It looks like another grey and wet weekend here in Madrona. But here at the wine shop we have a few things lined up to brighten our moods if not the sky.
Saturday, we have five Tempranillos from a pair of Spanish wineries —Bodegas Frontauras y Nexus. Come taste the variety of this great grape. Loreto Herrero, from the winery will be here to talk about the wines
2015 Nexus One $15
2014 Domino de Valdelacasa Cosecha $15
2011 Nexus Crianza $26
2009 Frontaura, Crianza $30
2006 Frontaura, Aponte Reserva $30
Sunday we are pouring a pair of organic wines from France. Got your taxes done? Come spend the refund, or drown your sorrows with these two French beauties.
2016 Bargemone Coteaux d’Aix Blanc $13
50% Rolle, 40% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Ugni Blanc
This classic, unoaked white is light, crisp and refreshing, offering delicate citrus, mineral and floral character with a lingering finish. Organic. 13% alcohol by volume
Bulliat Beaujolais Villages $12
A nice entry Gamay. Bright cherry color. Aromas of red fruits dominated by strawberries and blackcurrant with very fine tannins. Organic. 12.5% alcohol by volume
Madrona Wine Merchants offers free wine tastings featuring 4-5 selections on a theme every Saturday from 2pm until the bottles run out and on Sunday we offer a mini-tasting of two wines all day from 11-5pm.