V.I.P. Northwest Tasting

V.I.P. Northwest Tasting
Farpointe Cellar
Tasted Sunday, September 19, 2010

FLIGHT 1

2006 Andrew Will Two Blondes Vineyard – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Yakima Valley The nose had black fruit and woodsy herbs, spice and damp earth, and a little cedar at the end. The palate was rich, with black currant and black cherry, mocha and earth, herbs and spice, and a great cedar finish. (93 Points)

2007 Andrew Will Sorella – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Horse Heaven Hills The nose had black currant and espresso, toast and spice, and some blackberry at the end. The palate was rich and thick, with blackberry and espresso, black currant and spice, and a toasted oak finish. (92 Points)

2007 Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley The nose had plum and powered chocolate, black currant and cherry, and some spice at the end. The palate was rich, with plum and chocolate, black currant and spice, and a good cherry finish. (92 Points)

2008 Elk Cove Vineyards Pinot Noir Roosevelt Vineyard – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Yamhill-Carlton The nose had cherry and meat drippings, blackberry and spice, and a little earth at the end. The palate was smooth, with cherry and blackberry, forest floor and meat, and some spice on the finish. (91 Points)

2008 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Estate Ribbon Ridge – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Ribbon Ridge The nose had rose petals and damp earth, cherry and spice, and some white pepper at the end. The palate was soft, with cherry and loam, roses and pepper, and a good spicy finish. (91 Points)

2007 K Vintners Syrah Phil Lane – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Walla Walla Valley The nose had grilled meat and wet leaves, blueberry and stone, and some mushroom at the end. The palate was rich and thick, with meat juice and blueberry, stone and earth, and a good mush room finish. (91 Points)

2007 DeLille Cellars Chaleur Estate Blanc- USA, Washington, Columbia Valley The nose had nuts and floral notes, fresh herbs and citrus, and a little pear at the end. The palate was rich, with roasted almonds and herbs, citrus and floral notes, and a good pear finish. (90 Points)

2008 Beaux Frères Pinot Noir Beaux Frères Vineyard – USA, Oregon The nose had earth and raspberry, minerals and black currant, and a little spice. The palate was soft, with raspberry and black currant, forest floor and cola, and a nice mineral finish. (89 Points)

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