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Farpointe Cellar
Tasted Saturday, February 05, 2011

FLIGHT 1

2007 Rosenblum Cellars Zinfandel Rockpile Road Vineyard – USA, California, Sonoma County, Rockpile The nose is practically all pepper. Actually, it does have some blackberry, cherry, and vanilla, but the pepper is overpowering. The palate is rich and thick, with loads of pepper, like the nose. Underneath was blackberry, raspberry, and cherry. The finish had vanilla and spice. (91 Points)

2007 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon CrossBarn – USA, California, Napa Valley Cigar and espresso on the nose, with dark, black fruit and licorice at the end. Smooth and rich on the palate, there is a nice chalkiness to the tannins. The black currant and cherry fruit come through on the mid-palate, and the minty mocha on the finish. (90 Points)

2008 Roots Run Deep Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Educated Guess – USA, California, Napa Valley A bunch of blueberry covered in milk chocolate on the nose. It is very creamy with hints if mint and cherry underneath. Full and rich in the mouth, the blueberry and cherry fruit really stand out. Chocolate fills out the mid-palate, and the finish is all mint. (89 Points)

2006 Neyers Zinfandel Pato Vineyard – USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Contra Costa County Cherry and damp earth on the nose, with some spice , herbs, and tobacco. Rich and earthy on the palate, the cherry on the mid-palate and the tobacco and strawberry on the finish was good. (89 Points)

2005 Marqués de Riscal Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León – Spain, Castilla y León, Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León Lots of red fruit on the nose, mixed with subtle hints of cedar and spice. Soft and smooth on the palate, the acidity was nice. It had nice red fruit and a little barnyard. The spice on the mid-palate was followed by a good cedar finish. (88 Points)

FLIGHT 2

2006 Bouchard Père et Fils Beaune 1er Cru Clos de la Mousse – France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Beaune 1er Cru Floral and earthy on the nose, with cherry, herbs, and leather underneath. The palate was like cherry syrup, with leather and herbs on top. The finish was nice and spicy. (90 Points)

2005 Hartwell Vineyards Merlot Estate Grown – USA, California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District The nose is dominated by mocha and coffee. Behind that was plum and cherry, with some spice on the finish. The palate was full of plum, with coffee and espresso underneath. The finish was full of cherry and spice. (89 Points)

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