Spring Forward

It is a busy weekend here at the wine shop. Today we are celebrating International Women’s Day with a crisp Austrian Rosé. Saturday we’ll be pouring an unusual Sardinian white varietal along with a Tuscan Rosso. Sunday we spring forward with another great deal from Finn Hill. Plenty of reason to stick your head in the door at Madrona Wine Merchants.


Friday — International Women’s Day

2021 Schlosskellerei Gobelsburg, Cisterncien Rosé $13
Pinot Noir, Zweigelt, Saint Laurent
This Austrian rosé has a nice and elegant aroma, fresh and lean texture and an acidity–piquant and smooth–for pure drinking pleasure. Made from grapes grown in the coolest locations in the region, it is more reminiscent of the character of white wines. Was $18, Now $13

Saturday — Daylight Spending ends

2021 Cantine di Dolianova, Nuragus di Cagliari In Cantos $14
100% Nuragus
Sardinia, Italy
This white wine has a fresh, floral and pleasantly fruity aroma. It’s taste is delicate and elegant, with a pleasant acidulous expression.
12% alcohol by volume
2019 Nottola, Rosso di Montepulciano $18
95% Prugnolo Gentile Sangiovese , 5% Merlot
Not quite Nobile but fresh and enticing with a nose of ripe cherries and plums, the palate is medium bodied and shows ripe sweet fruits, quite gentle tannins and fresh acidity.

Sunday — Daylight Savings begins

2017 Finn Hill, “Jolie” Cabernet Sauvignon $16
100% Cab. Sauvignon
A dark, floral, earthy nose with lilacs and forest floor, new leather and black pepper, with a whiff of blackberry jam hidden beneath. The palate is luscious with plums and prunes and mixed berries. The mid-palate includes dried strawberries and bay leaf, with celery stalk, white pepper, and dark chocolate developing through the finish. Was $30 Now $16

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