It looks like the grey is parting (at least for a little bit) here in Madrona. Mardi Gras is here, closely followed by Valentine’s day. You are going to need a little wine to go with. It is a good weekend to get out stretch the legs and stop by the wine shop to see what’s pouring.
Saturday it is wines from Friuli & Veneto.
2016 Colutta, Pinot Grigio $20
2016 Colutta, Ribolla Gialla, Gran Cru $33
2016 Mauro Maschi0, Veneto Merlot $11
2014 Ca Salgari, Valpolicella Classico Superiore D.O.C. Ripasso Vajoi $24
2013 Ca Salgari Amarone della Valpolicella Classico D.O.C.G $38
And don’t miss the olive oil.
Petrizzelli Extra Virgin Olive Oil Mono Cultivate $18
Sunday we’ll be pouring two great deals from the South of France.
2016 Mont Gravet Cinsault Rosé $10
A dry Languedoc Rosé with aromas of raspberries and pears. 12% alcohol by volume
2008 Clos Saint Georges Cuvée Chevalière $12
50% Grenache, 50% Syrah
A juicy Roussillon Red, with enough age to smooth out the edges. Kirsh, licorice and fine tannins.
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