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cheersLocated in the heart of the beautiful Montford District of Asheville, North Carolina, the Black Walnut Bed & Breakfast Inn is a wonderful place to find respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The Montford Historic District is just north of downtown and is part of the National Register, with over 600 buildings built between 1890 and 1920. 

The Montford Park Players is famous for presenting free theater in the park all summer long.  Many of the houses in Montford were designed by Richard Sharp Smith, who was the supervising Architect at the Biltmore House. Also in Montford is the Riverside Cemetery, which holds the final resting place for famous authors O. Henry and Thomas Wolfe.

Where You Can Find Sassicaia Wine Near the Black Walnut Bed & Breakfast Asheville, NC

The Black Walnut Bed and Breakfast offers a perfect stay in one of eight unique rooms and delicious made from scratch breakfast. This 1899 home is fully renovated to match the beauty of its history. Each room is beautifully decorated and has on-site parking. 

If you are looking for fine wine to enjoy that matches this fine establishment, then look no further than the elusive Sassicaia.

What Is Sassicaia?

Dating back to the 1920s, the Marchese Mario Incisa Della Rocchetta had been dreaming up what would eventually become what we know as Sassicaia. Sassicaia is the flagship Bordeaux-style wine produced by winemaker Tenuta San Guido in the Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC in Toscana, Italy. 

This exquisite wine is made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and blended with a small amount of Cabernet Franc. Sassicaia has found itself as a world-famous wine that helped create the “Super Tuscan” Category that would eventually change Italian labeling laws forever.

Flavor and Pairings

Sassicaia is a complex wine that goes with rich dishes like roasted lamb, thick pasta, or risotto. Its flavor notes include:

  • Spice
  • Black Currant Aroma
  • Black Fruit
  • Mint aftertaste

Feeling thirsty yet? Metro Wines carries fine hard-to-find wines such as Sassicaia and more. Metro Wines has a broad wine selection, with a focus on matching the right wine to any dish or event. Our wine consultants are available at all times to answer your questions, give pairing recommendations, and work with your caterer or event planner. 

We also provide Wine Classes, weekly tastings, and social gatherings throughout the month. On our website, you may find our event calendar, weekly tastings, and special events.