Thursday, March 12, 2015

Tate Wines at DCC for St. Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a beautiful day for lovers, but sometimes a struggle to get into the restaurants you really desire for that special evening. Poor hubby tried so hard to get us into several restaurants with no luck for a desirable place. I decided to call the club for reservations and with a few days of waiting, we finally got the call that we had a table for two! 

Don is such a sweet man and has spoiled me to no end taking me to gorgeous resorts, the finest restaurants, and introducing me to amazing wines! He knows I love surprises, so for this weekend he made hotel reservations at the Melrose Hotel, Dallas. It's a special place for him because his mother used to live there as a young adult (before it was a hotel). The church across the street holds special memories for him. His grandfather started the church and his mother's funeral was held there many years ago.

After checking into the hotel, taking a nap, and getting ready for dinner, we called an Uber to pick us up. We arrived at the club and sat down for dinner. Aaron, the sommelier, surprised us with a great wine for the evening meal.

2012 Mt. Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon ($75) by David Tate Wines. I met David at the club last spring at his private wine tasting. All of his wines are fabulous. The grapes for this particular Cabernet  Sauvignon were grown on the rugged mountain terrain of the Mt. Vedder appellation where a handful of small scattered vineyards that produce the lowest yields in Napa Valley are located. The single vineyard used for this Tate wine is at 1400' and was once an ancient seabed. Here the grapes mature slowly producing dynamic flavors and deeper tannins. This is a boutique wine bottled in St. Helena, California.

My last surprise was a stuffed puppy singing Sugar Pie Honey Bunch by the Four Tops and a dozen red roses from Dr. Delphinium. Check out Tate Wines and order some for yourself! You won't be disappointed!

Thank you honey! I love you!