Indianapolis Dine

uncorking the best. Indianapolis dine has found the most palate-pleasing wines of the season in three price categories. Over two days at D'Vine Wine Bar, our panel of six expert tasters uncorked nearly 60 bottles and narrowed the field to a dozen front-runners. That dine dozen includes reds and whites ranging frmo dry to fruity. Judges scored each wine based on appearance, aroma, bouquet, taste, texture, aftertaste and overall impression, awarding a final score out of a possible 100 points.

L'Aventure Estate Cuvee
2004 [$77.99-$79.99]

"Earthy and mineral nose. Currant and plum flavors. " — T.F.

"Yields both a lively entry and fall." — D.S.

"Dark, velvety berry flavors and firm tannins." — L. Boles

"Chocolate-covered black cherries." — J. Chandler

"This red has warm oak and dark fruits.

L'Aventure Optimus
2003 [$48.99-$51.99]

"Interesting earth and spice with medium herb and fruit." — T.F.

"Great steak wine!" — T.Z.

"Blueberry and blackberry mixed with hints of cherry." — L.B.

Deep berries, flowers and licorice round out this classic wine.

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