Monthly Double Blind Tasting – 11/21/2010

Monthly Double Blind Tasting – 11/21/2010
Farpointe Cellar
Tasted Sunday, November 21, 2010

FLIGHT 1

1985 Dunn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain – USA, California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain Tasted double blind. The wine was dark red. It was very earthy on the nose. It also had some dirty spice and cherry. The end had some green vegetables and licorice. Bright cherry on the palate, with dirt and licorice. The mid-palate was earthy, and the finish had green vegetables. (93 Points)

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2008 Drew Family Cellars Pinot Noir Fog Eater – USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley Tasted double blind. The wine was light red and clear. Candied fruit and spice on the nose, it also had some dark fruit and smoke. There also also a green vegetable aroma on the backend that was appealing. Soft and smooth on the palate, It had dark fruit and smoke, with hints of green vegetables. The mid-palate had great acidity, and the finish was very smoky. (91 Points)

2005 Anglim Syrah Best Barrel Blend – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles Tasted double blind. The wimp was medium red and clear. Smoky with lots of forest floor, the nose also had bright cherry and raspberry. Nutmeg and cinnamon filled everything out. It was slightly sweet on the palate. It had raspberry and cherry, barnyard on the mid-palate, and a smoky finish. (90 Points)

2006 Diogenes Sauvignon Blanc – USA, California, North Coast, Lake County Tasted double blind. The wine was pale gold and slightly cloudy. A little tight on the nose, but there was hints of stone, citrus, apple, and pear. Rich and slightly buttery on the palate, with mouth-watering acidity. Lovely apple and pear flavors, backed by floral notes and stone. The finish was a little short, but did have some citrus. (90 Points)

2004 Bremer Family Zinfandel – USA, California, Napa Valley Tasted double blind, The wine was medium red and clear. Smoky and chocolatey on the nose, with nice black currant and black cherry fruit. It had a spicy note underneath, and dirt at the end. Tannic and green on the palate, it did have lots of dark fruit and chocolate. The mid-palate was smoky and the finish was earthy. (87 Points)

2009 Bodega Colome Torrontés Estate – Argentina, Salta, Calchaquies Tasted double blind. The wine was light yellow and clear. A lot of peach and floral notes on the nose, with slate and pineapple at the end. Very green and acidic on the palate, it completely overwhelmed the fruit. It had apple and lychee, stone and peach, and a peach finish. (86 Points)

2007 Crushpad The Winemakers Winner’s Wine – USA, California Tasted double blind. The wine was dark red. Rich and spicy on the nose. It had a lot of different fruit – blueberry, raspberry, cherry, and currant, plus some dirty spice. It was slightly bitter on the palate, with dark fruit and spice. (84 Points)

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