Battle of the Sexes: Female vs. Male Winemakers

Farpointe Cellar

Tasted June 25, 2011 by mmurry with 456 views

Flight 1 (5 notes)

Red
2007 Rivetto Barbaresco Ce Vanin Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco
90 points
Sour cherry on the nose, plus cedar and spice underneath, and a hint of perfume and rose petals at the end. Very fruit on the palate, but with a nice earth backbone. The finish was all flowers and perfume.
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Red
2007 Selby Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County USA, California, Sonoma County
90 points
Tobacco and cherry on the nose, with all spice and cinnamon in the middle, and some black raspberry at the end. The palate is rich with dark fruit. The earth flavors come on in the middle and it finishes with lots of spice.
Red
2007 Provenance Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford USA, California, Napa Valley, Rutherford
89 points
Rich dark fruit on the nose, with spice and earth flavors behind. Dark and creamy on the palate, this wine is very big. dark fruit, lots of oak, and some spice.
Red
2007 Kathryn Kennedy Cabernet Sauvignon Small Lot USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains
88 points
Rich and creamy on the nose, with lots of dark fruit, a little spice. Much the same on the palate. It's tasty, but one dimensional.
White
2009 Tres Sabores Sauvignon Blanc Farina Vineyard USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Mountain
87 points
Floral and spicy on the nose, with nice hints of citrus and tropical fruit. Rich and creamy on the palate, the spicy and floral tones are surrounded by nice citrus fruit.

Flight 2 (2 notes)

Red
2007 Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas
93 points
The nose has loads of mushroom and mint, mixed with espresso and olives. There's a bit of dark fruit at the end, but the nose is all earth flavors. The palate is much like the nose. All earth flavors with just a touch of fruit. I like it.
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Red
2007 Merry Edwards Pinot Noir Russian River Valley USA, California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley
90 points
Minerals and dark fruit on the nose, with forest floor and cinnamon in the middle, and some sour cherry at the end. Tart cherry on the palate, with earthy and spice behind, and a pleasant dark fruit finish.
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