We made it to March here in Madrona with a little bit of sunshine to break up the recent weather. The temperatures are still a bit chilly, but here at Madrona Wine we have plenty of wines lined up to warn you up.
Saturday we are tasting six wines from the family run Piedmont winery Ca’ del Baio.
2012 Langhe Riesling $12
2016 Langhe Chardonnay, Luna d’Agosta $13
2016 Dolcetto d’ Alba, Lodoli $14
2016 Langhe, Nebbiolo $15
2014 Barbaresco, Autinbej $29
2016 Moscato d’Asti, Particella 101 $15
Sunday, we have a tale of two Tempranillos with wines from Bodegas Frontauras y Nexus. The two are sister wineries Nexus One (Ribera del Duero) and Fontaura (Toro). Loreto Herrero, the representative of the winery will be her from 2 to 4pm to talk about the wines. But if you can’t make that we’ll have the wines open all day for tasting.
2015 Nexus One $15
100% Tempranillo, Tinta Fina
The Nexus one has a deep cherry red color. The nose has intensity and freshness. At first floral touches appear followed by subtle aromas of red fruit with dairy notes and hints of caramel.
2014 Domino de Valdelacasa Cosecha $15
100% Tempranillo, Tinta de Toro
Very intense on the nose, red fruit aromas, strawberry, raspberry, and blackberry are predominate with dairy and well-integrated wood. Touches of eucalyptus, velvety licorice and mineral notes come out. It is smooth, balsamic and very long. It is a structured and complex 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.