Syrah and Friends Wine Tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, NC.

Try 3 For Free Wine Tasting – Syrah and Friends

 Saturday, January 21 from 2-5pm — Try 3 For Free Wine Tasting featuring the McPrice Myers Right Hand Man Syrah and two of Syrah’s best friends, Grenache and Viognier! 

We are huge fans of Syrah in all of its various styles.  We are also fond of Syrah’s typical blending partners.  Join us Saturday for an adventure with Syrah and Friends, and learn more about the grape and its common companions.  We’ll start with a delicious, aromatic Viognier — yes, that’s a white grape!  Often blended in small amounts with Syrah to add aromatics and rounder texture, it’s also great as a stand-alone wine.  Next up, you’ll taste a pure Grenache, one of Syrah’s best friends in blends from the Southern Rhone and elsewhere.  To finish up, you’ll get to taste our new Wine of the Week, a Syrah-heavy red that is absolutely delicious.  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 Le Paradou Viognier (Languedoc, France) – In our estimation, this is the best Viognier for the money in the marketplace.  From organic and sustainably farmed vineyards located in various parts of Southern France, it shows the grape’s tell-tale aromatic qualities, but remains fresh and crisp on the palate.  Look for notes of peach, melon, citrus and honeysuckle.  
Tasting Price: $10.79/bottle | $10.19 in mixed six packs | $9.59 in mixed cases

2. 2015 Belle Provencale Rouge (Cotes du Ventoux, France) – Belle Provencale is made by the Perrin family, who also make Chateau Beaucastel, one of the prized wines of Chateauneuf du Pape.  Almost entirely Grenache, with bits of Syrah and Carignan, it offers up ripe and juicy notes of cherry, plum, peppery spice and Provencal herbs.  Soft, low in tannin, and completely chuggable, this makes for a great easy drinking house wine.
Tasting Price: $8.99/bottle | $8.49 in mixed six packs | $7.99 in mixed cases

3. 2013 McPrice Myers Right Hand Man Syrah (Central Coast, California) – It’s our Wine of the Week and it’s awesome!  From one of the hottest young producers in California, this is their Syrah-heavy red blend.  It contains a splash of Petite Sirah and Viognier and the finished wine is rich, plush, sexy.  Stop by and taste what we’re talking about.
Tasting Price: $17.99 on mixed 3-packs | $16.99 on mixed 6-packs | $15.99 on mixed cases
Special Wine of the Week Price: $15.99/bottle on your solid 6-pack!

 

Sample some delicious new wines at Table Wine in Asheville, NC.

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – New Wine Finds

Join us for a free wine tasting this Friday to sample some New Finds of the New Year!  Friday, January 13th from 4-7pm — free to the public.  

A new year is upon us and we’re excited to get it underway with the best free wine tasting in Asheville!  Join us Friday as we pull the corks on some of our newest finds from all parts of the globe.  We’ll start with a brilliant and value price White Burgundy from the southern part of the zone……..seeing no oak, this one is crisp, crunchy, fresh and delicious.  Next up, we’ll pour you a brilliant Beaujolais from the famed Chateau de Pizay estate.  Trust us, this isn’t anything like Beaujolais Nouveau — more concentrated, complex, and powerful, it is a great, value-priced bottle to enjoy with or without food.  To finish, we’ll sample you on a pure, flavor-packed, lightly oaked Malbec from Argentina.  All you have to do is stop by.  Taste, learn, and save big on all of the tasting wines every 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 Domaine Jean Touzot Macon-Villages “Vieilles Vignes” (Burgundy, France) – Vieilles Vignes translates to old vines, and this Chardonnay is made with grapes from vineyards that are at least 30 years old.  Fermented in stainless steel, it showcases the pure, unadulterated aromas and flavors of Chardonnay — think green apple, pear, white flowers and mineral.  Yum!
Tasting Price: $13.49 on mixed 3-packs | $12.74 on mixed 6-packs | $11.99 on mixed cases

