Cotes du Coeur Grand Tasting 2011 (and Afterparty at Kent Rathbun’s) Dallas

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This year, the Côtes du Coeur Grand Tasting (where the participating wineries pour a select reserve of their wine for Côtes’ top level patrons and sponsors) was held at Cityplace’s 24th Floor Atrium.

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^ I started out with my pals at the Paul Blanck table.

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^ Happy wine lovers; Scardello Artisan Cheese.

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^ Amelia Ceja of Ceja Vineyards; D’Lynn Proctor with Dr. Madaiah Revana of Revana Family Vineyard.

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^ a selection of nib chocolates.

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^ My pals Regina Martinelli & Philippe Blanck; we check out Master Somellier Joseph Spellman and the Justin ISOSCELES.

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^ Lisa Chamberlain chatting with Daryl Groom, who happens to have made the 1990 Penfolds Grange recently enjoyed with some buds at Veritas Wine Room.

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As evening falls, we head over to Kent and Tracy Rathbun’s penthouse pad at The Heights at Park Lane.

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^ Wine types chow down on Kent’s grub:

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Great time! Next up – the main event: the Côtes du Coeur 20th Anniversary Gala.