Great BBQ Wines

Great BBQ Wines
Farpointe Cellar
Tasted Saturday, August 20, 2011

FLIGHT 1

2009 Costa De Oro Pinot Noir – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County Strawberry and cherry on the nose, along with spice, and artificial orange flavoring. Earthy and spicy on the palate, with rich berry and citrus notes. (89 Points)

2006 Cristom Syrah Estate – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Eola – Amity Hills Blackberry and pepper on the nose, with some tar and spice, and a little plum at the end. Rich and juicy on the palate, with loads of pepper, some earth, and a plumy finish. (89 Points)

2008 Soter Vineyards Pinot Noir North Valley – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley Cherry and spice on the nose, plus a little smoke and a little rose oil at the end. The palate had roses and cherry, some spice on the mid-palate, and a good raspberry finish. (88 Points)

2007 Summers Winery Zinfandel Four – Acre Zin – USA, California, Napa Valley A wonderful nose of pepper, bramble, concentrated cherry juice, and earth. Not as good on the palate, but still nice. Cherry and earth, pepper and bramble, and a little spice on the finish. (88 Points)

2007 Santa Ema Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve – Chile, Central Valley, Maipo Valley Tobacco and black currant on the nose, with licorice and plum, and a little spice at the end. Slightly tannic on the palate, but with lots of fruit yo cover it up. Black currant, plum, and cherry upfront, with tobacco and earth in the middle, and some licorice on the finish. (86 Points)

FLIGHT 2

2008 Vineyard 29 Zinfandel Aida Estate – USA, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena Spicy, with lots of berry on the nose. Underneath is earth and flowers, and a little pepper. Berries and pepper on the palate, with earth and flowers on the finish. (90 Points)

2007 B Cellars Blend 24 – USA, California, Napa Valley Lots of berry and cherry on the nose, with some leather at the end. The palate was much the same – lots of fruit and a little leather. (89 Points)

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