Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tasting at DCC with Tate Wines #DomaineWineCo #JDrouhin

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A fews weeks ago, Natalie's friend Misty and I attended a wine tasting at the Dallas Country Club. It was a small wine tasting followed by dinner in the 19th Hole with Don and Cullum. They chose to play a few holes of golf while we tasted a few rounds of wine. Even trade-off I think! A lot less work for sure!

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David Tate is the proprietor and winemaker for Tate Wines. He is also the winemaker and manager for a well-known boutique winery in Napa, Barnett Vineyards, which I have blogged about several times. He has traveled and worked all over the world in the finest regions of the world. He graduated from Brock University with an honors degree in Enology and Viticulture. His research has been published and he helps teach wine education in his free time.

Pic via the internet

A small crowd gathered in the Founders Room for the tasting at 5:30pm. We visited with David and a few people we met there while tasting the wines. Here's what we tasted.

We began with a Barnett Vineyards Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, but I want to feature David's wines. A side note, all of David's wines are currently sold out. But stay in touch with the website here. These are VERY delicious wines!

2011 Joan Ellen Merlot ($40) 

2011 Joan Ellen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon ($50)

2011 Jacks Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon ($70)

There are no tasting notes on his wines online yet, and I didn't take notes that evening. All I know is that they were extraordinary wines! Tres Bicchieri!

We headed to the 19th Hole, but the guys weren't off the golf course yet. So we had a real glass of wine (meaning not just a taste). I chose a

2011 Joseph Drouhin Saint-Veran Chardonnay ($22) grown at a site on the southern end of Burgundy, just north of Beaujolais. This wine is stylistically like a Pouilly-Fuisse with its golden hue, its greenish reflection, and its refreshing taste.

We had a great time that evening! Thanks for going with me Misty!