Stocking Stuffers

Stocking Stuffers
Farpointe Cellar
Tasted Saturday, December 10, 2011

FLIGHT 1

2007 Peju Province Winery Merlot – USA, California, Napa Valley Tobacco and blackberry on the nose, with cherry and dark chocolate underneath, and some mint at the end. Red and black fruit on the palate, with chocolate and leather on the mid-palate, and some mint on the finish. (90 Points)

2007 Paraduxx (Duckhorn Vineyards) – USA, California, Napa Valley Dark, black fruit on the nose, with baking spice and vanilla in the middle, and some pepper at the end. Lots of spice and oak on the palate, with black fruit underneath, and a very peppery finish. (89 Points)

2010 Duckhorn Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc – USA, California, Napa Valley Apricot and lemon on the nose, with watermelon and peach right after. The palate has grapefruit and citrus, a little melon, and a good peach finish. (88 Points)

2010 Conundrum Wines White Table Wine – USA, California Beeswax and tropical fruit on the nose, with some pear and apple in the middle, and some floral notes at the end. Honey and pear on the palate, with spicy floral notes on the mid-palate, and a little tropical fruit on the finish. (88 Points)

2010 Sonoma-Cutrer Chardonnay Russian River Ranches – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley Honey and roasted nuts on the nose, with lemon pie and spice at the end. The palate had good acidity and some nice lemon notes. It was a bit oaky, but it finishes with some good nuttiness. (87 Points)

FLIGHT 2

2008 Continuum Proprietary Red – USA, California, Napa Valley, Oakville Cherry, plum, and coffee on the nose, with hints of leather, pencil lead, and bittersweet chocolate. Soft and round on the palate, with chocolate and cherry, plum and leather, and a nice graphite finish. (92 Points)

2008 Faust Cabernet Sauvignon – USA, California, Napa Valley Cherry and flowers on the nose, with pumpkin spice and leather underneath. Rich and dark on the palate, with spice and leather. It’s a bit tannic for me, but not too bad. (90 Points)

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