Free Chateau Montelena Wine Tasting at Table Wine in Asheville North Carolina.

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – Chateau Montelena Wine Tasting

Friday, April 21st from 4-7 pm – Yep, you read that right as we’re hosting a free Chateau Montelena Wine Tasting on Friday!  Truly one of California’s blue chip estates, we will pour you an all-star lineup of their current releases.  This guarantees to be the best free wine tasting in Asheville!

Founded in 1882, Chateau Montelena is one of California’s most historic and respected estates.  With 120 acres under vine, the winery produces about 50,000 cases of wine each year, and they make 7 different wines.  That’s really not a lot of wine!  Bo Barrett is still running the show here, and he continues to turn out great wines rooted in balance, class, and finesse.  Join us and see what we’re talking about.  We’ll start with their Dry Riesling, a 1,500 case production wine that is guaranteed to convert the most avid Riesling hater.  Up next, the estate’s Calistoga Zinfandel is just singing this vintage with bbq-friendly notes of briary fruit and peppery spice.  To finish, it’s the new vintage of Montelena’s Napa Valley Cabernet, and they knocked it out of the park this year.  What’s new?  Talk is cheap, let the wine do the talking and stop by to taste, learn and save this Friday at Table Wine.   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. 2015 Chateau Montelena Riesling  (Potter Valley, California) – We know, you hate Riesling because it’s so sweet and syrupy.  Wrong!  This one is completely dry and completely delicious.  In fact, it is actually sold out at the winery, but we’ve got a couple cases up for grabs.  Possessing bright acidity along with exotic tropical notes, this one makes us want for spicy Thai or Indian food.
Tasting Price: $22.49 in mixed 3-packs | $21.24 in mixed 6-packs | $19.99 mixed cases

2.2013 Chateau Montelena Zinfandel (Napa Valley, California) – Montelena’s Zinfandel is a rare Zinfandel treat.  As opposed to the extracted, jammy style often encountered, this one is balanced, medium bodied, and old school in style.  Briary red berries, earth, and spice all come out to play in this red wine that would pair nicely with a wide range of cuisines, from red sauced pasta dishes to smoked brisket.
Tasting Price: $35.99 in mixed 3-packs | $33.99 in mixed 6-packs | $31.99 in mixed case

3. 2013 Chateau Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley, California) – Bo Barret’s Cabs are never the biggest or most extravagant, but they are always delicious, and this is no exception.  Mored medium bodied and seductive, it exhibits silky tannin and balanced acidity making it a perfect pair for a grilled steak.  Classic Napa Cabernet aromas and flavors of dark cherry, currant, tobacco, cedar, and licorice all make an appearance.  Drink now through 2025.
Tasting Price: $53.09 in mixed 3-packs | $50.14 in mixed 6-packs | $47.19 in mixed cases

Buy McPrice Myers wines at Table Wine in Asheville, NC.

Wine of the Week – 2013 McPrice Myers Right Hand Man

This is going to sell out quick………trust me!  The McPrice Myers Right Hand Man Syrah is rich, decadent and opulent and it costs less than $20.

I just got seven cases in, and I am taking a case home so that leaves me with six to sell.

McPrice Myers started making wine in California’s Central Coast in 2002.  In a very short period of time, founder and winemaker Mac Myers has established his winery as one of the rising stars of the region.  I tasted Mac’s Right Hand Man recently, and I agree with that assessment 100%.  I’m not going to beat around the bush on this one — this is easily one of the best under-$20 domestic Syrah’s I’ve ever tasted.

To make sure you get some of this one, please stop by the store or email me at josh@tablewineasheville.com.  I’ll be glad to hold your wine through the end of the sale period.

McPrice Myers Right Hand Man Syrah 2014 — Sale $17.99/bottle — $15.99/bottle on solid 6-packs — 91 points Vinous Media — On sale through Friday, January 27th!

