Asheville’s Best Free Wine Tasting 3-28-2018 William “Bill” Ofriel w/Tryon Distributing
Our Wine Wednesdays, include one *free sample from each of our hand selected fine wine features (up to four wines). New wines are chosen each week. All feature wines available by the glass or flight of four.
King Estate Acrobat Pinot Gris 2016
A complex nose of lemon, pineapple and Key lime pie is accented by firm notes of vanilla custard and jasmine. Bright flavors of fresh lime, lemon zest and green mango are immediately apparent, with riper fruit flavors of pear and guava lingering in the mid-palate. There is an effortless balance of acidity, minerality and fresh fruit flavors that make this wine easy to return to.
Domaine Houchart Provence Rose 2017
The vineyards of clay and limestone soils, rough-textures, formed from the decomposition of the mother rock from the surrounding mountains. Salmon pink. Strawberries, red berries. Lively and fresh, with citrus fruit aromas and plenty of fullness
Alto Moncayo Veraton 2015
Veration is the third wine we produce from the Garnacha grape, from vines between 30 and 50 years old, and aged in barrels for 16 months. It is a wine with an attractive collection of balsamic notes, of chocolate and black fruits, very warm in the mouth and an extremely pleasant finish.
Austin Hope Paso Robles Cab 2015
Deep ruby in color, the 2015 Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon expresses intense fragrances of black currants, ripe black cherries and blackberries with subtle notes of violets, mocha and dried spices. It’s a big, powerful, modern-styled wine with velvety tannins and heaps of juicy blackberry and cherry fruit, while nuances of cedar, clove and vanilla bean round out the long, smooth finish. It’s full bodied, rich and balanced by fresh acidity with a firm, polished tannin structure.
97 Points – Wine Enthusiast