Comfort Wines Tasting in Asheville, NC.

Try 3 For Free Wine Tasting – Comfort Wines

Try 3 For Free Wine Tasting – Swing by the store and test out some of our favorite Comfort Wines!  Saturday, November 5th, 2-5pm

You are probably going to start by asking what in the heck are comfort wines.  It’s simple!  These are delicious and dependable wines perfect for all occasions.  Their low cost and high quality are guaranteed to make you comfortable.  Like a warm blanket on a cool night, a meat loaf and mashed potato dinner, or your favorite old pair of jeans, these are wines that you go back to time and time again and they never disappoint. To start, we’ll pour you a splash of a fantastic, lightly sparkling and dry Pinot Noir from a biodynamic farm in Austria.  Up next is the new vintage (2015) of the Grayson Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon……..if you like their Chardonnay (our current Case of the Month), you’re going to love this.  And to finish up, we’ll sample you on a 92 point rated Super Tuscan that drinks like $30, but costs less than $20!  So come get comfortable with us this Friday.  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 Meinklang Pinot Noir Frizzante “Prosa” (Burgenland, Austria): From the small, biodynamic Michlits Family Estate, this is one of the funnest and easiest to drink wines in the store.  It’s pink in color, it’s dry, and it’s got a little spritz to it.  With aromas and flavors of fresh cherry, tart strawberry, and cranberry, this light and juicy rosé will convert the most suspicious pink wine pessimist over to our side.
Tasting Price: $16.19/bottle | $15.29 in mixed six packs | $14.39 in mixed cases

2. 2015 Grayson Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon (Various Regions, California) – Grayson continues to wow us with high quality wines at extremely low prices.  Their 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is another super strong showing from this winery based in Napa Valley.  Full bodied and packed with ripe aromas and flavors of dark cherry, cassis, light oak, soft tannin and mild acidity.  This might qualify as the best under $15 Cabernet coming out of California right now.
Tasting Price: $10.79 on mixed 3-packs | $10.19 on mixed 6-packs | $9.59 on mixed cases

3. 2013 Aia Vecchia Lagone (Tuscany, Italy) – Have we found the best Super Tuscan value?  Maybe, but you’ll have to be the judge!  From Italy’s coastal Maremma region, this one is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc that spent 12 months aging in French barrique.  James Suckling gave it 92 points and we agree with his assesment — full bodied, packed with ripe fruit and oak spice notes, this could easily sell for $25+ per bottle.
Tasting Price: $15.29 on mixed 3-packs | $14.44 on mixed 6-packs | $13.59 on mixed cases

Autumn Wines

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – Autumn Wines

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – The Best Free Wine Tasting in Asheville – Friday, October 7th from 4-7 p.m. featuring some Classic Autumn Wines!

Fall is upon us, the temperatures are dropping (sort of), the leaves are changing colors, and it’s time for some fuller bodied, heartier whites and reds.  Join us at our outpost in South Asheville for a free wine tasting featuring some delicious wines guaranteed to keep you warm at night and/or to pair well with the flavors of fall.  We’ll start with a lovely Chenin Blanc from Asheville’s sister city in France and follow that up with one of Oregon’s all time great Pinot Gris’.  To finish, we’ll pour you a big, rich, warm, barrel aged, 91 point rated Tempranillo from Spain.  All you have to do is stop by, taste, learn, and save!

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. 2015 Reserve des Vignerons Saumur Blanc (Loire Valley, France) – Chenin Blanc is one of the most versatile of all white wines, and this one is a great introduction to the French version.  Fermented completely in stainless steel, it is dry, crisp, zesty and loaded with aromas and flavors of apple, citrus, and a touch of mineral.  With bright natural acidity and terrific purity of fruit, this is a great one to pair with roasted chicken, spicy stews, and curries.
Tasting Price: $10.79 on mixed 3-packs | $10.19 on mixed 6-packs | $9.59 on mixed cases

