Tax Weekend Wine Tasting!

Tax Weekend Wine Tasting!
Hello Kitty Den
Tasted Saturday, April 14, 2012

FLIGHT 1

2006 Tenuta Sette Ponti Oreno Toscana IGT – Italy, Tuscany, Toscana IGT Raspberry and spice on the nose, along with dirt and cherry, and some leather and smoke at the end. Cherry and leather on the palate, with some dirt and spice on the mid-palate, and a good spicy finish. (91 Points)

2009 Xavier Vignon Châteauneuf-du-Pape Chateauneuf de Pape – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Meat and leather on the nose, with red fruit in the middle, and some pepper at the end. Rich and juicy on the palate, with dark fruit and game, some leather on the middle palate, and a nice pepper finish. (90 Points)

2007 Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf-du-Pape Vieilles Vignes – France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Bright fruit and leather on the nose, with pepper and game underneath. Rich and juicy on the palate, with leather and dark fruit, and a pepper and game finish. (90 Points)

2007 Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc – USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles Lychee and spice on the nose, with hints of pear and beeswax, and some floral notes at the end. Lychee and pear on the palate, with spice on the mid-palate, and a good floral finish. (90 Points)

2010 Domaine Coston Coteaux du Languedoc Les Terrasses du Larzac – France, Languedoc Roussillon, Languedoc, Coteaux du Languedoc Les Terrasses du Larzac Black fruit and game on the nose, with pepper and leather at the end. Rich on the palate, with some game and leather, black fruit on the mid-palate, and a good pepper finish. (90 Points)

2006 Blair Fox Syrah Tierra Alta Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County Meat and pepper on the nose, with red fruit and leather, and some pepper at the end. Rich and juicy on the palate, with some red fruit and leather, a little pepper, and a good meaty finish. (90 Points)

2010 Carlisle Zinfandel Sonoma Valley – USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley Black fruit and bramble on the nose, with pepper and game at the end. Rich and juicy on the palate, with pepper and sweet black fruit, and great bramble finish. (90 Points)

NV Warre Porto Den Kongelige Livgardes Finest Reserve Ruby – Portugal, Douro, Porto Raisins and plum on the nose, with hints of spice and fig. Rich and juicy on the palate, with raisan and fig, a little spice, and a nice floral finish. (90 Points)

2005 Rubicon Estate / Niebaum-Coppola Cabernet Sauvignon Cuvée Rutherford – USA, California, Napa Valley, Rutherford Raspberry and leather on the nose, with some spice and game in the middle, and a little chocolate at the end. Raspberry and dark chocolate on the palate, with leather and spice, and a good games finish. (89 Points)

2008 Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) Médoc Réserve Spéciale – France, Bordeaux, Médoc Cherry and leather on the nose, with spice and dirt at the end. Smooth and juicy on the palate, with tobacco and cherry, leather and dirt, and a good spicy finish. (88 Points)

2009 Domaine des Cognettes Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Selection des Cognettes “Tradition” – France, Loire Valley, Pays Nantais, Muscadet de Sèvre-et-Maine Lots of stone on the nose, with a little lime and peach. Great acidity and mine reality on the palate, with lime and peach. (87 Points)

2010 Bünchen Riesling Spätlese – Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer Pear and honey on the nose, with some citrus and floral notes underneath. Honey on the palate, with lots tropical fruit and floral notes. (87 Points)

2004 Craneford Shiraz John Zilm – Australia, South Australia, Barossa, Barossa Valley Rich and sweet black fruit on the nose, with some leather and pepper underneath. Rich and juicy on the palate, with some meat and pepper on the mid-palate, and a good leather finish. (87 Points)

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