South Asheville’s Best Free Wine Tasting

What a simple premise – try wines before you buy them!That is one of the many value-added services we offer here at Table Wine that you won’t get at the grocery store or big box store.  Come in, taste wines, ask questions, and give us your feedback.  It’s simple, it’s fun, it’s educational… can you lose?

Here is what we’ll be sampling this Saturday, September 1 from 2 to 5 p.m. 

1. 2011 Boekenhoutskloof Wolftrap White – Here is a very aromatically pleasing white wine that blends Viognier with Chenin Blanc and Grenache Blanc.  A peachy and floral nose leads into a fresh, dry and fruity palate of peach, apricot and delicate spice.

2. 2011 Luberri Rioja “Olregi” – This is one of our new favorites!  100% Tempranillo fermented entirely in stainless steel, it is juicy, soft and rich with flavors of ripe black cherry, raspberry, spices and flowers.  In our humble opinions, it looks and tastes like a much more expensive wine.

3. 2010 Ercavio Tempranillo Roble – This should offer a nice contrast to wine #2.  Both of the wines are Tempranillos, but this one comes from the lower altitude, warmer region of La Mancha.  The resulting wines is darker, fuller and more in your face.  Cedar, pepper, chocolate, and blackberry make up the bouquet of this dense, plush, concentrated red that over-delivers in a big way.

4. 2009 Domaine la Bastide Corbieres – Guilhem Durand, owner and winemaker at Chateau la Bastide, has been making some of southern France’s top red wine values for a long time now.  His Corbieres blends 80% Syrah with 20% Grenache.  Scents of cassis and dark cherry lead into a spicy palate of lush and complex palate of dark berries, pepper and herbs.

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