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Syrah Wine Tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina.

Perfectly Aged Syrah and Others – Try Three for Free Wine Tasting

Saturday, July 15 from 2-5 p.m. – If you’ve never tried a perfectly aged Syrah, this is your chance!  The 2003 Cougar Crest Syrah is a feast for the senses and we’re going to pour it for you along with two other Syrah based wines this Saturday.  Trust me, you don’t want to miss this tasting!

Some call it Syrah, some call it Shiraz, but whatever you want to call it, it’s one of the most distinct and noble of all red varietals.  Typically referred to as Syrah in the Northern Hemisphere and Shiraz in the Southern Hemisphere, the grape yields a variety of styles of wine.  From lovely dry rosés and jammy fruit bombs to savory, complex reds, this is a grape that can’t be pigeonholed.  Join us for a Syrah adventure where we’ll pour you a diverse lineup of wines. Up first, it’s the lovely Le Petit Diable Rosé from France’s Provence region — dry, crisp, and aromatic, this is one of our top selling pink wines this summer. Up next, the Jam Jar Shiraz is an ever-so-slightly sweet red wine from South Africa — loaded with ripe and jammy berry notes, it’s just off-dry and perfect red for bbq.  The top wine of the tasting is the sensational 2003 Cougar Crest, a wine that truly shows the savory, spicy, complex side of Syrah.  Words don’t do it justice — stop by and taste it.  You won’t be disappointed!

All of the featured tasting wines are on sale the day of the tasting: take 10% off if you mix any 3, 15% off if you mix any 6, or 20% off if you mix any 12.

1. 2016 Le Petit Diable Cotes de Provence Rosé (Provence, France) – This one comes to us from the same folks who made the MIP rosé, a top seller last summer.  A classic blend of Syrah, Cinsault and Grenache, it is light, delicate, aromatic and oh-so easy to drink on warm summer days.
Tasting Price: $14.39 in mixed 3-packs | $13.59 in mixed 6-packs | $12.79 in mixed cases

2. 2015 Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz (Western Cape, South Africa) – At 12.5% alcohol, this one is really just gently sweet.  It’s more about fresh, ripe, and overt fruit flavors, and I find it quite delicious.  Blueberry, dark cherry and dark chocolate notes flow through this fun and easy drinking red from South Africa.
Tasting Price: $10.89 in mixed 3-packs | $10.19 in mixed 6-packs | $9.59 in mixed cases

2. 2003 Cougar Crest Syrah (Columbia Valley, Washington) – Like Cougar Crest’s 2003 Merlot (which we poured yesterday), this is an incredible deal in pre-aged red wine.  In case you didn’t know, Syrah does wonderful things in Washington State, and this one is proof positive.  Showing the more secondary and savory notes that Syrah develops with time (spice, smoked meat, dried fruit) this one is still fully kicking. Lush in texture, intense in flavor, and the perfect accompaniment to grilled lamb, you’re gonna’ love it!
Tasting Price: $22.49 in mixed 3-packs | $21.24 in mixed 6-packs | $19.99 in mixed cases

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

 

Perfectly aged red wines tasting at Table Wine in Asheville, North Carolina

Perfectly Aged Red Wines – Try 3 For Free Wine Tasting

Saturday, June 17th from 2-5 p.m. – Want to try some perfectly aged red wines that won’t break the bank?  Stop by the store this Saturday to sample a trio of rare treats.  We’ll carefully pull the corks on three 10+ year old red wines, and you will experience firsthand why some choose to age their wines.  I’m talking about mature, super complex aromas and flavors as well as round and supple textures. Supplies are limited on all of these. It’s going to be fun.  Stop by!

So where did you find these perfectly aged red wines Josh?  Occasionally, our distributors discover older wines in their warehouses while doing inventory. Most of them taste…………well, old and not so good.  However, some of them taste marvelous!  They’ve benefited from the aging process and the wines are absolutely glorious.  I found three such wines just this past week, and we’re going to open them for you this Saturday to try.  Up first, it’s the 2001 Rosemount Mountain Blue Red Blend.  At one time, this was the jewel in the crown of Rosemount’s premium offerings.  Wait until you taste it!  After that, its the 2003 Cougar Crest Merlot from Washington’s Walla Walla Valley.  Rated 90 points upon release with a suggested retail of $35, this one is in a great spot right now and my pick for the perfect filet mignon red.  To finish, the 2005 Cougar Crest Syrah is fabulous!  Flowing with sumptuous aromas and flavors of dark fruit, smoked meat, and complex spice, it is simply awesome.

The Wines
I am offering some very aggressive discounts on these wines — these will move out fast!  Please note that the heightened discounts only apply to the tasting wines.

1. 2001 Rosemount Mountain Blue Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon (Mudgee, Australia) – A blend of roughly 80% Shiraz and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, this red is really peaking right now.  Aromas of peppered meat, smoke, dried blackberry lead into a palate of savory fruit, spice and herb.  Drink this one, ideally with lamb, in the next year.  When released, this wine was $50/bottle.  Check out our price!
Regular Price: $29.99/bottle
Special Tasting Price: $26.99/bottle (10% off) | $23.99 in mixed 6-packs (20% off) | $22.49 in mixed cases (25% off)

2. 2003 Cougar Crest Merlot (Walla Walla Valley, Washington): This one really surprised me.  I thought the estate’s Cabernet Sauvignon would be the hit, but it was actually my least favorite.  This one is holding up just fine — offering up plush notes of plum, milk chocolate, green olive and anise, the texture is as smooth as silk.  When released, this wine was $35/bottle.
Regular Price: $24.99/bottle
Tasting Price: $22.49/bottle (10% off) | $19.99 in mixed six packs (20% off) | $18.74 in mixed cases (25% off)

3. 2003 Cougar Crest Syrah (Walla Walla Valley, Washington) – As I said, this one was my favorite of the three by just a hair.  Syrah does incredible things if aged properly, and this one has developed nicely.  Still ripe and not showing much fading of color, it is a wine I could literally smell all day.  Savory notes of black olive, smoked meat and pepper align with ripe notes of dark berries.  Like lamb?  Here’s your wine!  Originally released at $35/bottle.
Regular Price: $24.99/bottle
Tasting Price: $22.49/bottle (10% off) | $19.99 in mixed six packs (20% off) | $18.74 in mixed cases (25% off)

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