We’re busy getting ready for Halloween this weekend here in Madrona. Tuesday, we will be open from 4 to 6 to hand out candy to the kids and maybe a taste of something for the adults. But first we have some wine we have to try.
Satuday we have five diverse wines from the corners of Italy.
2014 Noelia Ricci IGT Bianco Forli Bro $18
2015 Tenuta La Pergola Monferrato Rosso “Il Gocetto” $12
2014 Noelia Ricci, Sangiovese Superiore Romagna, Il Sangiovese $18
2013 De Vescovi Ulzbach Teroldigo Rotaliano $18
2014 Cos, Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico DOCG $40
Sunday we pair off with two reds from the South of France. Come see how Côtes du Rhône stacks up against Costieres de Nimes.
2016 Domaine des Pasquiers Côtes du Rhône $10
75% Grenache, 25% Syrah
A great little entry Rhone wine with more dark fruit and structure than you expect for the money.
2015 Mas de Bressades Costieres de Nimes $15
45% Syrah, 55% Grenache
A very earthy, gamey Southern French blend with sweet cherry and dark berry notes, lots of spice, violets, and licorice with a smooth texture and medium body.
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.