Pinot X

Pinot X
Farpointe Cellar
Tasted Saturday, March 05, 2011

FLIGHT 1

2008 Talley Vineyards Pinot Noir – USA, California, Central Coast, Arroyo Grande Valley Very floral and spicy on the nose, with lots of ripe cherry and raspberry, and a little citrus at the end. Soft on the palate with nice sour cherry and spice. The mid-palate has some orange juice, and the finish has loads of raspberry. (91 Points)

2007 Domaine Marc Kreydenweiss Pinot Blanc Kritt Les Charmes – France, Alsace, Andlau, Alsace AOC Apples topped with roasted nuts greet the nose, followed by hints of citrus and floral notes. There’s some deep richness on the palate and slight sweetness to the fruit. Lots of apple and orange, with floral tones on the mid-palate, and a nice nutty finish. (89 Points)

2009 Edi Simcic Pinot Grigio Giocato – Slovenia, Primorska Floral and fruity on the nose, it is mainly apple and pear, with lavender edges. It’s slightly tropical and viscous at the end. Much more complex on the palate, the fruit and floral flavors have a nice petrol tinge that lasts all the way through the finish. 89 Points()

2008 L’Angevin Pinot Noir – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley Sweet cherries on the nose, with blueberry behind, and smoke surrounding it all. A little tannic on the palate, but the flavors from the nose are all there. (89 Points)

2008 Alexana Pinot Noir Dundee Hills – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills Spicy and perfumed on the nose, with undertones of blackberry and black currant. There was an earthy/smokiness in the middle and some floral notes at the end. Quite tannic on the palate, it still has good dark fruit and earthiness. It’s slight bitter on the finish, though.

2009 WillaKenzie Estate Pinot Blanc Estate Bottled – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley A fairly simplistic nose of apple and pear. Not much else going on. A little better on the palate, the fruit is there in the background. The main flavor is raw almonds. It also has a nice thickness. (87 Points)

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