Long Weekend Wines (Labor Day Edition)

Happy Labor Day weekend! Weekends in general are a great time to relax after a tiring work week. It's finally time to open that bottle you’ve been waiting five days to drink, and now you can fully take in and enjoy. So, what happens when it’s a long weekend? Open more than one bottle you’re excited about! Whether you’ve planned a weekend getaway to the mountains or the beach, are planning on having a socially distanced gathering, or even if you’re still working over the weekend, we hope you have wines that will pair well with your weekend activities! We’ve gathered tasting notes from Delectable users who have been either preparing for the long weekend ahead or sharing their drinking enjoyments from weekends past. Do you remember the phrase, “you can’t wear white after Labor Day”? Well, in our opinion, you can DRINK white after Labor Day. So, stock up on whites, reds, and everything in-between and enjoy your long weekend!

Schloss Gobelsburg

Schlosskellerei Gobelsburg Kamptal Riesling 2018

Tonight's wine is the 2018 Schlosskellerei Gobelsburg Kamptal Riesling. This wine comes from Osterreich, Austria the A Terry Theise Estate. What a wonderful riesling this is, it checks all the boxes.

On the nose there is green apple, lemon, pear, jasmine, petrol, bicycle rubber tires and minerality.

The palate gives us lemon/lime, green apple, peach, petrol, flinty notes and a nice minerality.

This wine is medium bodied with a great balance and high acidity that gives way to a long crisp citrus finish. What a wonderful wine and a wonderful end to a nice weekend. I hope everyone had the same and stayed safe and healthy. Have a great week ahead. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂
— 4 months ago

Severn, E and 22 others liked this

Château Mont-Redon

Lirac Red Rhone Blend 2016


Solid wine. Really turning into a Grenache fan. Love the deep color, great acidity. Almost to a long weekend!! — 3 months ago

with Jeni
Kimberly, Dawn and 13 others liked this


"Schäf' Reiler Mullay-Hofberg Spätlese Riesling 2015

‪We had several delicious wines this weekend but this Riesling was the stand-out! Its pineapple notes paired perfectly with apple turnovers.‬ — 3 months ago

Severn, Laura and 12 others liked this

Domaine François Cotat

Les Caillottes Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Long weekend night 3. Juicy yellow fruit & herbs across nose & palate. The acidity & freshness add texture and early complexity. A standout in Sancerre. Great wine. — 3 months ago

Vanessa, Douglas and 49 others liked this
Matthew Cohen

Matthew Cohen

It was good young ?

Ridge Vineyards

Lytton Springs Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Blend 2017

Up north weekend getaway! — 3 months ago

Severn, Peter and 2 others liked this

Tinhorn Creek

Oldfield Reserve Syrah 2013

A glass of the ‘13 Syrah yo go with our pizza tonight to end the long weekend. — 4 months ago

Heather Leatham
with Heather
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Thick as Thieves

Levings Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2017

First decent sunshine in the garden
Weekend is on early this week
Got delivered a 6 pack split between 2017 and 2016 yesterday
This '17 is delicious!!
It reminds me a lot of a sangiovese from Radda or Castelnuovo Berardenga or even a northern brunello. Vibrant, mineral, but supported by strong shoulders that you can't notice much at this stage. Neat and precise are the violet,tobacco and licorice.
Spices, leather and cola. The fruit is between a blood orange and a raspberry. I dare to say it recalls a Soldera's Brunello. Long, young and enjoyable from now and many years ahead.
— 3 months ago

Josh, Mike and 14 others liked this
Rob Brobst III

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@Ceccherini Cristiano interesting comparisons. I don’t often read about Pinot’s characteristics in this way. If this is that close of a comparison to two very different varietals then, I may have to reorganize my cellar better so that I don’t get Brunello’s and Pinot mixed up.
Ceccherini Cristiano

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@Rob Brobst III 😄😄
Mind though I didn't compared sangovese and pinot, but specific sangiovese from specific areas with this specific pinot. Many producers in Tuscany are known to be producing wines that resemble a Burgundy, but the play in your mouth is slightly different. Instead of fascinate you with the array of scents, smooth touch and a never ending elegant after-taste some wines IMO they deliver a juiciness when they enter and then in the mid palate they explode and spread everywhere with a long powerful after-taste. Well I reckon this T&T pinot noir had that factor that I find in many Tuscan wines, specifically in sangiovese from Radda, Castelnuovo(sometines) and Montosoli(northern area of Montalcino); other wines are like that(Kurni, Habemus...) but having ancestors from the Chianti area shifts me easily on that vision.
I don't think you need to move anything around in your cellar😄, but you got curious on what you would have done in regards🤗. Cheers mate!🙏

My Favorite Neighbor

Harvey & Harriet Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Shay A

Wonderful past weekend enjoying some lake time with my family. These TX summers are brutal, but some relaxation by the lake always helps!

My first time trying this and after hearing the recent news (Constellation has investment in Booker now, as well as this wine has dropped from $50 to $30 and My Favorite Neighbor has dropped from $70 to $50), this is pretty killer juice for the price. A blend of 65% cab, 20% Syrah, and rounded out by equal parts petit Verdot, Malbec and petite Sirah. Inky, dark, fresh squeezed fruits abound. Aromatically, it showed spice cake, cinnamon, and baked mixed berry pie. The Malbec and petite Sirah show up on the palate with a hint of licorice and black pepper spice. Charcoal, cedar and grilled blackberries. It’s rich and decadent with a big finish. Paired perfectly with marinated skirt steak.
— 4 months ago

Timmer, Severn and 48 others liked this
Bryan Kesting

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@Shay A Totally agree, Shay. I just had this a few days ago and really enjoyed it.
Martin Sher

Martin Sher

@Shay A was hoping to see your review - agree with you all the way on this
Philip Deibel

Philip Deibel

@Shay A great review. I love watching Eric talk about MFN and Booker on IG. He cracks me up. I order a couple of each of MFNs new single-vineyard designates to try. They look promising!

Château Cantemerle

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 1989

Enjoyed this aged Bordeaux over the weekend. Probably passed it’s peak but still lots of fun. Elements of tobacco, leather, and plum. — 3 months ago

Mike, Peter and 5 others liked this

Emmanuel Brochet

Le Mont Benoit Extra Brut Champagne Blend

Second time trying this cuvée and it was a just a great experience. It has great balance of fruit (apple, pear), elegant yet crisp acidity with some weight and texture on the palate. A great champagne for a weekend lunch with the family. Stood up through the whole meal. — 4 months ago

Lyle, Severn and 11 others liked this