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!

Ramey Wine Cellars

Fort Ross-Seaview Chardonnay 2018

A rather delightful light golden color in the glass. The nose is incredible right out of the gate with honey and oak tinged with vanilla. Anise, pears, and honeysuckle are lovely here, along with a cacophony of floral notes and earth.

As is usual with Ramey wines, everything here is spot on. The acidity and balance are just right. Bold with plenty of complexity and depth. Definitely a step or two above other California Chardonnays. Just a touch of butter on the tongue with more of that beautiful oak. Yellow fruits galore along with apples and herbs. Really, really nice stuff.
— a year ago

Andrew, Trixie and 9 others liked this


Nice photo!🥂

Oyster Bay

Marlborough Pinot Noir 2020

Pale ruby in color; raspberries, vanilla, and cherries on the nose; high acidity; mild tannins; tastes like sour cherries, cranberries, and hibiscus with a long finish. Needs to aerate. I adjusted my score after about 30 minutes decanted. The description still stands, but it balanced out after the decant. — a year ago

Skip, LM and 1 other liked this

E. Guigal

La Mouline Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1998

Beautiful vintage for N Rhone that is still youthful with a perfumed nose of black cherry, strawberry fruit, graphite, smoke, meat, dried herbs, olive, pepper & violet — a year ago

Ira, Jay and 18 others liked this

Pierre Gerbais

Grains de Celles Extra Brut Champagne Blend

Shay A

New producer for me. Unique blend of 50 Pinot noir, 25 Chardonnay and 25 Pinot Blanc. I don’t recall the base vintage, but I do remember this had 3g/l dosage, which it wore well.

Good richness here without being too austere/aggressive. A distinct creamy vibe (not sure if that’s due to the high use of Pinot Blanc). Followed over two hours. Profile here worked as it warmed up just a touch. Aromatically it is more yellow fruit, bright and mineral driven but it gains some spiced apple and pear alongside classical chalky limestone toward the finish. I’d be curious to see how this blend ages.
— a year ago

Douglas, Tom and 27 others liked this
David T

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Yes, unique when you consider that 99% plus of the grapes used in Champagne are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Pinot Meunier. Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Petit Meslier and Arbane, all white varieties that make up less than .3% of plantings.

Domaine du Cayron

Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2020

This was incredibly delicious! A little red and black fruit, Smokey, herbal. And a bargain — a year ago

Joseph Gannon
with Joseph
Andrew, NicoleRGN and 9 others liked this

Austin Hope

Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2021

New vintage! Knocked all our socks off!! — a year ago

Skip, Daniel and 7 others liked this

Domaine Vacheron

Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2021

Citrus aromas blend w a perfume of jasmine & honeysuckle w notions of slate & blue stone. Creamy yet vibrant w flavors of lemon & lime aid, rainbow sherbet, honey, and a hint of crushed shells. — a year ago

Billy, Shay and 15 others liked this
Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

Perfect beach wine


Trebbiano d'Abruzzo 2022

More orange than I expected. Excellent wine as always. — a year ago

Sarah Bignami
with Sarah
Mike, romo and 13 others liked this
Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

I love Tiberio wines.
Try their Cerasuolo Rose….it’s incredible.

Dom Pérignon

Brut Champagne Blend 2012

600th wine by Delectable!!! Brilliant Champagne. Crisp, dry and just soooo drinkable!!! — a year ago

Sharon, Austin and 19 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Congratulations on 600 posts, don't slow down.