Join us this Friday in south Asheville to taste the latest and greatest wines to hit this side of town. Sometimes, our Friday tastings are themed, but when we run out of ideas, we just head to our expansive shelves and pick some wines that we know we haven’t poured yet, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do this Friday. Join us for a truly adventurous tasting of 100% good stuff from all over the world.
We’ll start with an unique and exotically fruited white from Portugal before we move on to a silky textured Pinot Blanc from Alsace. We’ll follow that up with a few reds starting with a pure, bright and refreshing Barbera from Italy’s Piemonte zone before we move on to a stellar value, highly rated Bordeaux from the brilliant 2010 vintage. We’ll wrap it all up with new (2011) Zinfandel from Seghesio……….if you want to get a head start on buying wines that will make Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list, go ahead and stock up on this one. It’s going to be fun and festive at Table Wine on Friday, so stop on by and get your week end off to a good start.
$5/person…..Free for Grape Nuts
The Wines You’ll Get To Try
1. 2011 Monte Velho Blanco (Alentejo, Portugal)
This was the wine of the spring/summer last year, but we haven’t poured it for months now. A blend of Roupeiro, Antao Vaz and Perrum (HUH?) it is rich and creamy with a nice mix of apple and peach fruit along with refreshing acidity to provide balance.
2. 2011 Meyer Fonné Pinot Blanc Vieilles Vignes (Alsace, France)
This deceptively titled wine comes from vineyards that range in age from 35 to 50 years, and the name of the wine doesn’t sum it up. Felix Meyer includes old vine Pinot Blanc, Auxerrois, Pinot Gris and even a little Pinot Noir in this bottling and it is a terrific value in white wine. With a silky, oily texture and intense flavors of peach, apricot, orange, apple, pepper and mineral, this is no one trick pony.
3. 2011 Dacapo Barbera d’Asti (Piemonte, Italy)
Da capo means “from the top”, and in 1997 this estate represented a new start for two friends, colleagues from the wine trade with a desire to focus on wine with finesse, elegance, and authenticity. Paolo Dania and Dino Riccomagno make a lovely Barbera d’Asti that embodies everything Barbera should be and then some. Brightly fruited, pure and easy to drink, it bursts out of the glass with pure red cherry, cranberry and subtle earthy notes…………..”I find it hard not to drink the entire bottle.” (Josh Spurling)
4. 2010 Chateau de Mirambeau Bordeaux Superieur (Bordeaux, France)
A blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc, this over-achieving Bordeaux Superieur displays loads of cassis fruit, licorice and subtle smoke along with hints of graphite and earth. It is delicious, silky smooth and ideal for drinking over the next 3-4 years.
5. 2011 Seghesio Zinfandel (Sonoma County, California)
“An excellent wine from a challenging vintage, with black cherry and spice aromas opening to rich wild berry, mineral and toasty sage flavors that wrap around a concentrated core of acidity and tannins. Best from 2015 through 2021.”
92 points – Wine Spectator
Purchase any 6+ bottles of the tasting wines and we’ll give you a 15% discount.