Dona hopes the wine business will be a stepping stone to her ultimate dream of a knitting store with a good palate.
Dan just loves wine (wine! wine! glorious wine!).
DDf doesn't aspire to be a large company, we keep our prices low in hopes of sharing great wine with good friends.
Here at DDF we’re a small family owned business that specializes in selecting wines for customers who are a bit uncertain about the wild and wooly world of wine, but would still like to buy a quality vino at a reasonable price. We specialize in lesser known but highly regarded imports with a focus of French and Spanish wines.
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August featured wine:
Looking to have your senses swirled into a delicious dream? Check out the heady 2011 Black Slate Porrera Vi de la Vila from Priorat, Spain. It’s a mix of licorice, cherry, anise and dark chocolate.
This wine is still quite young, therefore I splash decanted it to soften the tannins. Splash decanting forces oxygen into the wine, allowing you taste more of the complexities and nuances the wine has to offer. After decanting, I tried a glass of the Black Slate Porrera, and then left the rest in the fridge overnight. Just like fruit or vegetables, wine is still alive so keeping it in the fridge will preserve it for a day or two longer than if you had left it out.
This wine is so big that 24 hours of being in a decanter -and thus having longer contact with oxygen- actually allowed more of the wine’s beauty to come forward.
Opaque ruby. Redcurrant, dried cherry, minerals and licorice on the nose. Rich and supple on entry, then more taut and linear in the mid-palate, with nicely delineated flavors of bitter cherry, cassis, dark chocolate and anise. The finish is focused, smoky and persistent, with fine-grained tannins adding grip. 91 Pts
In spite of the fact that the 2011 Black Slate is produced from 60% Grenache (60-year-old vines) and 40% Carignan (80-year-old vines) aged 12 months in tank, foudre and used barrels, it tastes like a sexy, open-knit, lush, silky Pomerol. Loads of black currant and black cherry fruit, licorice, spice box and Christmas fruitcake emerge from this beautifully rich wine. Medium to full-bodied, heady and succulent, it is best drunk over the next 5-6 years. 91 Pts