Black Friday Wines

Farpointe Cellar

Tasted November 26, 2011 by mmurry with 263 views

Flight 1 (5 notes)

Red
2003 Spencer Roloson Tempranillo Madder Lake USA, California, North Coast, Clear Lake
91 points
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.
Red
2004 Spencer Roloson Syrah Madder Lake USA, California, North Coast, Clear Lake
91 points
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.
Red
2008 Felton Road Pinot Noir Block 3 New Zealand, South Island, Otago, Central Otago
90 points
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.
Red
2006 Clos Floridene France, Bordeaux, Graves
89 points
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.
White
2008 Anglim Roussanne USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles
89 points
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 wiorg dries flowers.

Flight 2 (2 notes)

Red
2006 Bodegas Mauro Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León Terreus Paraje de Cueva Baja Spain, Castilla y León, Vino de la Tierra de Castilla y León
96 points
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.
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Red
2009 L'Aventure Cabernet Sauvignon Estate USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles
92 points
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.
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