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by Metro Wines Asheville

Four Fall Reds Tasting

Four Fall Reds Tasting

As the temperatures start to drop into the 60's, I reach for wines with more body to ring in the season. I enjoy wines that have more of an earthy flavor, and if there is a slight smell of dried leaves in my glass, all the better!

If you are looking for some new wines to drink as the Fall weather comes around, stop by Metro Wines tomorrow, October 8th for our taste of Four Fall Reds. The tasting runs from 10:00am to 7:00pm and is on the house!

 

Altaroses Granatxa, Montsant, Spain, 2014                                      $15.99

A favorite of ours as well as NYT wine critic Eric Asimov, this wine represents an older style of Spanish Grenache that is more elegant, lean and spicy. A tremendously versatile food pairing wine, expect flavors of cranberry, red cherry and baking spices.

Bocelli Sangiovese, Tuscany, Italy, 2014                                             $17.99

The Bocelli’s have been famous for making wine for over 300 years before Andrea became famous for his singing. This Sangiovese comes from the family’s estate in Tuscany. Perfect for the fall, with flavors of red berries, dried tobacco, sun-baked earth and spice.

Domaine de Piaugier “Tenebi” Counoise, Cotes du Rhone, 2013 $19.99

A rare single varietal bottling of the obscure Rhone Valley grape Counoise, one of 13 allowed in the Chateuneuf-du-Pape blend. Purple flowers on the nose, blueberry, herbs, black raspberry and lavender in your glass.

Camp Cabernet Franc, Sonoma County, California, 2015              $20.99

From cult California producer Hobo Wine Company comes this 100% Cabernet Franc produced organically and Biodynamically. The resulting wine is light to medium weight with a bright fruit side and some classic green olive and black pepper Cab Franc character.

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Four Italian Wines for Fall
 

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