We get a little break from the heat this weekend here in Madrona. But it is still summer and we have plenty great summer wines to come taste at the shop. Stroll on up and check it out.
Saturday we’re tasting our way through Iberia with some delicious wines from Spain and Portugal. It’s everything from Brut to Bold.
Maset, Cava Brut Nature Nu Reserva $12
2016 Aves De Sousa, Branco $13
2016 Cesar Langa, Frenesi $13
2007 Gaston, Rioja Reserva $23
2016 Maset, Mas Vilo Priorat $25
Sunday is a Special Summer Bubbles Sunday Sipper. We are popping the corks on three new summer arrivals. We’ve got Spain, we’ve got Italy, we’ve got California. We got crisp, delicious and effervescent. The corks come out at 2pm.
Mistinguett Cava $11
40% Xerello, 30% Macabeo, 30% Parellada
Citrusy, exotic aromas and flavors of lime sorbet and leaves and lemongrass-ginger chutney with a round, vibrant, effervescent, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, refreshing, medium-length spiced green apple and pear and hint of mint finish with fine, chewy, fruit tannins and no oak.
Vignalta Brut Nature $23
The Vignalta Brut Nature is a Method Champenoise sparkling wine with no residual sugar. It is made with 2/3 Friularo grape (a local red grape with very high acidity, making it is suitable for sparkling wine) and 1/3 Chardonnay. It is aged 4 years on the lees. This sparkling wine is fragrant with wonderful florals and is very fresh on the palate. . Was $33 now $23
2012 Sterling Vineyards Brut $20
The nose opens with crisp orange peel and bright lemon zest. Green apple and Alpine strawberry flavors follow, in a sea of delicate and persistent bubbles. Crafted in Methode Traditionnelle, the sparkling wine has graceful brushstrokes of fresh baked bread and caramel that lend depth and balance to the fruit. A kiss of minerality accompanies the long, lifted finish. An excellent pairing with a handful of toasted nuts, a pungent blue cheese or a plate of sea scallops in rich citrus sauce. Was $50 Now $20
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.