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Whiplash, Domaine Chanson, Focus Group, French Tasting, CHENIN, Grenache Blanc, Bubbles and Truffles, How to Hold a Grudge,

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     Brilliant ruby red in color, the 2015 Whiplash Zinfandel boasts aromas of dark cherries,
boysenberry, plum and blueberry. Layers of juicy red berries explode
on the palate. Mild hints of toasted oak lengthen the finish but don’t overwhelm the fruit. Soft tannins and a hint of sweetness lead to a rich, delightful finish on the palate.
Treat yourself to a glass of Zinfandel with a chocolate lava cake.

Internet Competitive at $14.99


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Domaine Chanson
Burgundy wine Pairing Dinner with Chef Peter Crockett
at Isa's Bistrot with MetroWines

Tuesday, February 19th
Call Isa's Bistrot at (828) 575-9636


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No Reservation Required!


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Winemaker Says: Sun-lit Ectoplasm color. Beautifully balanced aromas
of Anjou pear, Meyer lemon, spiced apple and almond cookies followed
by a striking palate of cardamom and Key Lime pie.

"Unavailable" on most .coms!
(Some wineries are saying thanks but no thanks
to being plastered all over shipping sites with inferior wines!)

$23 and on the shelf @MetroWines!

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2016 Casino Mine Ranch Grenache Blanc, $24
From The Shenandoah Valley, Estate Grown in Amador County
*** Only 311 Cases Made ***

Our inaugural release, this wine is whole-cluster pressed,
fermented in neutral French oak with extended bâtonnage and aged
for fourteen months. With a pale lemon hue flecked with gold, aromas of Acacia,
wet gravel, and stone fruits; this wine is rich, yet focused with balanced acidity
and layers of yellow apples, citrus and anise on the palate.


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"Bubbles and Chocolate Truffles"
So Good. So Fun. So What You are Worth!
Thursday, February 7th from 5:30 to 6:30
@Metro Wines

New Sparkling Wines Paired with Local Chocolates
Presentation by Juniper Cooper of Mutual Distribution
Information and Tickets here:




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This might Be a Good Time to Mention a Suggestion
from The MetroWines Book Department

"How to Hold a Grudge" by Sophie Hannah

The Wall Street Journal review of the book caught my angry eye.
Starts Like this:

    I’m guessing Sophie Hannah had a moment—one that came
after reading a few too many self-help books on mindfulness, compassion, connection to all living creatures and nonattachment to negative thoughts.
And in that moment she said to herself,
“Oh, for God’s sake.”
Entire Review Here: https://www.wsj.com/articles/

Call Malaprops for the Book
Your "Read it With Wine" is "RingBolt" @MetroWines

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Winemaker Says:
Dark crimson in color, Ringbolt opens with classical Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon fresh varietal notes of bright berry fruits, briar and sea spray, followed by wafts of chocolate and mocha, finishing with subtle spiced oak aromas. Medium to full-bodied palate shows cherry and satsuma plum characters leading to a fruit-sweet mid palate of chocolate and mocha, finishing with defined tannins.
Wine Spectator: 90 Points
Juicy blackberry and plum flavors are vibrant up front, with Earl Grey tea, cedar, rosemary and licorice notes that are stretched tight across a firm frame. The tannins provide some appealing traction on the finish. Drink now through 2028.
Wine Enthusiast: 90 Points
Rich but with a little more restraint than the previous vintage, this wine offers up comforting aromas of chocolate tart, red and black currants and dried eucalyptus leaves, backed by a warm stone and earthy spine. It's full bodied with grainy tannins and a stony graphite finish.
Sold Out at Gary's and Wine.com.
But when in stock, RingBolt was $19.99!
*** $16.99 @MetroWines *** 
Buy 6 and get 10% off or 15% on a case.


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