Wine of the Weeks: Bodega Gratia was destined for greatness from its inception. Take a couple of passionate, wine loving Asheville natives, sprinkle in one of the best and most dynamic winemaking teams in Argentina, and top it all off with some of the best vineyards in Mendoza. Sound like a good recipe? Wait until you taste the wine!
Based on the customer response at this Friday’s past tasting, this is a great wine. In fact, we sold all 7 of the cases we had available to sell! Good news, we just got 7 more cases in yesterday, so there’s a little bit more to be had. It’s first come, first serve folks, so email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be glad to hold your wine for you for up to a week. Due to the limited availability and high demand for this one, all email orders must be picked up or paid for within a week.
Bodega Gratia is the joint project of Asheville local Eric Scheffer (who also owns Vinnie’s) and two of Argentina’s most talented wine personalities. Husband and wife Andrea Marchiori and Luis Barraud are considered the Argentinean wine dream team; they are the same team that partner with California’s Paul Hobbs at Vina Cobos to make some of the country’s most highly rated wines.
There are some serious similarities between the Cobos and the Gratia wines. Same vineyards, same winemaking team, and same modern, ripe and flamboyant style. The only difference is that the Gratia wines sell for a fraction of the price of the Cobos wines.
This was the first vintage of Gratia Cabernet Sauvignon we ever worked with, and we’re extremely psyched to have it back in the store. While other local stores are selling the delicious 2012 vintage, we were able to get our hands on some perfectly aged juice that is drinking like a $30 to $40 bottle of wine. We’re the only store you’re going to find this wine, and we’re offering it at $19.79/bottle, $17.59 by the six pack, and $15.99 by the solid case through Tuesday, May 26th unless we sell out first.
The 2010 Bodega Gratia Cabernet Sauvignon pours a lovely, deep opaque color and immediately bursts out of the glass with aromas of crème de cassis, blueberry, black cherry, brown sugar, coffee and dark chocolate. On the palate, the wine is rich and full, but seamless and opulent with flavors of dark berry liqueur, milk chocolate, vanilla and toasty oak. If it carried a Napa AVA, we guarantee it would sell for upwards of $40/bottle!
Like we said, there are only 7 more cases (84 bottles) to be had, and that’s it! To make sure you get some of this delicious stuff, you can call us at 828.505.8588 and pay over the phone or stop by and pick some up. You can also email us at email@example.com and we’ll hold your order for up to a week as mentioned above. Cheers and we hope to see you or hear from you soon.