Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Can You Believe the Weather We've Had? #WallaWalla #leonetticellars

No one can believe the weather in Dallas this past week. It's been the perfect weather to be on a patio somewhere! All over the city people were taking advantage of the cool temperatures. My hubby and I are some of those that took the opportunity to dine outside Saturday night at the DCC. We weren't alone out back on the patios. We took advantage of the cool winds, the beautiful scenery, watching the golfers on the course, people playing croquet, and the delicious foods they served. 

We sat right under an orange umbrella above the brown door.

 Aaron Benson, the sommelier on staff, always comes to our table when we are there. He knows we are always willing to try out a new wine we've never tasted. So he introduced us to a wine from Walla Walla, Washington and was it ever worth it. 

 This is a 2008 Leonetti Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon ($85) from the Figgins Family Wine Estate, which was planted in 1974. The nose of this Cabernet Sauvignon captures what makes the world's finest wine grapes. "It is an erotic array of spices, dried herbs, charcuterie, cassis, vanilla, and red and black ripe fruits with a distant hint of mint. Very dense tannins and an ultra long and pleasant finish." It's the reason Walla Walla is becoming an "international focal point for Cabernet."

I took this picture after the bottle had been decanted. Don usually writes on the cork some prophetic words, but neither one of us had a pen. So I typed his words in my phone.

"Best play in the wine glass, not in the sand trap!" Honey, you are so poetic!

Thanks for a wonderful evening and an excellent bottle of wine!