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Delicious Domestic Wines – Try Three For Free Wine Tasting

Saturday, September 23rd from 2-5pm – Steve Nelson of Grapevine Distributors joins us to pour some delicious domestic wines from California and Oregon.  It’s Asheville’s best free wine tasting, and you’re invited!

Stop by Table Wine this Saturday to sample some truly special wines from California and Oregon.  The fun and funny Steve Nelson joins us to pour the wines and tell the stories.  Up first, it’s a lovely and finely detailed Chardonnay from California’s legendary Mount Eden Vineyards.  After that, it’s an under-$20 Oregon Pinot Noir that outclasses many that cost twice the price and a rich, juicy, and spicy, Old Vine Zinfandel from Lodi.  This tasting is not to be missed!  Taste, learn, and save big every Saturday at Table Wine.

All of the featured tasting wines are being offered at 20% off by the bottle!  All sales must be tendered by the end of business on Saturday unless other arrangements are made.  Email us at josh@tablewineasheville.com with questions. 

1. 2014 Mount Eden Vineyards Chardonnay “Old Vines” (Edna Valley, California) – Mount Eden owns the famed Wolff Vineyard in Edna Valley, and this site is home to some of the oldest Chardonnay vines in California.  Like their higher end Chardonnays, this is barrel fermented, undergoes full malolactic fermentation, and is aged 8 months before bottling.  “Pear, white flowers and sweet spices are all nicely delineated throughout in this super-attractive, mid-weight Chardonnay. Readers will have a hard time finding a better wine for the money.”
Antonio Galloni – Vinous Media – 92 points
Special Tasting Price: $19.99/bottle

2. 2015 Kings Ridge Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley, Oregon) – In our opinion, this is the best value Oregon Pinot Noir out there. From the highly acclaimed 2015 vintage, this one comes from various sites throughout the Willamette Valley and is aged for 8 months in French oak before bottling.  “Focused on a medium-weight frame, this offers cherry, licorice and wet earth flavors that glide over powdery tannins and into a long and expressive finish.” – Wine Spectator – 89 points
Special Tasting Price: $15.99/bottle

3. 2013 Gen 5 Zinfandel “Old Vines” (Lodi, California) – This fifth generation family estate makes some of the best values coming out of Lodi, and their Old Vine Zinfandel might be their best.  Composed of fruit from 2 of their estate vineyards — one is 90 years old and imparts richness and flavor intensity while the other is 20 years old and contributes freshness.  “A peppery, dried-herb aroma and rich chocolate and blackberry flavors make a nice combination in this medium- to full-bodied wine. It feels supple, tastes concentrated and has a lingering, jammy finish.” – Wine Enthusiast – 89 points and Best Buy
Special Tasting Price: $11.19/bottle

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

 

Free wine tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, NC.

Try 3 For Free Wine Tasting – West Coast Wines

Try 3 For Free Wine Tasting featuring some awesome West Coast wines from California and Oregon!  Saturday, December 10th from 2-5pm.  Just drop by, taste, learn and save on all of the tasting wines.

Join us this Saturday as we celebrate some top finds from our own West Coast.  A string of warm, dry and sunny vintages has provided for some amazing wines, and we can’t wait to share some of our favorites with you.  We’ll start with a richer styled, aromatic Sauvignon Blanc from the team at Jonata, Screaming Eagle’s sister winery.  After that, we’ll check in on the 2014 Elk Cove Pinot Noir from Oregon’s Willamette Valley — we’ve had this one for several months now and it’s drinking better than ever.  To wrap it up, you’ll get to sample a Tuscan-inspired red from California’s Central Coast — with Super Tuscan style at less than $20, it will fly out of the store.  Don’t miss it!

Can’t make it by, but want to place an order?  Just email us at josh@tablewineasheville.com.

The Wines
Save big on all of the tasting wines!  Mix any 3 of them and save 10%, mix any 6 and save 15%, or mix any 12 and save 20%!

