This weekend we are marking our 5th Anniversary at Madrona Wine Merchants. To honor the occasion we’ll have Five Wines open both days. Brave the wind and the rain and come help us celebrate.
Saturday we’re featuring Five Washington Wines. The wines are wonderfully full and show off the Washington dirt they have their roots in.
2014 Cougar Crest, Estate Viognier
2011 Kestrel, Sangiovese
2011 Kestrel, Tribute Red
2014 Gravel Bar, Red Mountain Cabernet
2009 Côte Bonneville, Carriage House Red
Sunday we’re taking a more European bent with Five Old World Specials. Open all day 11 to 5.
2013 Felsner Weisser Stein Riesling $10
Peaches, Apricot and Citrus flavors go with a good minerality and a lingering finish. Was $15 Now $10
2010 Castello di Semivicoli Trebiano d’Abruzzo $20
A big Italian White, the wine is aged for one year in stainless vats and then another 18 months in bottles. Ripe pears, apricots and juicy melon aromas are complemented by nuances of honey and minerals. Was $42 Now $20
2013 Matrot Bourgogne $18
A nose of red fruits, mainly strawberries. Good supple texture, round and creamy with some cranberry flavors. Exhibits good freshness with nice acidity which balances the wine. Excellent for a Bourgogne Rouge. Was $23 Now $18
2005 Château de Clairvoy Côtes de Bourg $14
75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Franc.
The Clairvoy has been our most popular wine in 2016. The 2005 is rich and full, drinking great right now with several more years ahead. Its velvety dark fruit blends with a licorice note and some spicy herbal undertones. Was $25 Now $14
2006 Castello D Cacchiano Chianti Classico Riserva $18
95% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo Nero
This elegantly structured Chianti Classico Riserva has hit its stride and is drinking perfectly. Aromas of red cherry, strawberry, kirsch, violet, gunflint and dried herbs. Pure, penetrating flavors of red currant, licorice, minerals and graphite on the palate. Was $30 Now $18.
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.