“Bright violet. Blueberry, cherry compote, dark chocolate and cracked pepper on the pungent, smoke-tinged nose. Smooth, palate-staining black and blue fruit and violet pastille flavors show excellent clarity and pick up a mineral element with air. The peppery note comes back strong on a very long, penetrating finish shaped by supple, even tannins.  Drink now through 2025.  $25 suggest retail.” – Vinous Media

Fruit is source from the west side of Paso Robles and Santa Barbara County for this wine.  Mac includes small bits (5% each) of Petite Sirah for color/pepper and Viognier for exotic aromatics.  After fermentation, the wine is aged for 22 months in 10% new French and American oak.  The resulting wine is a beauty! Deeply colored, almost opaque and exhibiting heady aromas and flavors of cassis, dark raspberry, dark cherry, smoky herb, bacon fat, and on and on.  This could easily compete with $40 to $50 Syrahs from anywhere in the world.

As I said before, with Table Wine offering this one up at pretty much the best price in the country, this will not last long.  Cheers and happy drinking in Asheville!

 

California Wine Tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, NC.

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – Crazy Good California Wines

Stop by Table Wine in  South Asheville this Friday, December 9th any time between 4-7pm to sample a trio of really good California wines.  This week’s lineup of wines aren’t just good, they’re crazy good!

California has enjoyed a string of high quality vintages for the past four years.  Vintages 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 were all great with warm, dry, and sunny conditions providing ideal conditions for grapes to ripen fully.  The resulting wines are some of the best the state has ever produced, and we are going to let you taste exactly what we’re talking about.  We’ll start with one of the state’s top 2015 Sauvignon Blancs before we pour you a splash of one of the great Napa Cabernet values of the 2012 vintage.  To finish, you’ll get to try the new Pinot Noir from Joe Wagner (Belle Glos, formerly of Meiomi).  Yep, we’re pouring this big Pinot after the Cabernet — stop by and you’ll understand why!

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. 2015 Smith Story Wine Cellars Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma County, California) – Alison Smith and Eric Story are the husband and wife team behind Smith Story Wine Cellars, and we firmly believe that they make one of the best Sauvignon Blancs in the state.  Zesty, crunchy, and laced with complex mineral notes, this is California Sauvignon Blanc meets Sancerre.
Tasting Price: $17.99 on mixed 3-packs | $16.99 in mixed six packs | $15.99 in mixed cases

2. 2012 Hesperian “Anatomy #1” Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley, California) – Bordeaux-born Phillipe Langner crafts this incredible value Napa Cabernet Sauvignon.  His Bordeaux heritage is truly showcased in this classy, balanced, and refined Cab.  With medium bodied notes of crisp currant, dark cherry, cigar tobacco, pepper and mint, it honestly reminds us of some of the Napa classics like Montelena, BV, and others.
Tasting Price: $22.49 on mixed 3-packs | $21.24 on mixed 6-packs | $19.99 on mixed cases

3. 2015 Boen Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley, California) – Joe Wagner’s style of Pinot Noir isn’t shy!  He was the man behind Meiomi for years, but he sold that brand a couple of years ago for over $300 million!  He’s reinvested his profit into a couple of new projects, and Boen is his newest Pinot Noir creation.  Rich, fleshy, flashy, and flamboyant, this is Pinot Noir for Cab or Syrah drinkers.
Tasting Price: $24.29 on mixed 3-packs | $22.94 on mixed 6-packs | $19.99 on mixed cases

 

 

Robert Sinskey Vineyards Tasting in Asheville, NC.

Robert Sinskey Vineyards Wine Tasting with Maria Sinskey

Thursday, December 8th, 2016 from 7-9pm – Join us for a Robert Sinskey Vineyards Wine Tasting with special guest Maria Sinskey!  $10/person for this open house, walk-around tasting and reservations are required.  Please call us at 828.505.8588 to pre-pay and reserve your spot.

