Merry Christmas from Farpointe!

Merry Christmas from Farpointe!
Farpointe Cellar
Tasted Saturday, December 24, 2011

FLIGHT 1

2008 Ancien Pinot Noir Carneros – USA, California, Napa Valley, Carneros Cherry and chocolate on the nose, with plum, strawberry and floral notes at the end. Rich and juicy on the palate, with sour cherry and plum, and a nice cocoa finish. (91 Points)

NV Henriot Champagne Brut Rosé – France, Champagne Yeast and strawberry on the nose, with some smokiness and cherry at the end. Strawberry and cherry on the palate, with bread and spice on the mid-palate. It finishes with some spice. (90 Points)

2008 Enkidu Sangiovese Rosso Fazekas – USA, California, North Coast, Napa County Dried red fruit and roasted nuts on the nose, with some vanilla and whipped cream at the end. Rich with raspberry liqueur on the palate, with sour cherry and vanilla in the middle, and a nice nutty finish. (90 Points)

2006 Saint-Laurent Syrah – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley, Wahluke Slope BBQ’d meat and blueberry on the nose, with cherry and floral notes, and some spice at the end. Gamey and rich on the palate, with floral notes and spice, and a nice blueberry finish. (90 Points)

2009 Januik Chardonnay Cold Creek Vineyard – USA, Washington, Columbia Valley Buttered popcorn and apple pie on the nose, with spice and citrus on the back end. Less oaky on the palate and much fruitier, with lots of spice on the finish. (88 Points)

**2007 Blue Rock Cabernet Sauvignon – USA, California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley88 Cassis and sweet spice on the nose, with some oak and tobacco at the end. Rich and juicy on the palate, with red fruit, spice, and some leather on the finish. (87 Points)

FLIGHT 2

NV Laurent-Perrier Champagne Cuvée Rosé Brut – France, Champagne Raspberry and strawberry on the nose, with some floral notes and bread dough right after. Strawberry and currants on the palate, with yeast and rose petals on the mid-palate, and a smoky finish. (91 Points)

2007 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Ulises Valdez Vineyard – USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley Tropical fruit and nuts on the nose, with some smoke underneath, and some crushed rock at the end. The palate has good acidity and nice smokiness. There’s a little oak on the mid-palate, and lots of tropical fruit on the finish. (90 Points)

2008 Grassi Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon – USA, California, Napa Valley Wood and earth on the nose, with some dried berries and floral notes. Rich and tannic on the palate, with blueberry and berry, and some oak on the finish. (89 Points)

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