The weather forecast looks like Rain and Wind and Cold and maybe Snow on Sunday here in Madrona. But this is Seattle so who know how it will turn out. No matter what the weather, we’ll be basking in Sunny Spanish Wines all weekend.
Saturday we are savoring some full-bodied wines Rioja, Utiel-Requena, Ribera del Duero and Priorat that fill the glass and the mouth with lingering pleasure.
2014 CVNE Monopole Bianco $13
2015 Vera de Estenas, Bobal $12
2016 Pago de los Capellanes Ribera del Duero Joven Robles $17
2013 Abadia Retueerta, Sardon se Duero $31
2014 Clos Figueras, Serras del Priorat $25
Sunday we keep it rolling with two more wines from Rioja.
2015 Carlos Serres Rioja Blanco $10
85% Viura, 15% Tempranillo Blanco
Fresh aromas of apple and pineapple with subtle white floral characters. Fresh, fruity and lasting finish, a great balance between fruit and acidity in the mouth.
2011 Vina Bujanda Rioja Reserva $15
A great price on a Reserva this wine shows deep, spicy aromas of blueberries, leather, mocha and cacao. On the palate, orange marmalade with fir under growth and Bing cherry. Was $22 now $15
Madrona Wine Merchants offers free wine tastings featuring 4-5 selections on a theme every Saturday from 2 until the bottles run out and on Sunday we offer a mini-tasting of two wines all day from 11-5.