Easter Wines

Easter Wines
Farpointe Cellar
Tasted Saturday, April 23, 2011

FLIGHT 1

2009 CAPTÛRE WINES Sauvignon Blanc Tradition Kick Ranch/Windrem Ranch – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley A nice stone and grapefruit mix on the nose, with wonderful herb and lemon zest undertones. The fruit is very ripe and minerals and herbs infuse everything. The palate is exactly like the nose. I really like the minerality of this wine. (93 Points)

2009 Mönchhof Robert Eymael Riesling Spätlese Mosel Slate – Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer Cream on the nose, with hints of beeswax and honey, plus some lemon and apple. Sweet and rich on the palate, the tastes are of honey drenched apples in a citrus reduction. (92 Points)

2009 Château Génot-Boulanger Mercurey Les Sazenay – France, Burgundy, Côte Chalonnaise, Mercurey Lots going on on the nose. Meat juice mixed with smoke, followed by sour cherry, spice, and floral notes. The palate had more sour cherry upfront, with a nice backbone of cedar and spice. The finish was a nice smoke and floral mix. (90 Points)

2007 Anglim Mourvedre Hastings Ranch – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles The nose starts with a big shot of potpourri, followed by cherry, minerals, and damp earth. The palate is more minerals and cherry, with background notes of flowers, and earth. (90 Points)

2009 Gérard Tremblay Chablis – France, Burgundy, Chablis Stoney, with nice apple and peach fruit on the nose. The palate was a little more lemony, but it did have the same peach and mineral flavors as the nose. (88 Points)

FLIGHT 2

2007 Château de Saint-Cosme Châteauneuf-du-Pape – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Dark berries and tar on the nose, with hints of coffee and cigar box. Much more explosive on the palate, the flavors are same as the nose, with the added tastes wet leaves on the finish. (92 Points)

2008 Benovia Pinot Noir La Pommeraie – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley* Lots of cherry and raspberry fruit, with small amounts of spice and forest floor. Even more fruity on the nose, with addition of boysenberry to the cherry and raspberry. The spice and earth flavors are there, but they are overshadowed by the fruit. (89 Points)

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