Black Friday Stress Relief

Black Friday Stress Relief
Farpointe Cellar
Tasted Saturday, November 27, 2010

FLIGHT 1

2004 Gibson’s BarossaVale Wines Shiraz – Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Barossa Valley If you like blackberry pie, you’ll lije this nose. It also had an earthy undertone that framed the blueberry fruit at the end. It was nice and soft on the palate, with rich blackberry and blueberry flavors, and a great dirt finish. (91 Points)

2007 Lynmar Chardonnay – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley A heavy dose of toasted amount extract on the nose, plus some lychee and pear. There was also some stone, and a nice floral finish. The palate was more buttery than nose, but it wasn’t overbearing. It had nice peach and pear, some tropical fruit, and a pretty good floral finish. (90 Points)

2009 La Posta Cocina Blanco de Blancos – Argentina, Mendoza A very mineral driven nose, with hints of fresh lemon pie underneath. There was good acidity on the palate, and citrus fruit was really lively. The stone finish went on a long time. (89 Points)

2005 Robert Sinskey Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Vandal Vineyard – USA, California, Napa Valley, Carneros A very interesting nose of chocolate and jalapeños, The cherry and currant aromas formed a nice backbone. The roasted herbs added a nice touch at the end. Soft on the palate, the dark fruit and mocha flavors mixed nicely on the front end. The mid-palate had some bitter herbs, but the plum finish helped out a little. (87 Points)

2006 Ruffino Modus Toscana IGT – Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT A big nose of licorice and gardenias, it also had a lot of dark fruit. The nose seemed a little disjointed. It was very light on the palate and the fruit was muted and bitter. (80 Points)

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