2. 2014 Chateau de Pizay Beaujolais (Beaujolais, France) – This is one of the oldest and most respected estates in Beaujolais, and their 2014 is in top form.  With a lot of the fruit coming from the village of Morgon (one of the best in the region), this is far more sophisticated and nuanced than most simple Beaujolais.  Dark cherry, raspberry, earth and spice notes permeate this medium bodied, energetic red wine.
Tasting Price: $11.69 on mixed 3-packs | $11.04 on mixed 6-packs | $10.39 on mixed cases

3. 2015 O. Fournier “Urban Uco” Malbec (Mendoza, Argentina) – This large scale, but high quality producer makes wines in Argentina, Chile and Spain from vineyards they own and farm themselves.  Their Malbec comes from their sustainably farmed vineyards in the heart of the Uco Valley in Mendoza, Argentina.  Seeing just 3 months aging in oak barrels really lets the fruit shine in this one — plum, dark berries, spice and light vanilla notes show up in this medium to full bodied, value-priced red.
Tasting Price: $9.89 on mixed 3-packs | $9.34 on mixed 6-packs | $8.79 on mixed cases

Taste Champagne and Sparkling Wines at Table Wine in Asheville, NC.

Big, Free Champagne and Sparkling Wine Tasting

Big, Free Champagne and Sparkling Wine Tasting featuring some of the best bubbles in town!  Friday, December 30th from 4-7pm.

Make your New Year’s Eve sparkle this year with the perfect bottle of bubbly!  Need help?  We got you covered as our good friend and Champagne Queen Gwen Collins of Epiphany Wine Company joins us to pour some of her favorite Champagnes and sparkling wines from all corners of the globe.  Just in time for New Year’s Eve, we’ll pour you 6 different bubbly options from top flight Champagnes to fruity and affordable Cava and Prosecco.  Stop by, taste, learn, and save big on all of the tasting wines.

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%!2013 Castillo

1. 2013 Perelada Cava Brut Nature “Stars Reserva”

2. NV Bisol Prosecco “Jeio”

3. 2012 Iron Horse Vineyards Wedding Cuvee

4. NV Simonnet-Febvre Cremant de Bourgogne Brut

5. NV Champagne Delamotte Brut

6. 2011 Louis Roederer Brut Rose Champagne

Taste some Southern Hemisphere Wines at Table Wine in Asheville, NC.

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – Southern Hemisphere Wines

Stop by Table Wine this Friday and warm up with some stellar Southern Hemisphere Wines!  Friday, December 16th from 4-7pm — free to all.

Winter is just about here and the temperatures are dropping!  What better way to warm the bones than with some delicious wines from the sunny and warm Southern Hemisphere?  Join us as we pour you some classic examples of wines from New Zealand, South Africa and Argentina.  We’re not ones to stop drinking whites and dry rosés during the cooler months, and we’ll kick off the sampling with a fresh and zippy New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.  Next up, you’ll try one of our favorite new dry rosés, a Cinsault/Shiraz blend from South Africa……..trust us, it’s delicious!  To finish up, we’ll pour you one of the best Argentine Cabernet Sauvignon values………heck, we’d call it one of the best Cab values in the world.  Stop by, taste, learn, and save big on all of the tasting wines.

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 Walnut Block Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand) – For fans of New Zealand staples like Kim Crawford, give this a try!  Simply put, this is textbook Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc — dry, super crisp, and brimming with tangy and tart citrus fruits and green herbs.  Perfect for casual sipping or the Feast of the Seven Fishes, this one is a winner all the way.
Tasting Price: $13.49 on mixed 3-packs | $12.74 on mixed 6-packs | $11.99 on mixed cases

2. 2016 Badenhorst Family Wines Secateurs Rosé (Swartland, South Africa) – Who said dry rosé was just for the warmer months?  Not us!  This new wine from Adi Badenhorst, one of South Africa’s most charismatic and gifted winemakers is a blend of 60% Cinsault and 40% Shiraz.  Completely dry, crisp and packed with notes of white cherry, white peach, tangerine, green herb and marzipan, this is the first dry rosé of the 2016 vintage.
Tasting Price: $15.29 on mixed 3-packs | $14.44 on mixed 6-packs | $13.59 on mixed cases

3. 2013 Fabre Montmayou Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva (Mendoza, Argentina) – At less than $15/bottle and rated 90 points by both James Suckling and Antonio Galloni, this is easily one of the best Cab values on the planet.  Full bodied, complex, and packing loads of dark fruit, tobacco leaf, mocha, leather and tobacco, this could easily stand toe to toe with Cabs that cost 2 to 3 times the price.
Tasting Price: $11.69 on mixed 3-packs | $11.19 on mixed 6-packs | $10.79 on mixed cases

Holiday Wine Tasting in Asheville, NC

Big, Free Christmas and Holiday Wine Tasting

Big, Free Christmas and Holiday Wine Tasting on Saturday, December 17th from 2-5pm featuring a dozen different wines from all over the world!

