box, smooth as silk. Excellent pairing with A5 Japanese Waygu (my first).
Happy Birthday 🎁🎉🎂!!
— 10 months ago

Sharon, Ericsson and 3 others liked this