2. 2015 Elk Cove Pinot Gris (Willamette Valley, Oregon) – Elk Cove cannot fail when it comes to Pinot Gris!  Pretty much every wine authority agrees that they produce one of Oregon’s greatest Pinot Gris’, and we agree 100% with those sentiments.  The 2015 just received 91 points from Wine Enthusiast, and they called it one “of the greatest values in Oregon Pinot Gris.”  Laced with notes of luscious apple, pear, and citrus, this full bodied, refreshing white works well with roasted root vegetables, chicken, and pork dishes.
Tasting Price: $17.99 on mixed 3-packs | $16.99 on mixed 6-packs | $15.99 on mixed cases

3. 2014 Bodegas Volver Tempranillo “Single Vineyard” (La Mancha, Spain) – This is always a stellar red wine value, but the 2014 is especially good!  From an old parcel of vines planted in 1957, it is 100% Tempranillo aged 15 months in French oak and bottled unfiltered.  Boasting a deep, opaque color and rich notes of blackberry, cassis, vanilla and toasty oak, it is full bodied, but super smooth and delicious. Enjoy this one with richer fare (grilled meats, beef stew) or without food — it’s perfect for sipping while watching your favorite football team.  92 points Robert Parker
Tasting Price: $15.29 on mixed 3-packs | $14.44 on mixed 6-packs | $13.59 on mixed cases

Cool Weather Wines

Try 3 For Free Wine Tasting – Cool Weather Wines

Try 3 For Free Wine Tasting – Asheville’s Best Free Wine Tasting – Saturday, October 8th from 2-5 p.m. featuring some Cool Weather Wines!

We continue our autumnal wine theme with our second free wine tasting of the week!  With cooler weather upon us and temperatures continuing to fall, we’re going to pull the corks on some richer, fuller styled reds and white for you.  We’ll start with a fantastic, barrel fermented, 92 point rated California Chardonnay that is the ideal pair for roasted butternut squash.  After that, we’ll pour you one of Argentina’s perennial best value Cabernet Sauvignons and we’ll finish up with a spicy, 91 point rated Carmenere from Chile.  Stop by, taste, learn and save every 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%, and mix any 12 and save 20%!

1. 2013 Mount Eden Chardonnay “Wolff Vineyards” (Edna Valley, California) – This is consistently one of the greatest values in high quality California Chardonnay, and the 2013 is absolutely stellar. From one of the oldest Chardonnay vineyards in the state, the wine is barrel fermented and aged on the lees for 8 months prior to bottling.  The resulting wine is exquisite!  Rich, complex, layered, and balanced, it is the perfect fall white wine.  Sadly, this is the last vintage Mount Eden will make.  92 points Wine Enthusiast
Tasting Price: $22.49 on mixed 3-packs | $21.24 on mixed 6-packs | $19.99 on mixed cases

2. 2015 Finca Sophenia “Altosur” Cabernet Sauvignon (Mendoza, Argentina) – We have been big supporters of Finca Sophenia since the store opened in 2010, and the wines just seem to be getting better every year.  Altosur is the estate’s entry level line of wines, but there’s nothing that tastes “entry level” about this wine.  Full bodied, deeply colored, and exhibiting bold notes of dark cherry, blueberry, mocha and toasty oak, it is a soft and supple version of Cabernet Sauvignon.  Drink this fantasting cocktail Cabernet with or without food any time of the year.
Tasting Price: $10.79 on mixed 3-packs | $10.19 on mixed 6-packs | $9.59 on mixed cases

3. 2013 Errazuriz Carmenere “Max Reserva” (Aconcagua Valley, Chile) – Errazuriz is one of Chile’s oldest and most respected wineries, and we think their Carmenere is one the best produced in the country.  From the estate’s oldest vines, this is textbook Carmenere — full flavored, spicy, pliant and packed with flavors of dark berries, pepper, and mole sauce.  Do yourself a favor and enjoy this one with classic Mexican fare or with spicy chili.  91 points James Suckling
Tasting Price: $16.19 on mixed 3-packs | $15.29 on mixed 6-packs | $14.39 on mixed cases

Free Wine Tasting in Asheville, NC.

