Staff Favorites

Staff Favorites
Farpointe Cellar
Tasted Saturday, August 06, 2011

FLIGHT 1

2005 Betts & Scholl Hermitage Blanc – France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Hermitage Peach and pineapple on the nose, with whipping cream covered apples underneath. At the end was some stone and floral notes. Rich and toasty on the palate, with peach and tropical fruit, and lots of minerality on the finish. (92 Points)

2007 Copain Les Copains James Berry Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles Very floral on the nose, with lots of ripe red fruit and milk chocolate. The palate has more fruit than the nose, with the floral notes in the background. It finishes with dark chocolate. (91 Points)

2008 Jean-Marc Burgaud Morgon Côte du Py Vieilles Vignes – France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon Cherry and dusty earth on the nose, with underlying notes of raspberry and red currant. At the end is some crushed rock. Meaty and stony on the palate, it is supported by sour red fruit and some nice earthiness. (90 Points)

2008 Bodegas Borsao Campo de Borja Berola – Spain, Aragón, Campo de Borja The nose is all rich, creamy black fruit. The was a tiny bit of mocha behind the fruit, but not much else. The palate is much better. It still has the same rich, creamy, black fruit and the mocha, but it also has some earth and oil notes. (90 Points)

2008 Azienda Agricola Moroder Rosso Conero – Italy, Marche, Rosso Conero Smoky on the nose, with sour cherry and rocks, plus some floral notes. Dark and chalky on the palate, the fruit is not as tart, and there’s a nice powdered chocolate flavor on the finish. (88 Points)

FLIGHT 2

2007 Mount Eden Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Bottled – USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains Creamy and rich on the nose, with red fruit and smoke, and some minerals at the end. The palate has an earthiness that is not on the nose. Cigar mixed with red fruit and espresso. The smoke flavors come on in the mid-palate and it finishes with some stone. (90 Points)

2006 Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona Brunello di Montalcino Vigna di Pianrosso – Italy, Tuscany, Montalcino, Brunello di Montalcino Lots of red fruit and floral aromas on the nose. There was also a little minerality. Chalky and stony on the palate, with the red fruit underneath. It finishes with some floral notes. (87 Points)

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