Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting - Table Wine - Asheville, North Carolina

545 Wine Tasting - Try 5 Wines for $5 - Friday, February 1 at Table Wine

Cool nights and red wines go together like Beyonce and Jay Z, and we’ll have five of them to share with you this Friday. You’ll surely be able to find at least one that you like! Let’s try this again as we got “iced out” last week. Funny enough, the forecast is looking crazy again this week, but it looks like the nasty weather will be out of here by Friday, leaving us with cool weather yet again. As I said last week, it’s gonna’ be chilly, and there’s nothing better than drinking a hearty and healthy red wine with food, friends or fires this time of year.

The Wines
Prices range from $14 to $26

1. 2011 Domaine Amido Cotes du Rhone
We’re anticipating that this will become a new customer favorite. Brand new to the store, it is a Grenache-heavy crowd pleaser.

2. 2010 Bielsa Garnacha Vinas Viejas
From a 40 year old vineyard that looks an awful lot like one you would find in Chateauneuf du Pape (this one’s in Spain), this is glorious Garnacha.

3. 2009 Le Rote Chianti Colli Senesi
This tastes shares many characteristics of a Chianti Classico Riserva, but sells for half the price. Drink now or cellar for up to 10 years.

4. 2011 Locations F-1 Red Blend
Dave Phinney (Orin Swift) winemaker is up to his old tricks again, this time in France with a Grenache, Syrah, Cab and Merlot blend. Tastes like a juiced up Cotes du Rhone meets Bordeaux.

5. 2010 Montepeloso A Quo Red Blend
From one of Tuscany’s rising stars this unique blend of Montepulciano, Cab, Sangiovese, Marselan and Alicante is a tooth stainer for sure!