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wine at homeThere are millions of visitors that travel to Asheville, North Carolina every year. Still, with autumn days spent hiking the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains and enjoying local craft beer from more than 30 breweries, it’s easy to underestimate Asheville’s rising popularity. But the available experience in Asheville is more diverse and provides higher quality due to its charm and relatively walkable downtown. 

The city offers a distinct taste of Appalachian character throughout its experience of southern charm, great food, and mountain scenery that has long been a big draw for tourists. Recently, North Carolina is producing quite a few delicious wines found in Asheville’s top wine bars and stores and restaurants with adventurous wine lists. 

Metro Wines is one of the many stores that offer the best wine selection in Asheville, NC. 

Hard to Find Wines

Quintarelli Rosso del Bepi 2010: Rosso del Bepi is one of Quintarelly’s appassimento wines. The bunches undergo a long period of drying, increasing the richness and intensity, and a slow fermentation up to 45 days. 

After this, it’s transformed into traditional large Slavonian oak casks for 7 years. Dense and dark with tasting notes of liqueur cherries, brambles, hedgerows, and wildflowers with high notes of minerality. The acidity and the tannins allow this wine to age gracefully over decades. 

Roederer Cristal Brut 2012: 2012 was one of the most challenging and complicated years ever experienced in Champagne. However, the difficult conditions of unpredictable weather, unusually longer time to harvest led to the rich, full-bodied, and structured wines worthy of the greatest vintages in Champagne. 

Roederer Cristal Brut has pure, ripe white and citrus fruits, and is composed of density, elegance, and poise. Aromas include clear honey, crisp green orchard fruit, white peach, and dried white flowers that introduce a full-bodied, concentrated, and powerful wine that’s built for the cellar. 

Quality Budget Wines

Mont Gravet Rose 2020: Mont Gravet Rose is a wonderfully fresh and fruit-forward dry Rose wine with lovely aromas of raspberry and blackberry. 

The wine pairs well with a wide variety of foods, as it’s refreshing, savory, and well-balanced. 

Adentu Sauvignon Blanc 2020: Adentu Sauvignon Blanc is a white wine from Colchagua Valley. It has a medium body with tasting notes of floral and lemon-lime. Most excitingly, it reveals the aromas of fresh citrus fruits with nuances of apple, orange, grapefruit, and the finest of herbs. 

The wine complements seafood dishes, vegetables with dips, or during a girls’ night out. 

Vallana Piemonte Barbera 2019: The rising popularity of the Barbera grape varietal has prompted wineries all over Italy to produce wines made with this particular flavorful red grape. 

It has a lighter medium body and noted acid content for a contemporary taste, and the intense hedgerow berry flavor is an excellent pair for many different foods. 

Dante Cabernet Sauvignon: The Dante Cabernet Sauvignon is a deep and brooding wine for California. It’s described as spicy and dark, with aromas of espresso, black plum, black currant, and deeply charred sweet oak. 

On the palette, the wine is rich with dark chocolate-covered cherries, freshly ground coffee, and finishes with fresh vanilla beans. 

El Viejo del Valle Pinot Noir: Bottled in Central Valley, Chile, El Viejo del Valle Pinot Noir is a visually pale ruby with aromas of tart red raspberry and cherry fruit and a pleasing hint of tomato. It’s refreshing with a silky, light texture that carries fruit and oak flavors that match the aromas. 

This wine is perfect for a crowd or with light snacks and hors d’oeuvres. 

Metro Wines Delivers in Asheville, NC

Located on the way to Grove Park Inn, Metro Wines offers a big shop selection of wines focusing on pairing just the right wine with any dish or event with a small shop service. There is always friendly staff on duty at Metro Wines, all with retail and restaurant experience, who can help select just the right bottle for any special occasion. 

We also have partnered with Takeout Central for immediate delivery of a select number of wines during store hours. Contact us today or visit our website to shop