Located in Los Carneros, on the eastern side of the Silverado Trail, Robert Sinskey Vineyards is a second generation, family owned winery.  Founded in 1988 by former ophthalmologist Bob Sinskey, the estate is still going strong under the direction of Bob’s son Robert and Robert’s wife Maria.  Their philosophy is “fine wines from organic vines,” and they practice what they preach.  Certified organic since 2008, the family owns and manages 200 acres of vineyards scattered throughout the Los Carneros AVA.  Known for producing balanced, pure, true and delicious wines, they take just as much care in the making of their wines as they do in the farming of their vineyards.  The resulting wines, from their award winning Pinot Blanc and savory Pinot Noir to their more structured and classy Bordeaux blends, are always classy and distinctive.

Maria and Rob Sinskey of Robert Sinskey Vineyards.

Maria and Rob Sinskey of Robert Sinskey Vineyards.

Join us for a fun and interactive evening of tasting and talking about their wines with Maria Sinskey, wife of Rob Sinskey.  She loves wine, she loves food, and she is the perfect person to tell you about the wines and how best to enjoy them.  This is an open house, come and go as you please tasting, and all of the wines will be offered at some of the best prices in the country on a pre-sale basis.  We can only take 40 people for this one so call us soon to reserve your spot.

Grayson Cellars Chardonnay

Case of the Month – 2015 Grayson Cellars Chardonnay

The 2015 Grayson Cellars Chardonnay scored 98 points, beat out 300+ other Chardonnays, and was named Best in Class at this year’s California State Fair Wine Competition.  It beat out notables such as ZD, Grgich Hills, Talbott, Trefethen and a host of others.  

Did I mention that it sells for less than $12 a bottle?  And for the next month, I’m dealing on this one – how does $9.49/bottle sound on your solid case?  Sound too good to be true?  Stop by the store and we’ll pour you some!

2015 Grayson Cellars Chardonnay – On sale through Wednesday, November 23rd

Regular Price: $11.99

Sale Price: $9.49/bottle on your solid case

For over 10 years now, Napa Valley’s Grayson Cellars has been producing some of our country’s greatest wine values.  I’m not the only one who thinks this.  Robert Parker of The Wine Advocate recently wrote, “It’s about time Grayson Cellars receives recognition for the extraordinary bargains it is creating. There is a lot of high quality fruit available for buying and turning into wine given the hard economic hit vineyards of California have absorbed, and Grayson Cellars appears to be exploiting that to their advantage as well as to that of consumers. Winemaker Larry Levin is doing some remarkable work here, turning out wines that defy belief given their price points. Kudos to him and the owner of Grayson Cellars.”

Yes, kudos to Larry Levin and Mike O’Connell as their 2015 Chardonnay is the best wine they have ever crafted………in my humble opinion of course.  I’ve liked previous vintages of this wine and I’ve liked their other varietal offerings, but the 2015 Chardonnay is just super.  I can totally understand why it wowed the judges at one of our country’s oldest and largest wine competitions.  It had the same effect on me.  100% Chardonnay fermented and aged in a combination of stainless steel and older French oak barrels, this one explodes out of the glass with perfectly ripened Chardonnay fruit – think golden apple, pear, mango, tangerine – but all of this rich fruit is balanced by lovely crisp acidity.  The wine finishes long with just a hint of vanilla and oak spice.

I taste a lot of Chardonnay, and I have to say that this one is the best under-$15 version I’ve ever tried from California.  Yep, that’s a bold statement, but I’m sticking with it!  With Thanksgiving and the holiday party season nearing, I can’t think of a better Chardonnay for the money to serve yourselves and your guests.  Perfect for sipping alongside poultry and lighter seafood dishes, it’s also absolutely perfect as an aperitif.  Stop by the store to pick some up or email at josh@tablewineasheville.com.  Just let me know how much you would like me to set aside for you and I’ll take care of it.  Cheers and happy drinking and eating in Asheville!

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588

Free Wine Tasting - Top California Wine Values

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – Top California Wine Values

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – Sample Some of the Top California Wine Values!  Friday, October 21st, 4-7pm.

