Bold Reds & Soft Whites

Bold Reds & Soft Whites
Farpointe Cellar
Tasted Saturday, October 01, 2011

FLIGHT 1

2008 Januik Cabernet Sauvignon – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley Blueberry and vanilla on the nose, with cherry and spice in the middle, and earth and minerals at the end. Plum and forest floor on the palate, with spice and stone on the mid-palate, and a nice blueberry finish. (92 Points)

2007 Cadaretta Cabernet Sauvignon – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley Plum and spice on the nose, with red currant and floral notes underneath, and some earth at the end. The palate is rich, with red fruit and spice, some earth and flowers, and a plum finish. (91 Points)

2006 Kanta Riesling Kanta Egon Muller – Australia, South Australia, Mount Lofty Ranges, Adelaide Hills Crushed rock and spice on the nose, with some lemon zest and honey underneath. Great acidity on the palate, with a heavy dose of minerals supported by lemon and honey. It has a nice clove finish. (90 Points)

2007 Grans-Fassian Piesporter Goldtröpfchen Riesling Spätlese – Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer Tropical fruit and citrus on the nose, with a good mineral backbone. Lots of honey and pineapple on the palate, with mango and tangerine on the mid-palate. It finishes with good minerality. (88 Points)

2008 Hall Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley – USA, California, Napa Valley Smoke and earth on the nose, along with currant jam and spice. It finished with licorice and blackberry. Very tannic on the palate, with lots of black fruit and earth. The nose was good, but the palate was disappointing. (85 Points)

FLIGHT 2

2006 Juslyn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Spring Mountain District – USA, California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District Dirt and flowers on the nose, with pencil lead, blueberry, and blackberry right behind. Much fruitier on the palate, with blue and black fruit, graphite, and a sweet floral finish. (93 Points)

2007 Selbach-Oster Zeltinger Schlossberg Riesling Spätlese – Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer Lots of flowers and fresh herbs on the nose, with some apple and spice on the backend. Sweet and floral on the palate, with apple and citrus on the mid-palate, and a nice herbal finish. (92 Points)

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