D'Vine Wine Bar January 2010 Monthly Tasting

d'Vine Wine Bar - Dunwoody, GA

Tasted January 12, 2010 - January 13, 2010 by Coupe 60 with 438 views

Flight 1 (7 notes)

White
2007 Kamiak Cellar Select White USA, Washington, Columbia Valley
89 points
popped and poured at d'Vine wine tasting. 60% Chardonnay, 35% Sauvignon Blanc, and 5% late harvest Gewurztraminer. Very interesting and tasty wine. Strong fruity nose. The late harvest Gweurtz gives the wine a subtle sweetness, the Chard adds a nice creamy vibrant fruit, and the SB gave it a certain crispness. Apples and melon on the palate. Very interesting and delicious wine. I would seek this out and buy again...Very good effort. 89+ points
Red
2006 Nine North Wine Company Ten Mile "The Broken Road" USA, California
88 points
Popped and poured at a d'Vine wine bar tasting. Showed very well out of the bottle. Field blend with PS, Zin, Barbera, Malbec, and Carignane. Outstanding nose of black fruit and chocolate. Strong attack with the dark fruit and chocolate carrying over. Minus acidity, hollow on the mid-palate, flavor disappears for a minute, but right before you are about to get disappointed, a long soft finish saves the day.

Easy drinking wine, that goes well without food, and would be a nice party wine. Excellent effort.
Red
2006 Chasing Lions USA, California, Napa Valley
popped and poured this almost bordeaux blend at d'Vine wine bar tasting. Blend of Cab, Merlot, Cab Franc, Malbec, and Syrah. This wine was extremely tight out of the bottle. little to no nose followed by closed up dark fruit with a fairly classic bordeaux profile. This wine definitely needed time to open up. It did not show well in this format. I will not rate it unless it had more airtime.
Red
2006 Nine North Wine Company Cabernet Sauvignon Rock & Vine "Three Ranches" USA, California, North Coast
86 points
popped and poured at d'Vine wine bar tasting - Classic Bordeaux blend 76%Cab, 3% Malbec, 17% Merlot, 3% Cab Franc, and 1% Petite Verdot. A little closed on the pop and pour, dark fruit maybe black Cherry, with a little vegetal component. I think some more airtime would do this good. more old world than new, nice balance. Nothing too special.
Red
2006 Del Rio Vineyards Claret USA, Oregon, Southern Oregon, Rogue Valley
88 points
Popped and poured at a d"vine wine bar tasting. Bordeaux blend 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% merlot, 11% Malbec, 6% Cab Franc.

Strong nose of what can best be described as Cherry cola, or even Dr. Pepper. Cherry cola continues on the palate on the palate, medium bodied, med acidity, would pair really well with a non fatty steak cut. light soft tannins yield a soft and tasty wine from the git go...showed much better than the other Bordeaux blends out of the bottle. Drink it up now...solid effort. Would buy and drink again
Red
2006 Del Rio Vineyards Syrah USA, Oregon, Southern Oregon, Rogue Valley
90 points
popped and poured at a wine tasting at d'vine wine bar in Atlanta - nice red fruit aromatics followed by cherries and spice on the palate. Great mouthfeel, soft and approachable, noticeable but not over the top oak treatment. A winner and almost universal WOTN
White - Sweet/Dessert
2008 Foris Muscat Frissante USA, Oregon, Southern Oregon, Rogue Valley
89 points
Drank at d'Vine wine bar tasting. Very interesting wine to say the least. Aptly named Frissante, as the wine had a slight effervescence. Sweet but not over the top dessert wine sweet. Would be a nice aperitif or a palate cleanser. Super strong nose of peaches and pears. Really nice effort. Not sure how much I could drink but I really liked it.
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