Join us to sample a bunch of wines that are guaranteed to get you into the holiday spirit, and be extra jolly because it’s all free!  Richard McKinney and Lauren Shrewbridge of Tryon Distributing join us to pour a rocking lineup of sparkling, white, and red wines at a variety of price points.  Stop by, taste, learn, stock up and save big on all of the featured tasting wines.  Cheers, Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays from Team 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. 2014 Saint Hilaire Blanquette de Limoux

2. NV Pol Roger Champagne Brut Reserve

3. 2015 Domaine Fournier Sauvignon Blanc

4. 2015 La Cana Albarino

5. 2015 Rombauer Chardonnay

6. 2015 Elvio Tintero Moscato d’Asti

7. 2015 Domaine Dupeuble Beaujolais

8. 2014 La Posta Tinto Red Blend

9. 2013 Bodegas Borsao Berola Red Blend

10. NV Marietta Christo Lot #3

11. 2013 Ladera Cabernet Sauvignon

12. 2015 Belle Glos Pinot Noir “Las Alturas Vineyard”

 

Turkey Sandwich Wines -- Free Wine Tasting in Asheville, NC.

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – Turkey Sandwich Wines

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting this Friday, November 25th from 4-7pm featuring some delicious turkey sandwich wines!

Yes, you read the title correctly!  We know you’ve got leftovers from yesterday’s feast and we also know that by 4:00 on Friday, November 25th, your food hangover will have worn off.  With family still in town, what better thing to do than stop by and join us for a free wine tasting featuring some “turkey sandwich wines.”  In other words, delicious, affordable, classic table wines that can be consumed with or without Thanksgiving leftovers.  Stop by between 4 and 7 pm and bring your family and friends.  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 Mont Gravet Cotes de Gascogne (Southwestern France) – This has quickly become a new customer favorite.  Based entirely on Colombard, a cousin to Chenin Blanc, the wine drinks a bit like its cousin with a fair amount of Sauvignon Blanc blended in.  Fresh, dry, crisp and tart, it’s perfect for just about any occasion.
Tasting Price: $8.99 on mixed 3-packs | $8.49 in mixed six packs | $7.99 in mixed cases

2. 2015 Mont Gravet Carignan “Vieilles Vignes” (Languedoc, France) – Carignan is the workhorse grape of the Languedoc and it often yields simple, hearty, rustic red wines.  This is a more refined and polished version of the grape, and we love it.  Boasting aromas of ripe cherry, strawberry, dark plum, and light spice, this medium bodied, smooth red wine is the perfect house wine!
Tasting Price: $15.29 on mixed 3-packs | $14.44 on mixed 6-packs | $13.59 on mixed cases

3. 2014 Le Posta Tinto Red Blend (Mendoza, Argentina) – Here’s a fun red blend from the folks at La Posta that is made by the talented Laura Catena.  A blend of 60% Malbec, 20% Syrah, and 20% Bonarda aged for 8 months in second use French oak, it is a hearty red with rich flavors of ripe cherry, blueberry, oak spice and hints of chocolate.
Tasting Price: $13.49 on mixed 3-packs | $12.74 on mixed 6-packs | $11.99 on mixed cases

 

Rombauer Chardonnay and Belle Glos Las Alturas Pinot Noir free wine tasting in Asheville, NC.

Try 3 For Free Wine Tasting – Luxurious California Wines

Try 3 For Free Wine Tasting this Saturday, November 26th from 2-5pm featuring some very fine, luxurious California wines!

