The Northerners vs. The Southerners “Hemispheres Collide”

The Northerners vs. The Southerners “Hemispheres Collide”
Farpointe Cellar
Tasted Saturday, August 14, 2010

FLIGHT 1

2004 Sieber Rd GSM – Australia, South Australia, Barossa The nose had smoked mushrooms and pepper, earth and raspberry, and a touch of blueberry at the end. The palate was rich and thick, with pepper and earth, raspberry and smoke, and a blueberry and truffle finish. (89 Points)

2008 Barnard Griffin Cabernet Sauvignon – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley The nose had chocolate and concentrated cherry juice, spice, and a little mint. The palate had espresso and cherry, spice, a nice berry finish. (88 Points)

2004 Icaria Creek Cabernet Sauvignon – USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley The nose had loads of fruit – blackberry, blueberry, cherry, and black currant. It also had cedar and coffee. The palate was very tannic, with blackberry and raspberry, cherry and mocha, and big cedar finish.

2008 Tarrawarra Pinot Noir – Australia, Victoria, Port Phillip, Yarra Valley The nose had cherry and raspberry, tree bark, and a little nutmeg. The palate was soft, with sour cherry and spice, raspberry and earth, and a floral finish. (87 Points)

2009 Bodega Colome Torrontés Estate – Argentina, Salta, Calchaquies The nose had tropical fruit and acacia flowers, lime and minerals, and a little rose at the end. The palate had lots of stone rose petal flavors. The was also a little grapefruit, and a touch of flowers on the finish. (86 Points)

FLIGHT 2

2005 Rusden Shiraz Black Guts – Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Barossa Valley The nose had smoke and meat, blueberry, and a little bacon. The palate was juicy and rich, with blueberry and game, smoked meat, and a slight oaky finish. (90 Points)

2005 Roy Estate Proprietary Blend – USA, California, Napa Valley The nose had chocolate and black currant, earth and spice, and a heavy dose of vanilla. The palate was slightly tannic, with dark fruit and mocha, forest floor and spice, and a big oak finish. (89 Points)

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