The weather is cooling down, the leaves are starting to change colors, and that can mean only one thing. It’s time for our Annual Top Fall Reds Wine Tasting. Not a fan of reds? No worries, as we’re also pouring that top Chardonnay deal of the year! Click here to read about that one.
Asheville’s Best Free Wine Tasting – Just stop by – we’ve got plenty of free parking!
Autumn weather calls for a particular breed of red wine, and we’re here to help! Join us as we pull the corks on some awesome, seasonal reds that will keep you warm at night and that will pair perfectly with your heartier fall dinners. From delicious Cru Beaujolais and Spanish Rioja to lavish Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, we’ve got you covered. And please note that we’re pulling the corks on some rather nice, higher end wines. Trust me, you’re going to want to be here for this one. Taste, learn, save every Saturday at Table Wine.
All of the featured tasting wines are 20% off by the bottle on tasting day only.
1. 2013 Stephane Aviron Fleurie “Domaine de la Madriere” Vieille Vignes (Beaujolais, France) – This is a really special treat from artisan winemaker Stephane Aviron. It truly showcases the aging potential of old vine Gamay — as these wines age, they show a Burgundy-like sophistication, and this one is clicking on all cylinders. Showing silky, spice-infused red fruit notes, this one loves roast chicken, salmon, and root veggies.
2. 2012 La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Reserva (Rioja, Spain) – One of the all-time great values in traditional Rioja, the new vintage of Vina Alberdi is spectacular. Composed entirely of Tempranillo, the wine was aged for 2 years in American oak and another year in bottle before release. “This is a very classic Rioja with dried fruit and hints of vanilla. Lots of plums and red fruit. Full-bodied, round and juicy. Exotic and beautiful. Very pretty 2012.” – James Suckling – 92 points
3. 2016 Fortune 1621 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley, California) – Talk about an incredible find in high level, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Crafted by Brian Mox, former winemaker at Lewis, Laird, and Etude, this certainly shows the high quality of the warm, dry and sunny 2016 vintage. Layered, rich, ripe and full, this one exudes classic notes of dark cherry, blackcurrant, cedar, and spice box. Performing like a $50+ Cab, but coming to you at just over $30, you’re gonna’ love it!