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!

Domaines des Braves

Régnié Gamay 2022

Crushed gravel, violets, sage and eucalyptus, with sour cherry — 22 days ago

LM liked this

Domaine Huet

Le Mont Sec Vouvray Chenin Blanc 2020

Love Huet. The Sec has great fruit with a nice crispness. Drinking very nicely right now. — a month ago

Shay, Douglas and 6 others liked this

La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2015

I was expecting this to be tight and tannic. Nope this was lush and silky smooth. Perfect for the Napa cab lover that wants to try something different. The potential for a few more points is there if you can wait. — a month ago

Vin, Andrew and 10 others liked this

Occidental Wines

Freestone-Occidental Pinot Noir 2019

Complex and earthy. This wine has a strong flavor of flowers and forest. Beautiful purple color. It was a tad more tart than I remember but it was a deep rich experience. Opened up nicely after about 30-40 minutes. — a month ago

Ted, Andrew and 10 others liked this

Enderle & Moll

Buntsandstein Ida Pinot Noir 2020

Gorgeous wine. This is just stellar. In 2-3 years this will be a 10. Herbs, oregano, orange rind, strawberry, plenty of acid, quite tannic, black currants, cranberries, lime, hint of plum. It was a warm vintage. For all the folks who had trouble with the 17’s. I hear you - might have been outliers. Ever since E&M really rocked. My 17’s big boys were for some reason actually pretty good and i plan to keep them for another 2-3 years or so. — 25 days ago

Iwan, Peter and 7 others liked this

Schloss Gobelsburg

Gobelsburger Kamptal Riesling 2020

Melón, some citrus, slight hint of butter, on the nose. Smooth with very moderate tannins, medium finish. Paired well with the classic cabbage and sausage German dish. Would definitely have again! — a month ago

Ira, Severn and 6 others liked this

Blackbird Vineyards

Contrarian Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

64 Cab Sauv, 29 Cab Franc, 7 Merlot. Little tight after 1 hour decant, alcohol nose is heavy for 14.1%. Earth forward, tobacco, black olive, stewed blackberries. Old world car with a new world engine. Black licorice, and herbs on the finish. Savory wine. — a month ago

Martin, Norman and 1 other liked this


Fontanasanta Vigneti Delle Dolomiti Nosiola 2021

This variety – Nosiola – is an ancient, regional specialty of Trentino-Alto Adige in Northern Italy, known for its distinctive hazelnut aromas that occur naturally, not from long-term oak or bottle aging (which can also contribute nuttiness in white wines). In Italian, “nocciola” means hazelnut, a clear etymological link.

After learning about this unique variety, we had to track down a wine made from it. When we discovered that Azienda Agricola Foradori makes a single variety expression, we were sold!!

This wine was made biodynamically, with ancient practices in the winery, including 8 months of skin contact in clay amphorae. The resulting wine is alive, awakening as it breathes, and evolving from sip to sip.

It first opened with notes of lemongrass, lemon verbena, fresh mint and basil, and delicate white pepper. As it evolved, it took on notes of geranium, white blossom, honeydew, grapefruit pith, elderberry, and wet stones. With even more time, I detected some of that hazelnut character, although, admittedly, it could have been the power of suggestion leading me there…

One thing is for certain: it’s delicious, layered, and like nothing we’ve tasted before.
— 25 days ago

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Deked1, Severn and 19 others liked this
Jay Kline

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Anything by Elisabetta Foradori is worthy of discovery 💯


@Jay Kline So true!! We’ve never met a Foradori wine we didn’t love 😍

Domaines Ott

Château de Selle Côtes de Provence Rosé Blend 2022

offering flower petals, yellow plums, yellow and red apples, underripe strawberry, ginger candy, charred orange and crushed minerals ~ mid palate resonates and broadens out — a month ago

Severn, David and 17 others liked this