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!

Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Champagne Chardonnay Pinot Noir Blend 2008

Celebrating my finishing Ultra Trail Mt. Fuji, the 100 mile trail running race:D Strong toast aroma. Honey pour on fresh green apple. — a month ago

Billy, Ira and 10 others liked this
Willem Booij

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Nice Naoki! Well done and well deserved after your race. I’m in June running up Alpe d’ Huez and you inspired me to put a great bottle of champagne in my suitcase🥂💪🏃

Stolpman Vineyards

"Love You Bunches" Carbonic Sangiovese 2021

Bright cherry notes, soft tannins, light acid, great summer wine. Beautiful ruby red color. — a month ago

Ericsson, Ted and 6 others liked this

Ridge Vineyards

Pagani Ranch Sonoma Valley Zinfandel Blend 2020

Good Zin. Full bodied but a little young. Smooth finish with a nice touch of oak uses. 90% Zinfandel grapes and a little petite Sirah — a month ago

Tom, Byron and 7 others liked this

Bodega Chacra

Barda Patagonia Pinot Noir 2021

Get some of that clean wet forest floor on the nose, cherry, rose petals, and hints of cedar. The palate is delicate with more cherry, soft round tannins, nice minerality and earthyness, medium acidity, medium alcohol, medium finish. This is “like the third growth” from Chacra in Patagonia, made in an old world style… Quality is surprisingly good. PS Barda is the closest Spanish equivalent to clos in French; homage to the stone enclosures in Burgundy… Cheers! — a month ago

Ira, Vanessa and 15 others liked this

J. Lohr

Pure Paso Proprietary Red Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2020

This wine is very dark. It has a nose which connotes darkness as well. Aromas of black cherry lead the way with coffee notes - mocha and espresso - tagging along. The chalkiness which I find to be a hallmark of Paso Cabernet is there, although more subdued than it typically is. On the palate, that chalky atmosphere stops hiding. It is draped over black fruit with a meaty sensibility and a smoky backbeat. — a month ago

Vanessa, Tom and 8 others liked this

Tenuta Il Poggione

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2017

Quite deep ruby with medium wide ruby rim . Nice spicy cherry , strawberry jam, fresh cut herbs , sweet anis . On the palate nice density and roundness though with good balancing acidity , those spiced cherries again , rosemary , thyme and anis . Good length on the spice tinged finish, the tannins are noticeable though quite well rounded , alcohol is just noticeable , but there is balance here in a rounded generous style of Brunello. This is enjoyable now with time in the glass though will surely age well for at least a further 10 -15 years . — a month ago

Tom, Anthony and 20 others liked this

Matthiasson

Linda Vista Vineyard Chardonnay 2021

Smooth, creamy, with no oak taste, hint of lemon and grapefruit, light enough to drink on its own, strong enough to pair with charcoal-flavored vegetables and meat. — a month ago

Tom, Douglas and 8 others liked this

Tenuta San Guido

Guidalberto Toscana Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2019

Deep red blackberry flavours. Smooth and delicious. — a month ago

Iwan, leon and 4 others liked this

Lucien Le Moine

Bourgogne Rouge Pinot Noir 2018

Smooth chocolate cherries with a burn that makes me want to order a million bottles. What a wine. Great wine, great memories. Mind you this is the baby version, no way you will notice. — a month ago

Tom, Severn and 10 others liked this
Gilbert Van Hassel

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Good stuff