If you think it’s impossible to find great California value wines, think again!  Yeah, you have to search for them a little bit harder, but they are out there and we are really good at finding them.  Join us this Friday as we present you with 3 Top California Values to quench your Patriotic thirst!  We tasted them, we loved them, we bought them, and we are excited to present them to you.  To start, we’ll pour you the 2015 Grayson Cellars Chardonnay, our new Case of the Month Selection.  Trust us folks, this is one of the best Chardonnay values in the world and the 2015 is one of the best vintages of this wine we’ve ever tasted.  Next up, it’s the fresh new vintage of one of the best Zinfandel values in the state.  Rich, spicy, round and perfect for chili and football, the Four Vines “Truant” Zinfandel cannot be beat for the price.  We’ll finish up with a rich and robust Cab from Paso Robles’ Ancient Peaks Winery.  Retailing for less than $20, you will be hard pressed to find a better domestic Cab for the money.  All you have to do is stop by, taste, learn, and save!
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. 2015 Grayson Cellars Chardonnay (Various Regions, California) – This took “Best in Class,” and was rated 98 points by the judges at this year’s California State Fair Wine Competition.  Yep, this under-$15 Chardonnay beat out 300+ other Chardonnays in the biggest and oldest wine competition in the United States.  Possessing loads of ripe apple, peach, tangerine and mango balanced by crisp acidity and just a kiss of oak, this Chardonnay is totally legit.
Tasting Price: $10.79 on mixed 3-packs | $10.19 on mixed 6-packs | $9.59 on mixed cases
Special Case of the Month Price: $9.49/bottle by the solid case — that’s over 20% off!

2. 2012 Four Vines Zinfandel “Truant” (Various Regions, California) – The tag line at Four Vines is “Living in Zin,” and we would tend to agree that the team lives up to that philosophy.  Their entry level wine combines purchased fruit from a number of Zinfandel hotspots scattered throughout the state.  Aged for 12 months in oak, the resulting wine is juicy, spicy, and pleasure bent with notes of ripe berries, plum, vanilla and spice box.
Tasting Price: $10.79 on mixed 3-packs | $10.19 on mixed 6-packs | $9.59 on mixed cases

3. 2014 Ancient Peaks Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles, California) – Paso Robles is highly noted for their Zinfandels and Rhone-styled blends, but we think the vintners of the region deserve a lot more respect for the Cabernet Sauvignons that are coming out these days.  Here’s a prime example of why!  This is just stellar and classically styled Cab with notes of dark currant, dark cherry, cassis, and zesty herbal nuances.  With ample body and big flavor, but soft tannins and a supple mouthfeel, this is a great go-to red for cooler weather drinking.
Tasting Price: $17.99 on mixed 3-packs | $16.99 on mixed 6-packs | $15.99 on mixed cases

Try 3 For Free Wine Tasting – High End California Wines

Try 3 For Free Wine Tasting on Saturday, September 10th from 2-5 p.m. starring some high end California wines!  We pride ourselves on our vast selection of wines that retail for $15 or less, but that’s not all we stock.  We also have one of the best selections of small production, boutique California wines of any retail wine shop in Western North Carolina. Join us for this special free wine tasting where we’ll pull the corks on some incredible wines from the various terrains and climates of California.  We’ll start with a classic, buttery-rich, and complex Carneros Chardonnay from a top producer.  Next up, we’ll pour you one of hottest new Central Coast Pinot Noirs out there — the first 2 vintages of the wine have scored 92 points! Finally, we’ll finish up with a mammoth Napa Cabernet that will take you on a serious thrill ride.

Stop by, taste, learn, and save big on all of the tasting wines every Saturday at Table Wine!  Please note that due to the lofty costs and limited quantities on these wines, we will only open one bottle of each.

