Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sharing Chardonnays and Cabernets! #3 #NewtonVineyard #DALcontemporary

I've decided to include Cabernets in these Chardonnay posts. One reason is that we are likely to order one of both, so it's only fitting that I mention the Cab too! In May, we attended Bespoke at the Dallas Contemporary. This is an annual event held to support contemporary art, learning and the Dallas community. If you click on Bespoke, you can read all about it, see some of the amazing pieces that were auctioned that night, read about the caterers, and the entire event. It was fabulous with the most unique entertainment of lyrical dancers that roamed among the crowd posing in unique positions or just standing as still as a statue.

One of the wines served was  2011 Newton "Red Label" Chardonnay from Napa County ($25). 

This wine has fruit notes from melon to green apple, with fresh fig and pear and hints of vanilla. I really enjoyed it! 

The Cabernet Sauvignon that we enjoyed was a 2010 Terrazas de los Andes Reserva  ($19-20) from Mendoza, Argentina. Winemaker's notes-"Very intense, dark red with violet shades. Intense and complex. Notes of rich red fruit together with spices, red pepper and rosemary combine harmoniously with vanilla and caramel nuances. Rounded with a great structure and concentration. The sweet tannins portray a smooth, vivacious wine with a full body, whilst the fruit and spices display an intensely aromatic bouquet." I thought it was very good, one that I would buy to drink at home.

We enjoyed the night with silent and live auctions, old friends and new aquaintances, and wonderful contemporary art!

Enjoy these two wines!