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – Awesome New Arrivals

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting this Friday, September 23rd from 4-7 p.m. featuring some delicious new arrivals from all parts of the globe!  Get your weekend off to a good start with the best free wine tasting in Asheville.  This Friday, we’ll open a trio of brand new wines to the store including our new Case of the Month selection and one of our best Napa Cab finds of all time.  In addition, we’ll sample you on a fun new aromatic white blend from South Africa’s Cederberg Winery.  All you have to do is stop by!  Taste, learn, 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. 2015 Floriography Blooming White (Western Cape, South Africa) – A new project from South Africa’s Cederberg Winery, this is a fun and playful blend of Muscat, Viognier and Nouvelle fermented entirely in stainless steel.  With just a touch of residual sugar, this one drinks off-dry with notes of fresh flowers, peach, and citrus.  Don’t overthink it, just drink it!
Tasting Price: $10.79 on mixed 3-packs | $10.19 on mixed 6-packs | $9.59 on mixed cases

2. 2015 Camina Tempranillo (La Mancha, Spain) – It’s our new Case of the Month, and it’s a marvelous value in Spanish red wine.  100% Tempranillo from the dry, windswept vineyards of La Mancha, this soft and juicy red wine flows with ripe aromas and flavors of cherry, plum, raspberry and light spice.  Easy drinking and even easier on the budget, it’s a no-brainer in our book.
Tasting Price: $8.99 on mixed 3-packs | $8.49 on mixed 6-packs | $7.99 on mixed cases
Special Case of the Month Price: $7.49/bottle on solid case purchases – that’s 25% off!!!

3. 2003 Calistoga Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley, California) – We’re calling this the best Napa Cabernet find in the 6+ year history of Table Wine!  Bold statement, but we stand behind it 100%.  If you find a better 13 year old bottle of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon for less than $25, let us know.  We want to buy it.  We could easily sell this for $40+, but we’re offering it at a great price to say thank you to all of our loyal customers. 
Tasting Price: $24.99/bottle best price — we’ve got 10 cases to sell and when those are gone, there’s no more of this wine to be had!

Extreme Value Wines

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – Extreme Value Wines

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting on Friday, September 16th from 4 to 7 p.m. featuring a trio of Extreme Value Wines!  Get your weekend off to a good start with the best free wine tasting in Asheville.  This week, we’ll pour you some fabulous new finds that won’t break the bank.  We’ll start with a crisp, unoaked, and uncomplicated Chardonnay followed by a juicy and fruit forward Merlot.  We’ll finish with a smooth and full flavored Cabernet Sauvignon perfect for sipping with or without food.  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 Anterra Chardonnay (Sicily, Italy) – Anterra is the Italian word for “Old World” and refers to Italy’s ancient winemaking traditions.  This is simple, straightforward, and dry Chardonnay that is perfect for parties and casual sipping.  With no oak treatment on this one, it exhibits classic Chardonnay notes of apple, pear and citrus fruits.
Tasting Price: $6.29 on mixed 3-packs | $5.94 on mixed 6-packs | $5.59 on mixed cases

2. 2013 Anterra Merlot (Sicily, Italy) – Like Anterra’s Chardonnay, their Merlot is not hard to understand.  Boasting aromas and flavors of ripe cherry, plum and spice, this medium bodied and easy going red would work great with simple pasta dishes or comfort food staples barbecue or burgers.
Tasting Price: $6.29 on mixed 3-packs | $5.94 on mixed 6-packs | $5.59 on mixed cases

3. 2015 Santa Luz Cabernet Sauvignon “Alba” (Central Valley, Chile) – This easy drinking, fruit forward red is the perfect “Cocktail Cabernet.”  Not overly complex, heavy or tannic, it’s perfect with or without food. Bursting with juicy cherry, blackcurrant, and pepper notes, it finishes round, smooth, and velvety.  Stock up on this one for everyday drinking and large gatherings.
Tasting Price: $7.19 in mixed 3-packs | $6.79 in mixed 6-packs | $6.39 in mixed cases

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – Joe Wagner’s Boen Pinot Noir