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

1. 2013 Ferrari-Carano Chardonnay Reserve (Carneros-Napa Valley, California) – For fans of rich, buttery, classy California Chardonnay, you’re going to want to try this. Founded in 1981 by Don and Rhonda Carano, this esteemed estate is based in Sonoma County and they own vineyards throughout the North Coast.  This wine is composed mainly of fruit from their Carneros vineyard and sees 16 months aging in French oak before bottling.  The resulting wine is full bodied, layered, pure and delicious.  91 points The Wine Advocate
Tasting Price: $26.99 on mixed 3-packs | $25.49 on mixed 6-packs | $23.99 on mixed cases

2. 2014 Hahn Pinot Noir “SLH” (Santa Lucia Highlands, California) – Nicky Hahn was one of the first to suggest that the Santa Lucia Highlands be deemed a unique winegrowing district.  Today, he and his team farm some prime sites in this “Pinot Perfect” area of California.  The nearly perfect 2014 vintage resulted in a great crop of fully ripened Pinot Noir, and this is a wine that could easily pass for wines that cost twice the price.  Fuller bodied, silky smooth and laced with ripe red fruits, plum, and earth, this is a wondrous value.
92 points Wine Spectator
Tasting Price: $22.49 on mixed 3-packs | $21.24 on mixed 6-packs | $19.99 on mixed cases


3. 2014 Venge Cabernet Sauvignon “Silencieux” (Napa Valley, California) – The 2012 and 2013 vintage of this wine scored 95 points with Robert Parker — this one hasn’t been reviewed yet, but we’re going to go ahead and say that it will score similarly.  The 2014 vintage combined the opulence of 2012 with the power of 2013 resulting in wines like this one.  This is just straight up majestic, deep, rich, thrilling Cabernet Sauvignon from Kirk Venge.
Tasting Price: $49.49 on mixed 3-packs | $46.74 on mixed 6-packs | $43.99 on mixed cases

 

California Wine Tasting

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – California Wines

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting on Friday, August 19th from 2-7 p.m. featuring some new, delicious and affordable California wines!  Get your weekend off to a good start with the best free wine tasting in Asheville.  This week, we’ll have Sara Helmkamp of Advintage Distributing behind the bar pouring a great lineup of great values from sunny California.  Rich and creamy Chardonnay from the Central Coast, a beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon deal from Paso Robles, and a bold and spicy old vine Zinfandel from Contra Costa County will all be poured for you.  Stop by, taste, learn and save every Friday at Table Wine!

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

1. 2014 Poppy Chardonnay (Santa Lucia Highlands, California) – Great Britain’s Decanter wine magazine said “this must be the best-value Chardonnay from Santa Lucia Highlands!”  We agree!  Fermented in a mix of new and used French oak and stainless steel with batonnage (lees stirring), this wine possesses intensity, focus and complexity rarely encountered at this price point.  Golden apple, ripe citrus, vanilla bean and toasty oak all show up in the nose and palate of this super value Chardonnay.
Tasting Price: $13.49/bottle in mixed 3-packs | $12.74 in mixed 6-packs | $11.99 in mixed cases

2. 2014 Broadside Cabernet Sauvignon (Paso Robles, California) – Husband and wife Brian and Stephanie Terrizzi are crafting gorgeous wines from the various terroirs of California’s Central Coast with a focus on purity and varietal expression.  This is a great entry point!  100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 14 months in neutral French and American oak, this one really shows the pure and classic side of Cab — blackcurrant, dark cherry, cassis and just a whiff of oak. Big flavors, great price, no brainer!
Tasting Price: $13.49 on mixed 3-packs | $12.74 on mixed 6-packs | $11.99 on mixed cases


3. 2013 Three Wine Company Zinfandel (Victoria, Australia) – Three is the newest project of Zinfandel-making legend Matt Cline.  All of the fruit is sourced from 100 year old, dry farmed vineyards throughout Contra Costa County, and Matt also blends 16% Petite Sirah, 4% Carignane, 1% Mataro, and 2% Alicante Bouschet into this wine.  The result is a full bodied, lush, spicy flavor explosion………think berry liqueur infused with peppery spice, violet and coffee.  This stuff is just flat out delicious!
Tasting Price: $14.39/bottle in mixed 3-packs | $13.59 in mixed 6-packs | $12.79 in mixed cases