The holiday season is officially under way and we’re getting it started in fine style with a free wine tasting featuring some of California’s most popular “luxury wines.”  Rombauer Chardonnay, Belle Glos Pinot Noir, and the Rockpile Vineyard Zinfandel from master of Zin Ken Rosenblum should catch your attention and delight your palate.  Even better, the tasting is free to the public!  Stop by, taste, learn, stock up and save big this Saturday 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%, or mix any 12 and save 20%!

1. 2015 Rombauer Chardonnay (Carneros, California) – This is the quintessential, rich, buttery, creamy, barrel fermented California Chardonnay, and we’re running it on special through the end of business on Saturday at one of the best prices in the country.   Deeply flavored with notes of spiced apple, poached pear, caramel and vanilla, this full bodied, full flavored Chardonnay is one of a kind.
Tasting Price: $29.99/bottle through the end of business this Saturday (normally $39.99/bottle)

2. 2015 Belle Glos Pinot Noir “Las Alturas” (Santa Lucia Highlands, California) – Like the Rombauer, this wine has a cult following.  One of the biggest, flashiest, and most flamboyant Pinots produced in California, it is deeply colored and showcases aromas and flavors of ripe plum, blueberry, cassis, and smoky, toasty oak.

3. 2014 Rock Wall Wine Company Zinfandel “Rockpile Vineyard” (Sonoma County, California) – The famed Rockpile vineyard is considered one of California’s top spots for powerful, ageworthy Zinfandel.  Sitting high above the Dry Creek Valley, the vines receive more sunshine and less fog than the vineyards below, and you can taste it in the wine.  This one is a powerhouse boasting aromas and flavors of blackberry, black cherry, plum, deep spice and anise notes.  Drink now through 2025.
Tasting Price: $28.79 on mixed 3-packs | $27.19 on mixed 6-packs | $25.59 on mixed cases

Thanksgiving wine tasting in Asheville, NC.

Turkey Day Wine Tasting Part 2

Turkey Day Wine Tasting Part 2 this Saturday, November 19th from 2-5pm!  If you missed yesterday’s 6 wine lineup of holiday appropriate wines, no worries.  We’ve got 6 more for you to try on Saturday!

We love wine, we love food, and we love talking about the way they work together!  Join us for a free wine tasting with Daniel Lukin-Beck of Asheville’s own Sour Grapes Distributing where he will be pouring a bunch of delicious wines perfect for turkey, ham and all of the fixins’.  Gorgeous Italian Soave, French Viognier, and a spicy Spanish Gewurztraminer will be followed by some medium to full bodied reds from France and Italy.  One thing we can guarantee is that all of these wines taste great without food, but even better with the Thanksgiving feast!  Stop by, taste, stock up and save big!

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. 2014 Gini Soave Classico (Veneto, Italy) – Gini is not only one of the best producers of Soave, they are one of the top white wine producers in the entire country.  Unlike many of the mass market Soaves that are watered down and bland, the Gini family’s history of farming in the region that dates to 1600 produces a wine that is almost golden in color with exotic notes of white peach, tangerine, apple and white flowers. 90 points Wine Enthusiast.
Tasting Price: $17.99 on mixed 3-packs | $16.99 on mixed 6-packs | $15.99 on mixed cases

2. 2015 Chateau de la Selve “Saint Regis” (Coteaux de l’Ardeche, France) – Viognier is the only white grape grown in the vineyards surrounding the 13th century castle that is Chateau de la Selve, and this is a great example of the wine which is often tricky to produce.  While part of the Rhone Valley, it sits slightly to the West between the Northern and Southern Rhone Valleys yielding an aromatic wine, bursting with flavors of peach and citrus with a hint of mint on the finish.
Tasting Price: $15.29 on mixed 3-packs | $14.44 on mixed 6-packs | $13.59 on mixed cases

3. 2015 Las Bas Gewurztraminer (Somontano, Spain) – This is an incredible find in highly aromatic and flavorful Gewurztraminer from the southeastern part of Spain.  One of the all time great Thanksgiving wines, this one is dry, but luscious, with lovely notes of ripe peach, lychee, rose petal and spice.