Free on Friday’s Wine Tasting this Friday, September 9th from 4-7 p.m. featuring Joe Wagner’s new Boen Pinot Noir!!  Get your weekend off to a good start with the best free wine tasting in Asheville!  For fans of Belle Glos’ Dairyman Pinot Noir (also made by Joe Wagner), you don’t want to miss this one.  Joe has been a busy guy of late — he sold his Meiomi brand a little over a year ago for for upwards of $300 million, he launched a new Oregon Pinot Noir called Elouan (a big hit here), and he most recently launched his new Russian River Pinot Noir called Boen just a few months back.  We are the first ones to stock, sell and pour it in Asheville, and we invite you all out to try this mammoth Pinot Noir.  In addition, we’ll pour you a rich and snappy German Pinot Gris and a firm, structured, and value priced Red Bordeaux from the highly acclaimed 2012 vintage.  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 Villa Wolf Pinot Gris (Pfalz, Germany) – The warmer Pfalz region of Germany borders France’s Alsace to the west.  This aspect of the vineyards results in richer, fuller expressions of wine much like those found across the border.  Villa Wolf’s Pinot Gris offers up ample body and texture, a touch of spritz, and just a hint of sweetness. Flavors of ripe peach, pear, flowers and mineral permeate this incredible Pinot Gris value that reminds us of good Oregon Pinot Gris at a fraction of the price.
Tasting Price: $11.69 on mixed 3-packs | $11.04 on mixed 6-packs | $10.39 on mixed cases

2. 2015 Boen Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley, California) – For fans of any of the Belle Glos wines, you should make it a point to come by this Friday and taste Joe Wagner’s newest Pinot Noir.  Possessing many of the same extroverted, pleasure bent traits as his Belle Glos Pinots at a fraction of the price, this is the perfect drink for the wine hedonist in your life.  Full bodied, creamy in texture, and loaded with ripe and ready flavors of warm cherry, strawberry, vanilla, cocoa, and spice, this super smooth and rich red will make some heads spin.
Tasting Price: $26 on mixed 3-packs | $25.49 on mixed 6-packs | $23.99 on mixed cases


3. 2012 Chateau Recougne Bordeaux Superieur (Bordeaux, France) – Chateau Recougne is consistently one of the great Bordeaux values on the planet.  As Robert Parker says: “A winner from the Milhade family, Chateau Recougne has a reputation for lasting 20-30 years in the bottle in many vintages. I do not think the 2012 has that much staying power, but it over-delivers in body, richness, density and length. It is a shockingly good effort displaying a dark ruby color as well as abundant notes of earth, licorice and black currants, surprising body, richness and depth. A major sleeper of the vintage, it should drink well for 7-8 years.” – 88 points Robert Parker
Tasting Price: $13.49 on mixed 3-packs | $12.74 on mixed 6-packs | $11.99 on mixed cases

Wine Tasting to Benefit Alzheimer's Research

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – Go To Great Value Wines

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting on Friday, September 2nd from 4-7 p.m. featuring a trio of terrific, go to great value wines.  Get your weekend off to a good start with the best free wine tasting in Asheville.  This week, we’ll pour you some staff and customer favorites that taste like they cost a lot more.  We’ll start with the best value Pinot Grigio we’ve ever tried before we pour you a taste of stunning Chardonnay deal from South Africa.  We’ll finish up with a stellar, easy drinking Cabernet deal from sunny Sicily that will have you ready to head home and throw some steaks on the grill.  Join us as we continue to unearth some of the greatest wine values on the planet.  All you have to do is 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 Cramele Recas Dreambird Pinot Grigio (Viile Timisului, Romania) – Yep, it’s from Romania, and we’re not the only ones who think it’s super!  Wine Enthusiast gave it 87 points and said it offers up “a bouquet of lemon rind, white flowers and peach prepares the palate for crisp, clean flavors of white peach and apricot.”  At this price, stock up and enjoy this delicious, extreme value white wine all year.
Tasting Price: $6.29 on mixed 3-packs | $5.94 on mixed 6-packs | $5.59 on mixed cases

