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!

Ottella

Le Creete Lugana Trebbiano 2021

Here’s the Ottella Lugana Le Creete (2021) hailing from the small DOC of Lugana on the edge of Lake Garda calling both Veneto and Lombardy its home.

It’s made with 100% Trebbiano di Lugana (aka Turbiana) and is pale lemon with medium(+) intensity of grapefruit peel, honeydew, passion fruit, green apple, gooseberry, white blossom, honeysuckle, wet stones, Italian parsley, fennel, boxwood, toast, and delicate aged, hard cheese notes…

It has mouthwatering acidity to balance the medium alcohol (13% ABV) and rich mouthfeel and aromatic/ flavor intensity. It’s positively delicious!!
— 10 months ago

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Far Niente Winery

Post & Beam Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

Wow, this is interesting coming from the illustrious Far Niente. Nice round, chewy, cab. Approachble, 40 bucks. Quite the sweet spot. I will rebuy and put it through my full process. Alc comes across a bit hot. But otherwise, very good.

92 points
— 10 months ago

Vanessa, LM and 5 others liked this
Ana Maria Fernandez

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Hello!! What is your full process?

Marqués de Murrieta

Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial Rioja Viura 1986

For me it is “all that “. Like a fresh Selosse without bubbles.
Sensory overload on the nose and palate. The level of freshness at this stage is amazing. A little of everything, oxidative, salinity , orchard fruit, subtle wood , that makes this a true sum of the parts wine. Acid for days .3 dimensional in the mouth with a never ending finish. The food match of the day with lobster and morels.
— 10 months ago

Andrew, Peter and 42 others liked this
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@Ira Schwartz : Very interesting. Guess I need to try for myself!
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@Shay A I hope you do , would be interested in your take. The pairing with the food more than likely added to my enthusiastic endorsement.
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Nikolaihof

Steinriesler Wachau Riesling 2007

Crazy good. Petrol, Dill, ground cherry, lemon, lime, white pepper, dried herbs, Darjeeling tea, orange blossom, orange oil, jasmine.
Finish goes on for minutes. Dry, complex, exactly what you want in a wine
— 10 months ago

David, LM and 6 others liked this

Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

Pinot Noir Rosé 2019

2019 | Pinot Noir
Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey; Rosé de Pinot Noir
Burgundy; Côte de Beaune, Hautes-Cote de Beaune, France
(91-93; Drink 2023-26)

+3Y in the cellar has really benefited this wine, generous strawberry, ripe apricot, orange zest tingle the senses, finally.

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this afternoon with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our conductor Andris Nelsons is leading Julia ADOLPHE (Makeshift Castle), STRAUSS songs with orchestra (Muttertändelei, Opus 43, No. 2 / Wiegenlied, Opus 41, No. 1 / Waldseligkeit, Opus 49. No. 1 / Ruhe, meine Seele, Opus 27, No. 1 / Zueignung, Opus 10, No. 1 / Morgen, Opus 27, No. 4) all voiced by our favorite soprano Renée Fleming, and closing with STRAVINSKY (Petrushka, 1947 version).

*Unfortunately, cellist Yo-Yo Ma has had to withdraw from today's planned performance of Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 due to testing positive for COVID-19.
— 10 months ago

Brian, Erik and 22 others liked this

Domaine des Cavarodes (Etienne Thiebaud)

Guille-Bouton Arbois Chardonnay 2018

best natural producer in Jura if you can find. it — 10 months ago

Ira, LM and 3 others liked this

Marchesi Antinori

Tenuta Tignanello Riserva Chianti Classico Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Best wine I’ve ever had to date. — 10 months ago

Bob, LM and 6 others liked this

Merry Edwards

Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Very elegant with Medium intensity aromas and flavors of apple, pineapple, apricot, white peach, nectarine, elderflower, brioche, clove, vanilla and smoke.
Hint of dried apricot and honey.
Very good quality, balancing aromatics with a hint of oak. Interesting style with batonnage, 18% new French oak
— 10 months ago

Paul, Douglas and 8 others liked this

Domaine de Montille

En Remilly Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Chardonnay 2020

Meyer lemon and crushed stone. Quince and citrus acidity. — 10 months ago

Tom, Joe and 8 others liked this