1. 2013 The Paring Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma County, California) – From the good folks at Jonata, Screaming Eagle’s sister winery, this is a wonderful Sauvignon Blanc inspired by the white wines of Bordeaux.  With a little splash of Semillon and Viognier along with some barrel aging, it is fuller and richer in style with notes of white peach, lychee, lemon oil and white flowers.  90 points The Wine Advocate
Tasting Price: $22.49 on mixed 3-packs | $21.24 in mixed six packs | $19.99 in mixed cases

2. 2014 Elk Cove Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley, Oregon) – In case you haven’t heard, Vintage 2014 in Oregon was a great one — Wine Spectator scored the vintage 97 points!  When you add that to the fact that Elk Cove is one of the most respected veteran producers of the region, you have the formula for great wine.  This is classic Elk Cove Pinot — richer and fuller in style, but with silky tannin, it offers up an incredible mix of ripe cherry, blueberry and plum fruit buttressed by more complex notes of spice, cedar and black tea.  Perfect for drinking with grilled salmon, chicken or pork, it is also delicious with nothing more than a glass and a good friend.
Tasting Price: $26.99/bottle | $25.49 in mixed six packs | $23.99 in mixed cases


3. 2011 Pietra Santa Sangiovese (Cienega Valley, California) – This one comes from California’s Central Coast and Pietra Santa blends in 8% Cabernet Sauvignon.  You can taste it too! With ripe plum, black cherry, and toasty oak notes, this one reminds us of a modern styled Super Tuscan accented by more of the plush fruit of California.
Tasting Price: $15.29 on mixed 3-packs | $14.44 on mixed 6-packs | $13.59 on mixed cases

Focus on Red Zinfandel

Try Three for Free Wine Tasting – Focus on Red Zinfandel

Try Three for Free Wine Tasting this Saturday, March 12th from 2:00 to 5:00 featuring a trio of rich and spicy Red Zinfandels from California and Southern Italy!!!  Trust us, Zinfandel is used to make a lot more than the sweet pink stuff!  It grows incredibly well in many of the warmer zones of California as well as in the hot and sunny vineyards of Southern Italy where it goes by the name Primitivo.  Regardless, the style of wine it yields tends to be rich and full of brambly berry and spice flavors.  Even better, with warmer weather just around the corner, Red Zinfandel is the perfect wine to serve with grilled fare.  We invite you to join us as we pour and explore the different flavors and styles of Red Zinfandel this Saturday at Table Wine.  Stop by, taste, learn, and save up to 20% off on all of the tasting wines.

All of the featured tasting wines are on sale the day of the tasting: take 10% off if you mix any 3, 15% off if you mix any 6, or 20% off if you mix any 12.

The Wines

1. 2013 Mannara Primitivo (Puglia, Italy) – Primitivo possesses exactly the same DNA as Zinfandel, and it’s one of the leading grape varieties of Southern Italy.  This one is a great introduction to the Italian “treatment” of the grape — uncomplicated, juicy, supple, and super easy to drink, it makes a great house wine.
Tasting Price: $8.09/bottle | $7.19 in mixed six packs | $6.74 in mixed cases

2. 2013 Foxglove Zinfandel (Paso Robles, California) – Jim and Bob Varner make some of California’s best values under their Foxglove label.  Fermented entirely in stainless steel (which keeps the cost down), the resulting wine is medium bodied, pure, and loaded with classic Zinfandel character.  Sweet red berries and spicy, peppery notes all come together in this soft, lush, and easy drinking red.  88 points Vinous Media and The Wine Advocate
Tasting Price: $15.29 on mixed 3-packs | $14.44 on mixed 6-packs | $13.59 on mixed cases

3. 2013 Pedroncelli Zinfandel “Bushnell Vineyard” (Sonoma County, California) – This stuff is the bomb!  From one of Sonoma’s oldest family owned and operated wineries and from an old vineyard in Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley, this is our idea of what really good California Zinfandel should taste like.  Rich, spicy, and packed with flavor, this full bodied red explodes out of the glass with bold notes of dark raspberry, blueberry, black cherry, vanilla, pepper and oh so much more.  Trust us, words don’t do this wine justice.  Stop by and taste it!
Tasting Price: $17.99 on mixed 3-packs | $16.99 on mixed 6-packs | $15.99 on mixed cases

Top Shelf West Coast Wines

Top Shelf West Coast Wines

We can guarantee you this is going to be the Best Wine Tasting in Asheville this week!  We know it’s Halloween, but we refuse to compromise our standards in order to offer up some goofy “monster label” wines that aren’t worth a dollar.  Instead, we offer you the chance to sample through a super high quality selection of “Top Shelf West Coast Wines.”  In other words, you’re invited to stop by (costumes not required) to taste the good stuff, including a white Rhone Ranger from California’s Central Coast that will make you forget about Chardonnay, a Santa Barbara Pinot Noir that will make your head spin, and a Washington State Cabernet Sauvignon blend that will have you dreaming of serving it with beef or lamb.  Prices range from $25 to $30 and all tasting wines are 10% off by the bottle, 15% off if you mix up six of them, and 20% off if you mix up a case or more.

