Wines Rated 90 Points or Better

Wines Rated 90 Points or Better Farpointe Cellar Tasted Saturday, June 19, 2010

FLIGHT 1

2005 Rusden Mataro Full Circle – Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Barossa Valley The nose had blackberry and blueberry, spice and forest floor, and some vanilla and chocolate towards the end. The palate was rich and juicy, with blueberry liqueur, black, spice, and a nice earthy finish. (92 Points)

2006 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley – USA, California, Napa Valley The nose ripe raspberry and cherry, some smoke and tobacco, and some roasted coffee beans at the end. The palate was full of tobacco and smoke. It also had black raspberry and black currant, and a nice mocha finish. (92 Points)

2007 Herman Story Syrah Nuts and Bolts – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County The nose had grilled meat and smoke, black currant and mint, and a touch of blackberry at the end. The palate was rich, with BenGay and meat, smoke and blackberry, and a nice cassis finish. (90 Points)

2008 La Curio Grenache/Shiraz The Nubile – Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, McLaren Vale The nose had cherry and tobacco, earth and spice, and a hint of vanilla. The palate was soft, with black cherry and earth, spice, and a good cigar finish. (90 Points)

2007 Mauritson Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County – USA, California, Sonoma County The nose had lots of black currant and dirt, some vanilla and and chocolate, and a touch of spice. The palate had lots of dark, sour fruit. It also had earth and spice, and a slightly sweet, oaky finish. (89 Points)

FLIGHT 2

1999 Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley – USA, California, Napa Valley The nose had powered chocolate, coffee, and licorice. It ended with a little black currant.The palate was very smooth, with black currant and coffee, some licorice, and a vanilla finish. (92 Points)

2006 Rusden Grenache Christine’s Vineyard – Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Barossa Valley The nose had cranberry and cherry, and a hint of floral notes. The palate was soft, with cranberry and cherry, and a good floral finish. (89 Points)

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