Table Wine Asheville - Holiday Wine Tasting

Free Wine Tasting: Deconstructing Cabernet Sauvignon

Join us this Saturday, December 28th anytime between 2 and 5 p.m. for our weekly free wine tasting. This week, we’ll be “deconstructing” Cabernet Sauvignon……..if you’re confused, don’t worry, just stay with me here. Who knew that Cabernet Sauvignon was the offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc? Anyone, anyone? It’s true, and this Saturday, we’re going to break Cabernet Sauvignon down and put it back together again. We’ll start by tasting the two “parent grapes” separately, and we’ll finish with a couple of pure Cabernet Sauvignons. Through this tasting, you’ll recognize that Cabernet Sauvignon shares similar aromas and flavors with both of its parent grapes — such as the black currant and tobacco leaf notes of Cabernet Franc and the grassy, sometimes bell pepper notes of Sauvignon Blanc.

It’s gonna’ be fun, it’s gonna’ be informative, and it’s gonna’ be delicious. Always be tasting, always be learning, and always be empowering yourself when it comes to wine. That’s our motto and our philosophy at Table Wine, and we invite you to make it yours as well! See you Saturday.

The Wines
10% off by the bottle, 15% off if you mix any six tasting wines

1. 2012 Ancient Peaks Sauvignon Blanc (Paso Robles, California)
This one brims with those “wild green” notes discussed above……bell pepper, gooseberry, asparagus, chive and fresh cut grass.

2. 2012 Chateau Fouquet Saumur Champigny (Loire Valley, France)
A gorgeous, boisterous Cab Franc from Asheville’s sister city in France. Kermit Lynch calls a wine like this “Bordeaux Nouveau” and we think that’s a very apt description.

3. 2012 Altosur Cabernet Sauvignon (Mendoza, Argentina)
This overachiever from Mendoza, Argentina is a perfect introduction to the classic flavors of Cabernet Sauvignon.

4. 2011 Trim Cabernet Sauvignon (North Coast, California)
Trim blends Cabernet Sauvignon with a fairly healthy dose of Merlot to create a rich and seamless wine. Crafted by Napa Valley veteran vigneron Ray Signorello, it is a tremendous value in high quality, small batch, California red wine.