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting - Classic California Wines

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – Classic California Wines

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting this Friday, July 29th — Stop by any time between 2-7 p.m. to sample some truly classic California wines!  It’s been awhile since we’ve poured any California wines for one of our free weekend tastings.  That is about to change!  Join us this Friday, get your weekend off to a good start, and sample some delicious, pure varietal wines from sunny and warm California.  Rich and toasty Chardonnay, silky smooth Pinot Noir, and a big, ripe red blend from California’s Napa Valley.  Sound good?  Yep!  Stop by, taste, learn and save big on all of the featured tasting wines.

The Wines
On all tasting wines, save 10% off by the bottle, 15% off when you mix six of them, or 20% off when you mix a case or more of them!

1. 2014 Matchbook Chardonnay “The Arsonist” (Dunnigan Hills, California) – If you love big, rich, creamy and full-flavored California Chardonnays, The Arsonist is for you!  Made with fruit from the vineyards top sites in the warm Dunnigan Hills AVA, the wine is 100% barrel fermented and undergoes 100% malolactic fermentation.  The resulting wine is full bodied and flamboyant with notes of buttered pear, green fig, and creamy butterscotch.  Smooth and rounded on the palate, this should appeal to fans of classically styled California Chardonnays.
Tasting Price: $19.79/bottle | $18.69 on mixed six packs | $17.59 on mixed cases

2. 2014 Angeline Pinot Noir (Various Regions, California) – Angeline is the entry-level line of wines from California’s historic Martin Ray Winery.  Their Pinot Noir incorporates grapes from Monterey, Santa Barabara, and Sonoma Counties to create a consistently balanced and delicious Pinot Noir.  Medium bodied and flowing with notes of supple cherry, strawberry, vanilla and oak spice, this easy drinking red is very easy to like, and we count it as one of the best value Pinot Noir produced in the state.
Tasting Price: $11.69/bottle | $11.04 in mixed six packs | $10.39 in mixed cases

3. 2012 Leviathan Red Wine (Various Regions, California) – This is a really special treat folks!  Made by Andy Erickson, who has one of the best resumes of any California winemaker (Harlan, Screaming Eagle, Staglin, Favia, and others), his goal at Levaiathan is to produce one singular red wine each vintage.  Drawing upon his vast network of friends with vineyards all over the state, the wine is always a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and Merlot, and the 2012 is a blockbuster.  Think about it, you are sipping on a wine made by the same dude who made or makes some of California’s top and most expensive wines.  Odds are, he’s getting fruit from some of these estates.  Whatever the case, this is absolutely dripping with deliciousness.
Tasting Price: $44.99/bottle | $42.49 on mixed six packs | $39.99 on mixed cases

 

Pahlmeyer Wine Tasting

Pahlmeyer Wine Tasting

Pahlmeyer Wine Tasting on Wednesday, June 15th starting at 7:00 p.m. at Table Wine in South Asheville!  Just $20/person for this open house/walk-around tasting — reservations are required and can be made by calling 828.505.8588.  This guarantees to be one of the best wine tastings in Asheville for 2016 and it’s also an incredible deal!  Sample 8+ wines from Napa’s famed Pahlmeyer Estate along with new releases from their second label Jayson and their new label Wayfarer.  We’re talking world class Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs, and Bordeaux varietals — this same tasting would run you $50 minimum if you went to Pahlmeyer’s tasting room!

Pahlmeyer’s Eastern Division Sales Manager Holly Kapica will be on hand to discuss the wines, the history of the estate, and the new directions they are headed.  We know that you all have busy schedules, and this drop-in style tasting allows you to come and go at your leisure.  The tasting fee gets you tastes of 8 to 10 award winning wines, light hors d’oeuvres, and incredible discounts on all of the wines.  This is guaranteed to sell out quick so don’t hesitate to call us at 828.505.8588 to reserve your spot today.