Wines of Napa and Sonoma

Wines of Napa and Sonoma
Farpointe Cellar
Tasted Sunday, October 17, 2010

FLIGHT 1

2006 Bond St. Eden – USA, California, Napa Valley The nose had cherry and forest floor, plum and spice, mocha and raspberry, and some oak at the end. The palate was soft, with cherry and chocolate, raspberry and plum, spice and some oak. (93 Points)

2006 Von Strasser Petit Verdot Port – USA, California, Napa Valley, Diamond Mountain The nose had raisin and fig, spice and chocolate, and some flowers at the end. The palate was rich, with espresso and fig, berry and mocha, and a nice chocolate finish. (92 Points)

2007 Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon Estate – USA, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena The nose had cherry and graphite, blueberry and vanilla, and a little spice. The palate was smooth, with cherry and pencil lead, spice and blueberry, and a big oaky finish. (92 Points)

2007 Beaulieu Vineyard Tapestry Reserve – USA, California, Napa Valley The nose had spice and graphite, cherry and licorice, cherry and cranberry, and a little chocolate. The palate was soft, with mocha and pencil lead, cherry and licorice, spice, and a nice cranberry finish. (91 Points)

2003 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Russian River Valley – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley The nose had cherry and earth, spice and raspberry, and some cedar towards the end. The palate had cherry and forest floor, raspberry and spice, and a great cedar finish. (91 Points)

1999 Mayacamas Vineyards Merlot – USA, California, Napa Valley, Mt. Veeder Decanted about 1 1/2 hours. The nose had cherry and earth, cedar and plum, mocha and spice, and a faint vanilla finish. The palate was soft, with cherry and chocolate, plum and earth, spice, and a good vanilla finish. (90 Points)

2007 Paul Hobbs Pinot Noir Ulises Valdez Vineyard Russian River Valley – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley The nose had black cherry and plum, earth and spice, and fresh herbs at the end. The palate was soft, with cherry and forest floor, chopped herbs and plum, and a nice cedar finish. (90 Points)

2007 Paul Hobbs Syrah Kick Ranch – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley The nose had pepper and black currant, tar and raspberry, and some graphite. The palate was a bit tannic, with black currant and pepper, tar and pencil lead, and a big oak finish. (89 Points)

2008 Hirsch Vineyards Chardonnay – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast The nose had apple and pear, spice and vanilla. The palate was crisp, with pear and apple, spice and citrus, and a slightly creamy finish. (88 Points)

2007 Darioush Shiraz – USA, California, Napa Valley, Yountville The nose had espresso and roasted herbs, cherry and raspberry, and some oak at the end. The palate had coffee bean and herbs, cherry and raspberry, and a huge oak finish. (86 Points)

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