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!

Voerzio Martini

Ciabot della Luna Langhe Nebbiolo 2021

Love opening a bottle with no expectation and having hit your sweet spot.
unbelievably soft tannins. Velvet mouth feels. Touch of oak against tobacco / leather with enough fruit and just a kiss of sweetness to keep it from being overly earthy.

A little light bodied relative to peers.

This was nice.
#Barsha
— 11 days ago

Anthony liked this

Domaine Vincent Paris

La Geynale Cornas Syrah 2021

Bloody, broody and fruity. Beautiful expression of a great vineyard from Cornas. — 14 days ago

Paul, Austin and 4 others liked this

Weingut Seehof

Elektrisch Kabinett Riesling 2022

Damn that’s a refreshing wine ⚡️ — 17 days ago

Serge, Severn and 1 other liked this

Roederer Estate

L'Ermitage Brut Anderson Valley Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2017

Wonderful! Great yeast, brioche, citrus, full body, and smooth. Nice little bubbles. — 12 days ago

DAD, Bob and 3 others liked this

Altesino

Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2018

Visited this winery years ago and loved the experience & the wines. To be able to enjoy it again was such a treat. Delicious!!! — 13 days ago

Shay, Laura and 6 others liked this

Sandlands

Kirschenmann Cinsault 2022

The 2022 “Kirschenmann” (Lodi) sources its fruit from, you guessed it, Sandlands home vineyard, Kirschenmann which, only recently, had Cinsault grafted to 1 single acre of 140r rootstock (rootstock was planted in 2019 and Cinsault was grafted in 2020).

Popped and poured; enjoyed over the course of a few hours. The wine pours a slightly hazy ruby color with a translucent core; medium viscosity with no staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is developing with heady notes of raspberries, freshly ground black pepper, Peony’s, and dried herbs. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium, fine gritty tannin and medium+ acid. Confirming the notes from the nose. The finish is long and sweet-tart. Drink now through 2032.
— 16 days ago

Brian, Erin and 12 others liked this

Clos Mogador

Com Tu Montsant Grenache 2019

Time to explore this Clos Mogador ‘Com Tu’ Garnatxa Negra de la Figuera (2019).

It’s made with 100% Garnatxa Negra (Grenache Noir) grapes coming from the small village of la Figuera in Montsant DO in the broader region of Catalunya, NE Spain.

Montsant DO neighbors and surrounds Prioriat DOQ with similar macro environmental influences (warm, dry, sunny), making it a great place to produce ripe and powerful wines.

Com Tu started as a side project and has since become part of the iconic Clos Mogador portfolio.

This is a quintessential, and elevated, summer barbeque wine! It’s medium ruby with aromas and flavors of ripe, juicy red and black cherry, red plum, boysenberry, stewed strawberry rhubarb, blood orange, dried prune, violet, black licorice, crushed stone, and leather.

It is dry, with medium acidity, a full body, high alcohol (14.5% ABV), medium tannins that are ripe and a medium(+) finish. It’s lovely and could pair well with a variety of grilled or smoked meats and vegetables.

Cheers to Clos Mogador and delicious Garnatxas from around the globe!
— 12 days ago

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Deked1, Ira and 13 others liked this

Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 2017

Savory, peppery and wonderful with cacio e pepe. — 15 days ago

Austin, Tom and 8 others liked this

Domaine de Chevalier

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

2014 vintage. This is the red. 65% Cab Sauv, 30% Merlot, 5% PV. Nose opened up after 45 mins with some sea salt, allspice, currant and cherry notes. Medium to medium+ body. Fairly plushy and cushioned on the finish. Tannins are there if you want ‘em but that Petit Verdot really steals the show at the end. A modicum of mint + baking chocolate make an appearance as well. Still clinging to a small paunch of baby fat which should fall off in another two years. The tumblers are clicking but the combination isn’t totally there just yet. Give it another 3-4 years but pretty dayum delish right now. — 3 years ago

Shay, Charles and 8 others liked this