This Saturday we are tasting our way around the back roads of Italy. We have a Chardonnay from Tuscany, a Rosé from the Marche region, Aglianico for Campania, a Campanian sparkler, no less and big Cannonau for Sardinia. Cruise on in and give then a try.
2016 Tenuta San Vito Chardonnay $18
This organically grown Tuscan Chardonnay that shows plenty of terrior as well as varietal character. Floral notes and fruit, very ripe yellow fruit and tropical aromas. The flavors are harmonious and balanced with great freshness.
2017 Vallevó Costa dei Trabocchi $13
This Rosé from the Marche region of Italy is fruity and crisp with notes of lean strawberry, red fruit and soft florality. It is bright and refreshing.
2016 Tombacco, Aglianico $14
From Campania, this young Aglianico is big, rich, warming and smooth. It has hints of cherry and red berries, with a marked vanilla and spicy note lead into an excellent mouth feel, elegant and warm, sapid and full-bodied with some spice on the long finish.
2016 Cantine Federiciane, Penisola Sorrentina, Gragnano $19
Aglianico, Piedirosso, Sciascinoso
A deep sparkling red from Campagnia! Gragnano is gently frizzante (sparkling), low in alcohol, perfumed of violets, with a distinct taste of grapes and nuances of berries. It has a slightly sweet vein balanced by savory & bitter notes. The wine has notes of blackberry, plum, cherry, and a note of bitter lemon on the finish.
2016 Cantine del Vermentino Monti, Cannonau di Sardegna $22
Cantina del Vermentino was founded in 1956 in Monti, in one of the most suitable territories and of ancient Sardinian wine region. Currently the cooperative works grapes coming from more than 200 members who confer from around the island. Their Cannonau is full of copious rich fruit smooth tannins and a long finish.
Petrizzelli Extra Virgin Olive Oil $18
The Petrizzelli is made exclusively from the Coratina Olive a very small, low yielding varietal that rewards those who have the patience to work with it. Organic
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.