You be the Critic!

You be the Critic!
Farpointe Cellar
Tasted Saturday, August 27, 2011

FLIGHT 1

2005 Villa Creek High Road James Berry Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles Spice and dirt on the nose, with some black currant and blackberry in the middle, and some floral notes at the end. Black fruit on the palate, with some spice and dirt on the mid-palate, and a floral finish. (90 Points)

2010 Mohua Sauvignon Blanc – New Zealand, South Island, Marlborough Grapefruit and pineapple concentrate on the nose, with hints of lemon lychee and grass. The palate was almost the same. Lots of grapefruit and pineapple, some lychee in the mid-palate, and a lot of lemon zest on the finish.

2009 Domaine de Bernier Vin de Pays du Val de Loire – France, Loire Valley, Vin de Pays du Val de Loire Lots of fruit on the nose. Peaches, apricot, pineapple, and citrus. There’s a little stone, plus some floral notes at the end. Crisp and clean on the palate, with pineapple and citrus, some stone on the mid-palate, and a nice citrus finish.

2008 Treana White Central Coast – USA, California, Central Coast Peach and lemon on the nose, with some herbs and fresh ground tea leaves. Rich and thick on the palate, with tea leaves and lemon, and little peach, and a nice herbal finish. (89 Points)

2009 Dog Point Sauvignon Blanc – New Zealand, South Island, Marlborough Pineapple and pine nuts on the nose, with small amounts of tropical fruit and burnt twigs. Crisp on the palate, with lemon and tropical fruit, toasted nuts, and a nice tropical finish. (87 Points)

FLIGHT 2

2007 Corrina Rayment Shiraz Expatriate Oliver’s Taranga – Australia, South Australia, Fleurieu, McLaren Vale Toast and coffee bean on the nose, earth and graphite, black fruit, and a some floral notes at the end. Soft on the palate, with nice black fruit, earth and pencil lead, and a good toasty finish.

2006 Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno Toscana IGT – Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT Licorice and toast on the nose, with black fruit and spice underneath. Rich and spicy on the nose, with toasted wood and black fruit. The finish is very spicy. (92 Points)

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