Black Friday Wines

Black Friday Wines
Farpointe Cellar
Tasted Saturday, November 26, 2011

FLIGHT 1

2003 Spencer Roloson Tempranillo Madder Lake – USA, California, North Coast, Clear Lake Smoky on the nose, with some cherry and plum, and a little spice at the end. Rich and juicy on the palate, with lots of tannins. The cherry and smoke come together nicely, and it finishes with some spice. (91 Points)

2004 Spencer Roloson Syrah Madder Lake – USA, California, North Coast, Clear Lake Leather and smoke on the nose, with dark black fruit and purple flowers. Blackberry and black currant on the palate, with smoke and leather on the mid-palate, and a floral finish. (91 Points)

2008 Felton Road Pinot Noir Block 3 – New Zealand, South Island, Otago, Central Otago Raspberry and pumpkin spice on the nose, with milk chocolate underneath, and some oak at the end. Soft and juicy on the palate, with raspberry and spice, some oak and bitter chocolate, and good acidic finish. (90 Points)

2006 Clos Floridene – France, Bordeaux, Graves Manure and hay on the nose, with cherry, saddle leather, and floral notes. Smooth on the palate, with lots of earth flavors supported by cherry and rose petals. (89 Points)

2008 Anglim Roussanne – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles Pear and tropical fruit, with some minerals and floral notes. Viscous on the palate, with good acidity and stone flavors. The stone fruits come on in the mid-palate, and it finishes with dried flowers. (89 Points)

FLIGHT 2

2006 Bodegas Mauro Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León Terreus Pago de Cueva Baja – Spain, Castilla y León, Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León A heavy dose of cinnamon and jalapeño peppers upfront, with chipotle chocolate and floral notes right behind, and black fruit at the end. Extremely plush on the palate, with black fruit, followed by peppery spices and bitter chocolate. (96 Points)

2009 L’Aventure Cabernet Sauvignon Estate – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles Rich on the nose, with lots of black fruit and smoked meat. There’s some roasted herbs behind that and some red fruit at the end. Soft and juicy on the palate, with blackberry and herbs, raspberry and meat, and a spicy finish. (92 Points)

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