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Kermit Lynch Wine Tasting Asheville North Carolina.

Kermit Lynch Value Wines – Free On Fridays Wine Tasting

Friday, October 13th from 4-7pm – Join us as we pour some top values from the legendary Kermit Lynch import portfolio  All European wines, all under $15/bottle, all made with lots of TLC!

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again.  Thank the wine gods for Kermit Lynch!  This man has quite possibly turned more American wine palates on to small grower/producer European wines than any other.  His import portfolio is vast, and includes some of the greatest names in French and Italian wine, but we’re going to focus on some of his more humble wines and producers for this tasting.  Stop by to sample wines like Italian Verdicchio along with some tasty red blends from both France and Italy.  It’s gonna’ be fun, it’s gonna’ be delicious, and we’ll have the wines at the best prices in the country.  Stop by, taste, learn, and save every Friday at Table Wine.

All of the featured tasting wines are being offered at 20% off by the bottle!  All sales must be tendered by the end of business on Friday unless other arrangements are made.  Email us at josh@tablewineasheville.com with questions. 

1. 2016 Aziena Santa Barbara Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi (Marche, Italy) – On Italy’s less traveled Adriatic coast, in between Emilia-Romagna and Abruzzo, the Marche is the home of the Verdicchio grape. This one is vibrantly fresh and crisp and makes a wonderful accompaniment to seafood.
Special Tasting Price: $10.39/bottle

2. 2015 Kermit Lynch Languedoc (Languedoc, France) – Over forty years of doing business in France and Italy have given Kermit Lynch a level of expertise that few in the wine industry can boast.  Every year, Kermit enjoys a creative collaboration with some growers to find the best of their selections. Together, they work towards creating a final blend that showcases the region in all its glory at a price point that is difficult to match.  This classic Languedoc blend of Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, and Cinsault is one of his finest!
Special Tasting Price: $11.19/bottle

3. 2015 Cantine Elvio Tintero Vino Rosso (Piemonte, Italy) – Talk about an awesome pizza/pasta, Italian red table wine!  A stainless steel fermented blend of Barbera, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo, and Cabernet Sauvignon, this one is fresh with red fruits and spice, yet nicely rounded and juicy.  Outstanding bottle at a great price!
Special Tasting Price: $10.39/bottle

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator at Table Wine
828.505.8588
josh@tablewineasheville.com

Elvio Tintero Barbaresco

Rocking Barbaresco – Under $30: 2011 Cantine Elvio Tintero Barbaresco

Red Wine of the Week: The best Barbaresco value I’ve ever encountered, the 2011 Cantine Elivo Tintero Barbaresco is delicious now, but you could easily cellar this for ten years or more and be rewarded for your patience.  

“The 2011 Barbarescos have turned out beautifully. Racy and pliant, the best 2011s are gorgeous and will drink well early.” – Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

The wines from all-start importer Kermit Lynch have become such an integral part of our European wine selections. The guy just doesn’t pick bad wines.  When our rep told me he was coming to the store with a Barbaresco that we could retail for less than $30, I was skeptical…………..until he told me it was a Lynch wine.  Let’s just say I was not disappointed by what I tasted, and I promptly bought every bottle he would sell me.

The 2011 Cantine Elvio Tintero Barbaresco is a rarity to say the least.  Most entry level Barbarescos start at $40 a bottle, and many of those can be mediocre at best.  This is wine from a great vintage, from a great estate with lots of experience under their belt, and from vines that average 30+ years of age.

This is real-deal Barbaresco at a Langhe Nebbiolo price, and we’re so happy with the deal we got that we’re going to pass that deal on to you.  Thus, I’m happy offer Tintero’s 2011 Barbaresco at $29.99 on bottles, $26.99 in 6-packs, $25.49 by the case.  The regular, everyday price on the wine is $29.99/bottle and that’s already a great deal.

Tintero’s 2011 Barbaresco is a wine that really gives you a sense of what Nebbiolo from Barbaresco is all about.  The aromas are sensual, complex, and classic with a nice mix of red fruit, violet, tar, and damp earth. On the palate, there’s the expected amount of tension (tannin and acidity) that is common with Nebbiolo, but there’s a lovely ripeness to the wine that makes this a very pleasurable wine right out of the bottle.  Ripe cherry, raspberry, rose petal and violet, and earthy spice are all present in this medium to full bodied red, and the finish is easily 30+ seconds long.

The ugly side to this very pretty picture is the quantities.  This is a very small production wine and only about 200 cases made their way into the United States.  Obviously, I wasn’t the only buyer in the states to take a liking to this one.  Thus, we’ve only got 7 cases to sell and the sale period runs from Wednesday, April 29th to Tuesday, May 12th.

To order, reply to josh@tablewineasheville.com or call the store at (828) 505-8588.

Josh Spurling
Owner/Operator/Wine Buyer
Table Wine