4. 2014 Chateau de la Selve “Palissaire” (Coteaux de l’Ardeche, France) – Certified organic and practicing biodynamic, La Selve gives specific attention to the balance and the life of their soils.  This blend of Cinsault, Grenache, and Merlot highlights their efforts in the vineyards by fermenting with indigenous yeasts and neither fining nor filtering the wine.  The result is a fresh and charming red wine that is quite reminiscent of Beaujolais.
Tasting Price: $11.69 on mixed 3-packs | $11.04 on mixed 6-packs | $10.39 on mixed cases

5. 2014 Il Palazzino Rosso di Toscana (Tuscany, Italy) – Antonio Galloni described this wine as “one of the best wines readers will find in its price range,” and we agree 100% with him on that.  It’s basically a really, really, good Chianti Classico without the price tag.  This Sangiovese-based wine from one of the top estates in the region is a bargain and words can’t do it justice, get some in your glass and let the wine do the talking!
Tasting Price: $15.29 on mixed 3-packs | $14.44 on mixed 6-packs | $13.59 on mixed cases

6. 2011 Tenuta Monteti Caburnio (Tuscany, Italy) – Antonio Galloni hit the nail on the head when he said, “Tenuta Monteti remains arguably the single finest source for reasonably priced wines in Maremma.”  Their Super Tuscan blends 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 15% Alicante-Bouschet, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot to become a wine that explodes with intense notes of dark cherry, blackberry, mint, herb and spice notes.  92 Points Wine Enthusiast
Tasting Price: $17.99 on mixed 3-packs | $16.99 on mixed 6-packs | $15.99 on mixed cases

Thanksgiving Wine Tasting in Asheville, NC.

Big, Free, Thanksgiving Wine Tasting

We are pleased to announce our annual Big, Free, Thanksgiving Wine Tasting which will take place on Saturday, November 12th, 2016 from 2-5 p.m.  Sample 12 different turkey, ham, and family friendly wines under one roof and stock up for the most important culinary holiday of the year.  This guarantees to be one of Asheville’s best free wine tastings of the year and you’re all invited!

Thanksgiving only comes once a year, and it’s one of those holidays where good wine is required.  Whether you need special wines for that delicious meal or simple, value priced wines to keep the family happy and peaceful, we’ve got you covered.  Aldo Morales and Sara Helmkamp of Advintage Distributing will join us to pour 12 classic Thanksgiving wines from their extensive portfolio, and the tasting is free to the public. From festive sparkling wines and complex whites to regal and ravishing reds, we’ll have something for everyone.

The wines will range in price from $10 to $50 — regardless of your beverage budget, we’ll get you taken care of! Even better, all of the tasting wines will be on sale at 10% off by the bottle, 15% off if you mix any six of them, and 20% off if you mix any 12 or more of them.  It’s the perfect time to taste, learn and save on wines that are guaranteed to make this Thanksgiving the best ever.

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 Raventos I Blanc de Nit Brut Sparkling Wine (Penedes, Spain)
This is the winery Josh visited on his trip to Spain in August.  From one of Spain’s first families of sparkling wines, this light, but highly flavorful rosé is ideal for sipping before, during, and/or after the meal.

2. 2014 Isle Saint-Pierre Blanc (Rhone Valley, France)
Round, refreshing, beautifully aromatic blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscat.  Peach, citrus, flowers and crisp acidity make this perfect for the Thanksgiving meal.

3. 2013 Elyse L’Ingenue White “Naggiar Vineyard” (Sierra Foothills, California)
Full bodied blend of Roussanne, Marsanne, Viognier and Grenache Blanc — lush, exotic, aromatic and full flavored.  Delicious!

4. 2014 Poppy Chardonnay (Santa Lucia Highlands, California)
Classy and classic California Chardonnay from the hills just outside of Monterey.  Barrel fermented, rich, creamy and stylish.

5. 2015 Montinore Borealis (Willamette Valley, Oregon)
Almost dry and oh-so-delicious blend of Gewurztraminer, Muller Thurgau, Riesling and Riesling.  In our opinions, this is one of the all-time great domestic white wines to pair with classic holiday meal.

6. 2015 Isle Saint-Pierre Rouge (Rhone Valley, France)
Obscure, but delicious and juicy blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Arinarnoa, and Petit Verdot from an island in the middle of the Rhone River.  Medium bodied, fresh, spicy and low tannin red that is great with or without food.