2. 2015 Man Family Wines “Padstal” Chardonnay (Western Cape, South Africa) – This is one of the best value brands in the world, and their Chardonnay is in seriously top form this vintage.  It offers up delicate oak notes along with notions of ripe tropical fruits, butterscotch, white florals and spice.  Rated 88 points by The Wine Advocate and 86 points by Wine Spectator, this is a terrific value in “grown up” Chardonnay.
Tasting Price: $8.99 on mixed 3-packs | $8.49 on mixed 6-packs | $7.99 on mixed cases


3. 2013 Stemmari Cabernet Sauvignon (Sicily, Italy) – What a great find in high quality, flavor packed, varietally correct Cab at less than $10!  The sunny and warm climate of Sicily is perfectly suited to yielding nicely ripened Cabernet Sauvignon, and the folks at Stemmari have achieved just that.  Displaying ripe notes of red and dark berries, a smooth and supple texture, pepper and a touch of vanilla, this is a real crowd pleaser!
Tasting Price: $8.99 on mixed 3-packs | $8.49 on mixed 6-packs | $7.99 on mixed cases

Coastal Wines

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – Coastal Wines

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting on Friday, August 12th from 2-7 p.m. featuring some ocean and sea influenced coastal wines!  Get your weekend off to a good start with the best free wine tasting in Asheville.  This week, we’ll pour some great wines from various coastal regions of the world. Vineyards located closer to water tend to benefit from the cooling influence of the ocean and the sea.  Many of these regions can experience dramatic temperature variations between day and night and it is under these conditions that grapes ripen ideally.  We’ll start with a zesty and refreshing Vinho Verde from Portugal followed by refreshing dry rose from Southern France.  We’ll top it all of with a super California Pinot Noir value made with grapes grown along California’s Pacific Coast.  Sound good?  Stop by, taste, learn and save big 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. 2015 Las Lilas Vinho Verde (Vinho Verde, Portugal)Vinho Verde is one of the ultimate summer wines, and it is ideal for sipping on the beach or poolside.  Light, low in alcohol, and with just a bit of spritz, this version from Northwestern Portugal is a beauty.  Ripe citrus, apple, and white flower nuances galore!
Tasting Price: $8.99 in mixed 3-packs | $8.49 in mixed six packs | $7.99 in mixed cases

2. 2014 Domaine Sainte Lucie “MIP” Rose (Provence, France) – The “MIP” in the name means “Made in Provence,” and this is the Mediterranean region where some of the world’s greatest roses are produced.  This one, a blend of Cinsault, Syrah and Grenache offers up an intoxicating bouquet of floral edged strawberry, watermelon, white peach and Provenacal herbs.  Completely dry, but almost creamy in texture, this is a real crowd pleaser!
Tasting Price: $19.79/bottle | $18.69 in a mixed six pack | $17.59 in a mixed case


3. 2014 Rickshaw Pinot Noir (Various Regions, California) – From the boys at Banshee, Rickshaw is their more easy-going and affordable Pinot Noir. Grapes are sourced from vineyards along California’s Sonoma Coast and Central Coast and the resulting wine is absolutely delicious.  Medium bodied, silky smooth and flowing with notes of red fruits, earth, and spice, it makes for a great cocktail wine.
Tasting Price: $14.39 on mixed 3-packs | $13.49 on mixed 6-packs | $12.79 on mixed cases

Wonderful White Wines - Free Wine Tasting in Asheville, NC

Try Three For Free Wine Tasting – Wonderful White Wines

Try Three For Free Wine Tasting this Saturday, August 6th from 2-5 p.m. showcasing some wonderful white wines from all corners of the globe!  In case you didn’t know, all of the members of Team Table Wine consume copious amounts of white wine, especially during the hot summer months.  Join us for a free wine tasting where you’ll get to sample some of your favorite wine guys’ favorite white wines.  We’ll start with the new vintage of an all time favorite, best selling white wine (Josh’s pick) before we pour you a splash of a South African classic (Dave’s fave).  Finally, we’ll finish up with one of the best German Riesling values on the planet (Ben’s go-to).  All you have to do is stop by, taste, learn, and save big.  We’ll see you this Saturday!

