2016 is quickly slipping away, but there are plenty more wines to try before New Years. We’ll be open until 6pm on New Year’s Eve and we have some fun things to taste between now and then. Stop in and grab something for Midnight or a nice dinner on the first day of 2017. (We’ll be closed Monday and Tuesday and then start back next Wednesday with our regular schedule.)
Friday, December 30th
2013 Avignonesi, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, DOCG $33
“There’s loads of Sangiovese character here, from the earthy, tobacco-scented beginning to the cherry, leather and earth flavors, all underlined by stiff, chalky tannins. Rustic yet soulful.”
Saturday, December 31st
Alain Bailly Grande Reserve Brut $28
60% Pinot Miunier, 25% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay
Sixth-generation growers, Bailly’s estate consists of 12 hectares composed of eighty vineyard plots. The Grande Reserve has a golden tint, fine mousse, very full bouquet mingles toast, figs, fresh bread, and structured vinous aromas full of richness.
Was $30, Now $28
2014 Pascal Bouchard Chablis Le Classique $15
Soft, crisp and fresh, this light wine has some tangy fruit as well as bright citrus. A slight texture and attractive final acidity are enhanced at the end by a juicy apple character. Was $24 now $15
2014 Sparkman Wilderness $20
A dark Rhone style blend out of Woodinville. There are lots of layers to this smooth, rich wine.
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.