7. 2014 Bench Pinot Noir (Sonoma Coast, California)
When we poured this one 3 years ago at this same tasting, it was the best selling wine of the day.  We predict that could happen again!  Complex, with notes of ripe red cherry, spice, and complex earth and spice notes, this is a Thanksgiving classic.

8. 2013 Drew “Gatekeeper’s” Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley, California)
This one is even more complex than the Bench and from one of the top producers in the Anderson Valley, in Mendocino County.  Subtle, refined, and one of the best reds of the tasting!

9. Sherman & Hooker’s Shebang Red Blend (Various Regions, California)
Don’t let the name fool you into thinking this is some boring old red blend.  Far from it, this combination of mainly Zinfandel with about 10 other grapes is one of our favorite new finds of the holiday season.

10. 2013 Zorzal Malbec (Mendoza, Argentina)
Tasting more like a Malbec from France’s Loire Valley than one from Mendoza, this is juicy, silky and way too easy to drink!

11. 2015 Bila-Haut Cotes du Roussillon Rouge (Languedoc/Roussillon, France)
From the Chapoutier family’s outpost in the Roussillon, this blend of Syrah, Grenach and Carignan is perfect for those who like fuller flavored reds for their meals.

12. 2014 Bedrock Zinfandel “Old Vines” (Various Regions, California)
We love dry Red Zins with our holiday meals and this one from Morgan Twain-Peterson is one of the best we’ve tried all year.  Rich, full bodied, spicy and a perfect way to end the tasting.

Free Wine Tasting in Asheville, NC.

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – Perfect Thanksgiving Wines

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – Stop by the store and sample a couple of perfect Thanksgiving wines!  Friday, November 11th, 4-7pm

With one of our biggest tastings taking place on Saturday, November 12th from 2-5pm (click here to read about that), we’re going to keep Friday’s free wine tasting really simple.  That doesn’t mean we’re pouring mediocre wines though!  Far from it, we’re pouring a couple of highly rated rock stars.  We’ll start with top white wine from Michel Gassier, one of our favorite producers in the Southern Rhone.  It drinks like a top flight white Chateauneuf du Pape but costs a fraction of the price.  We’re also pouring our new Wine of the Week selection, the 2012 Raptor Ridge Reserve Pinot Noir.  This is the last vintage of this wine that this Oregon producer made, and they went out with a bang!  92 points from Vinous Media and this is definitely a richer, fuller, more flamboyant style of Pinot Noir.  You’re going to love it!  Stop by, taste, learn, and save big on all of the featured tasting wines.  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 Michel Gassier Costieres de Nimes Blanc “Lou Coucardie” (Southern Rhone, France) – This exotic, full bodied blend of 45% Viognier, 30% Roussanne and 25% Grenache Blanc is sensational. From old, organically farmed vineyards, the wine is raised in new and once used used large French oak barrels.  “Big, ripe and layered, with lots of honeyed apricot, ripe peach and butter citrus all soaring from the glass, it’s full-bodied, balanced and unctuously textured, yet never seems heavy or cumbersome in the least. It deserves a classy meal (anything with a cream sauce would be terrific) and should evolve nicely for 2-3 years (although there’s no need to delay gratification).” – Jeb Dunnuck – The Wine Advocate – 92 points
Tasting Price: $26.99/bottle | $25.49 in mixed six packs | $23.99 in mixed cases

2. 2012 Raptor Ridge Reserve Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley, Oregon) – We’ve been raving about the quality of the 2014 Oregon Pinot Noirs, but don’t forget that 2012 was also a very high quality vintage and it shows in this wine.  The additional bottle age on this one has allowed all of the elements to come together in this wine.  Raptor Ridge is know for producing bigger, riper Pinot Noirs and that’s what you get here.  Jammy cherry, plum and dark raspberry notes are framed nicely by toasty oak and more complex nuances of black tea and Asian spices.  This one would be perfect for this year’s Thanksgiving meal.
Tasting Price: $33.29 on mixed 3-packs | $31.44 on mixed 6-packs | $29.59 on mixed cases