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Real Deal, Touraine, Portuguese, Merlot, SB Class, Kemiji, Black Cabra,


Making a REALLY REALLY Big Deal of It!
H. Mynors 2014 Old Vine Zinfandel Cuvee
Sourced from Sonoma, Amador and Lodi

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Winery Tasting Notes: Our H. Mynors Zinfandel is deep ruby in color
and displays aromas of bright fruit, blueberry, raspberry and vanilla.
On the palate, the bold rich flavors of red fruit, currants, black pepper
and oak spices provide a mouthwatering experience.
The round soft tannins and sweet oak balance leading to a long finish.

Vinted and Bottled by Sean Minor $14.99
$19.99 at wine.com and currently unavailable.
$17.99 at winedeals.com 
(some deal! just sayin')

How can we have this bottle at this price you ask?
well, the distributor double ordered. needs the shelf space.
We got a good price. YOU get a good price.

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2017 Le Petiot Touraine, $15.99
John Kerr of The Asheville School of Wine says:
"This wine is like Sancere for half the price."

Very old vines (the oldest being planted in 1947!) and tiny yields
are the source of this extracted, vibrant Sauvignon Blanc from vineyards
on the southern bank of the Cher River in the Loire Valley.
Better than most Sancerre, twice its price, Le Petiot has a great depth of flavor
and a viscous, satin-like texture. The finish is persistently fruity with a good dose
of minerality. Pair with all types of seafood and goat cheese.

Sold out online! 
Shop LocalLY and get what you came for!

Step Outside Your Comfort Zone
ChaoRijo Vinho Regional Lisbon Blanco
Jose Pastor Selection

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   The name Chão Rijo means “hard soil” in Portuguese refering to the claycalcareous soils on which the native Malvasia, Galego Dourado, Jampal, and Fernão Pires grapes grow. These vineyards are located less than 6 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, producing wines low in alcohol, high in acidity, with delicate floral aromatics and saline notes. Grapes were harvested the first week of October, 100% destemmed and given 2 hours of skin contact, then wild yeast fermented and raised in vat for 8 months on the lees. The result is a vibrant white wine that truly expresses its Atlantic coast origin, with bright fruit, lively acidity, and seaside salinity. Pair it with your favorite seafood dishes, grilled vegetables, or herb-roasted poultry.

Only 300 Cases. $17.99 @MetroWines.
NOT all over the internet.
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You know how it feels when an airliner lands and pulls reverse thrust?
It was just like that. You could feel it.
Once introduced to the world of Merlot, participants in the class last week

Merlot is BACK. At least @MetroWines.
We finally kicked "Sideways" to the side!

Andy Hale Tells the Story of Victory!

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Next Maligned Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
You might be saying what? Everybody likes Sauvignon Blanc!
(Don't hate me ALERT)
Not so. I am admitting, I don't like all, nay, most bottles of Sauvignon Blanc (SB).
It could be the grape but It is probably the country of origin and the style.

So, for those of you that think you don't like SB, try a different country or style.
And for those of you who do like SB, step outside your usual zone
to experience the many different styles to which this grape lends itself.

Tuesday, April 16th from 5:30 to 6:30
with Andy Hale, Director of The Asheville School of wine
and Juniper Cooper from Mutual Distribution
Call:(828) 575-9525

or online: https://metrowinesasheville.com/store/product/

*** Please note that we cannot offer Refunds ***

Wine Note: We will be pouring Groth (California) SB.
Groth is the first winery to receive 100 Points from Robert Parker.

About the Master
Emmanuel Kemiji
Another kind of, sort of accidental winemaker!

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As reported by Gina Trippi and John Kerr
on The Wine Dinner at Vivian




Black Cabra Malbec 2018
Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina

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Michele D'Aprix
Much Maligned Grape: Sauvignon Blanc