xarell.lo, Valpolicella, Lustau Fino, Wild Thing Zin, Paroles de Femme, Rose' Tasting, Paola Ferraro Cocktail Party, Case Club, French Twist, Pinotage, Big Night, Ciao Asheville!
"Produced with Xarello grapes grown in the Can Sumoi property, the 2017 Xarel.lo had an intense nose of fennel, aniseed and other Mediterranean herbs, with some balsamic and waxy apple aromas, still very young and undeveloped, with an electric and clean palate. It's clear and was filtered before bottling, but no additives or sulfur were added. The palate revealed a lot of acidity and a very tasty, almost salty finish. There are some 20,000 bottles of this. It was bottled in January 2018. The wine is clean and harmonious, it didn't seem to have suffered from the bottling."
92 Points fromWine Enthusiast
A wonderful, deep blackberry-jam aroma and equally expressive fruit flavors on the palate give this wine a lot of enjoyment. This feels full and firm, with tones of blackberry, boysenberry, baking spice and dash of oaky complexity from 35% new barrels.
"Aromas of black cherry, plum and raspberry fruit combine with a beautiful hint
of vanilla-oak loveliness, smoothly textured palate, very creamy and round, the finish is long and has lush jammy fruit — this wine is dangerously good!
Remember – you are what you drink …."
From Carol Shelton: THE QUEEN OF ZINFANDEL
Carol Shelton has been Mastering the Zen of Zin since 1978. Focusing mostly on her favorite varietal, Carol is a guru of single vineyard Zinfandel. California has been home to world class Zin for over a century, making it the benchmark varietal of American wine. Carol & Mitch Mackenzie, her husband and business partner, sought out exceptional California vineyards including Dry Creek Valley, Rockpile, Russian River Valley, Mendocino, and the Cucamonga Valley of Southern California. Many of her vineyard sources are organically grown and decades old. She develops close partnerships with each grower to ensure her wines maintain and express the unique terroir of the vineyard.
*** Great Rose Tasting ***
Saturday, May 4th from 10am to 7pm
@ and ONLY @MetroWines
6 DRY Bottles of Rose from Around the World
On the Taste and On the House and ON Event pricing!
This One will be Open!
Klinker Brick "Bricks and Roses Rose 2018"
Everyday low price; $14.99
Rose Saturday Event Price: $12.99
(Meanwhile, at wine.com, "the #1 rated online store," so they say,
Klinker Brick Rose 2018 is not available but the 2017 is $15.99.)
Winemakers Notes: Bricks & Roses is a blend of Grenache, Carignan,
Syrah, and Mourvedre with aromas of citrus, a hint of floral fragrance
and a salmon pink hue. Pleasant flavors of ripe strawberries, grapefruit,
and subtle watermelon coupled with a dry composition, gently on the palate. The finish is incredibly clean with light, bright acidity.
This is a good time to tell you to:
*** SAVE THE DATE: May 29th ***
for a Klinker Brick Wine Pairing Dinner at Bone & Broth!
Ciao Asheville Presents
*** Paola Ferraro ***
Tuesday, May 7th from 5:30 to 6:30
"Prosecco ONLY Cocktail Party"
With Italian Bread and Antipasto, $10
Paola is Popular @MetroWines! Reserve now.
Call (828) 575-9525
(Note: This is a traditional cocktail party and by that we mean standing up
Is Scotty Bigger Than Sue?
Oh, the controversy. Oh, the uncertainty.
Be Certain. Be Prepared.
Add Value Minded. And Adventurous.
Join the Case Club @MetroWines!
Call (828) 575-9525
"French Fare. North Carolina Flair."
Wine Pairing Dinner at The Princess Anne Hotel
301 East Chestnut, One Block off Charlotte Street.
May 23rd starting 6:30. $125 ALL IN.
Chef Amber Whitt combines her Classical French Cuisine
with North Carolina Flavors.
Menu and Details: https://
Call for reservations: (828) 258-0986
Artist Colony Growing in South Africa
De Bergkant Lodge on the Outskirts of Prince Albert, SA
The highway between Johannesburg and Cape Town winds through Great Karoo,
a vast desert of reddish brown earth, scrub vegetation and a few springbok.
An oasis, Prince Albert, soon appears. The little town is known for its 19th century
Cape Dutch architecture, Bulgarian yogurt, figs, olives, sheep and at least 30 artists.
And, of course, the De Bergkant Lodge.
Pick up a picture book of South African Wildlife
and travel vicariously with a artistic bottle of SA Wine.
(The photo was clipped from Total Wine. Why? Because their price is $19.99!)
with chocolate and roasted coffee beans!
The Big Hit at The Big Night: Aglianico!
Ruby red with violet reflections, this wine offers aromas of black cherry, wild blackberry
and plum fruit with a spicy, toasted overtone. On the palate, it is soft and elegant,
displaying the structure necessary for long aging.
And this is what Isabella Rossellini, one of the stars of Big Night, is doing now.
Warning: the local news staff is pretty irritating but Isabella is great!
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and mingling with very limited seating.)