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. 2015 Michel Gassier Cercius Blanc (Rhone Valley, France) – The new vintage of an all time favorite is back and it’s delicious.  A blend of mainly Grenache Blanc with a just a dab of Sauvignon Blanc fermented in stainless steel and concrete, this is a white wine for all palates.  With medium body, great texture, and rich notes of golden apple, white peach, and gentle spice, this is a great alternative to Chardonnay or Pinot Gris, and you can’t beat the price.
Tasting Price: $13.49/bottle in mixed 3-packs | $12.74 in mixed 6-packs | $11.99 in mixed cases

2. 2014 Cederberg Chenin Blanc (Cederberg, South Africa) – South Africa does Chenin Blanc really well, and this isolated family farm in the Cederberg Mountain Range in South Africa’s Western Cape is proof of that.  Fermented dry in stainless steel, it offers up lovely notes of pear, grapefruit and melon.  The texture on this is also phenomenal — almost creamy in the mouth, but with refreshing acidity, it’s another great wine for a variety of palates.
Tasting Price: $13.49/bottle in mixed 3-packs | $12.74 in mixed 6-packs | $11.99 in mixed cases

3. 2014 Dr. L Riesling (Mosel, Germany) – Ernst Loosen is one of Germany’s qualitative leaders, and his entry level Riesling is a great introduction to classic, Mosel-styled Riesling.  Off-dry and possessing wonderful, zesty acidity, it flows with juicy notes of peach, green apple and citrus.  Try this with spicy Thai or Indian cuisine and call it a night!
Tasting Price: $11.69/bottle in mixed 3-packs | $11.04 in mixed 6-packs | $10.39 in mixed cases

Free Wine Tasting - Sauvignon Blanc Showdown

Sauvignon Blanc Showdown

Free on Fridays Wine Tasting this Friday, July 15th from 2-7 p.m. — It’s a Sauvignon Blanc Showdown for this Friday’s free tasting!  Stop by and get your weekend off to a good start with one of the best free wine tastings in Asheville.  With the dog days of summer upon us, there’s nothing quite like a good glass of super crisp, tart and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc to cool off.  Our friend and sales rep Ryan Brazell of Proof Wine and Spirits will join us to pour a trio of Sauvignon Blancs including two from France’s Loire Valley and another from one of our favorite new California producers.  This is a great opportunity to sample and learn about the diversity of styles of Sauvignon Blanc out there — trust us, they don’t all taste the same!  Stop by, taste, learn and save 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. 2015 Domaine Thomas-Labaille Sancerre “L’Authentique” (Loire Valley, France) – Sancerre is France’s most famous region for Sauvignon Blanc, and this family run domaine owns some of the best and oldest vineyards in Chavignol, one of the key villages in Sancerre.  This is prototype Sancerre — crisp, concentrated and minerally, yet restrained and elegant.  Yum!
Tasting Price: $23.39/bottle | $22.09 in mixed six packs | $20.79 in mixed cases

2. 2014 Smith Story Wine Cellars Sauvignon Blanc (Sonoma County, California) – This is destined to become one of California’s benchmark Sauvignon Blancs.   Antonio Galloni says it “is made in a fresh, reductive style that shows the brighter, stonier side of Sauvignon. Even with all of its freshness, the Sauvignon shows plenty of depth and an attractive element of phenolic weight that adds complexity.”  We agree wholeheartedly!  Vinous Media 89 points
Tasting Price: $22.49 on mixed 3-packs | $21.24 on mixed 6-packs | $19.99 on mixed cases

3. 2015 Domaine Ricard Touraine Blanc “Le Petiot” (Loire Valley, France) – Mark our words, Vincent Ricard is a legend in the making, and he’s currently making some of the best and most intriguing Sauvignon Blancs in the Touraine AOC.  His entry level “Le Petiot” bottling is comprised entirely of Sauvignon Blanc from hand harvested, 40 year old vines.  Bright, refreshing, and possessing rich, exotic and exuberant tropical fruit, herb, and mineral notes, this is a terrific value in Sauvignon Blanc.
Tasting Price: $15.29 on mixed 3-packs | $14.44 on mixed 6-packs | $13.59 on mixed cases