Friday Wine Down – Asheville Wine Lovers Unite

Friday, April 4th, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. — $5/person…..Free for Grape Nuts — We’ll be joined by the super knowledgeable and friendly Richard McKinney from Tryon Distributing for the second week in a row; we had so much fun pouring and selling his wines last week end that we figured it couldn’t hurt to have him back for an encore.  He stopped by Wednesday with over 15 wines to try and we picked the top five to pour for this tasting.  It’s going to be an “All California Affair,” with a great mix of good values along with some “special occasion” bottles.  It’s a great lineup, and it’s always a great time.  Stop by, “wine down” your week, and get your week end off to a good start.

The Wines
All tasting wines are 10% off by the bottle or 15% off if you purchase any six of them

1. 2012 Peirano Estate Chardonnay
(Lodi, California)

2. 2012 Peirano Estate “Immortal Zin”
(Lodi, California) 

3. 2012 Neyers Sage Canyon Red Blend
Awesome wine that blends old vine Carignane with Mourvedre, Grenache and Syrah.  91 points Wine Spectator!
(Various Regions, California) 

4. NV Marietta Old Vine Lot 61
(Mendocino, California) 

5. 2011 Marietta Petite Sirah
Get ready for a palate smackdown with this one.  It’s huge, powerful, strapping red wine!
(Sonoma County, California)

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