The tasting is open to the public, and you can stop by any time between 4 and 7 p.m..  The cost is just $5/person, or it’s free if you are a Grape Nut.  Not sure what a Grape Nut is?  Click here to learn more.

The Wines

1. 2012 Stolpman Vineyards Roussanne (Ballard Canyon, California): The Stolpmans are one of the best grape growing families in the greater Santa Barbara region, and the wines they make aren’t shabby either.  Specializing in Rhone varietals, they have crafted an exquisite white wine in the 2012 vintage that is composed of 91% Roussanne and 9% Chardonnay.  It sees a little bit of oak aging, but the real charm here is the ripe, exotic, floral and spice infused fruit — think carmelized pineapple, white peach, apricot, clove, allspice, and mountain wild flowers. Full bodied and silken in texture, this is a WOW wine all the way.

2. 2012 JL Bonaccorsi Pinot Noir (Santa Barbara County, California): Named after Jenne Lee Bonaccorsi, the Bonaccorsi Wine Company was founded in 1999.  The winery is definitely known for their Pinot Noir and was named one of the Top 30 Pinot Noir Producers by Wine Spectator.  The current release is one of the best we’ve tasted from this operation — smooth, delicate, complex and complete, it offers up classic Pinot notes of ripe red berries along with complex nuances of exotic spices, forest floor and savory/umami mushroom notes.

3. 2011 Soos Creek Sundance Proprietary Red Wine (Columbia Valley, Washington): Soos Creek Winery was established in 1989 by David and Cecile Larsen.  Their intent then was the same as it is now — produce small volumes (about 1,700 cases total) of high quality red wines using grapes from top vineyards sites throughout Eastern Washington.  Their Sundance Proprietary Red Wine uses fruit from the famed Charbonneau and Ciel du Cheval Vineyards and the blend on the 2011 is 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 15% Syrah and 13% Cabernet Franc.  Medium bodied, elegant and flowing with juicy cherry, raspberry, herb, spice box and cedar notes, this Bordeaux-styled red is custom-made to be served with grilled meats.

Great Value Domestic Wines

Great Value Domestic Wines

The best way to learn about wine is to taste it, and we conduct one of Asheville’s Best Free Wine Tastings every Saturday from 2 to 5.  This week, we’re unveiling a great new trio of wines from California and Washington State.  We’ve been on a hot streak finding affordable and delicious wines from our own country’s West Coast, and we know you’re going to like these.  It’s all reds this Saturday, and with the nights getting cooler and cooler, we hope you’re all “cool” with that.

First up, the 2011 Pennywise Pinot Noir is part of the Sebastiani Family’s Wine Group.  It’s a screaming value in high quality, super affordable California Pinot Noir with gorgeous aromas of ripe cherry, strawberry, and light spice and a seamless, plush palate.  Up next, the 2011 Glory Days Zinfandel comes from Lodi and is made with some pretty old vine fruit.  Rich, spicy, and packed with brambly berry fruit, it makes for a great everyday chugger.  We’ll finish up with the 2011 Hyatt Vineyards Syrah from Washington State’s Rattlesnake Hills AVA.  It is a “serious” wine at a seriously moderate price!  With plush fruit, spices, and a little bit of earthiness, it has some European tendencies, but there’s great presence of ripe fruit at the same time.  We’re big fans!  Stop by, taste some great value domestic wines, learn a thing or two, and stock up and save on some delicious and reasonably priced wines this Saturday at Table Wine’s free wine tasting.

Tasting wines are 10% off by the bottle, 15% off when you mix any six of them and 20% off if you mix twelve! 

The Wines
Prices range from $10 to $14

1. 2011 Pennywise Pinot Noir
(Various Regions, California)

 2. 2011 Glory Days Zinfandel
(Lodi, California)

 3. 2011 Hyatt Vineyards Syrah
(Rattlesnake Hills, California)