Archive for November 17, 2018

In Case You Missed It……..

Thanksgiving is 5 days away and it is time to pick up some wines for whatever your holiday plans are.  We will be Open next Tuesday, and open each Tuesday from now until New Years.    We’ll also be open THANKSGIVING DAY 11-3 for those last minute wine emergencies!  But before that we are tasting a fine line up of wines to match the big feast.

Saturday, come find a different match to your holiday meal.
2017 Ca dei Frati Lugana I Frati $19
Trebbiano
2016 Saget la Perriere Blois, Marie de Beauregard Vouvray  $17
100% Chenin Blanc
2018 Garzon, Pinot Noir Rosé $15
Just off the boat.
2017 Domaine du Prieurè,  Hautes Côtes du Beaune $19
Pinot Noir
2012 Sella & Mosca, Terre Rare Reserva  $17
Carignano del Sulcis

Sunday, we offer a pair of Portugesse.  Portuguese wine was brought to the region by ancient civilizations, such as the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, and the Romans. Portugal started to export its wines to Rome during the Roman Empire. Come experience these old world wines in the modern era.
2014 Casa Ferreirinha, Planalto Branco Reserva   $13
35% Viosinho, 15% Malvasia Fina, 15% Gouveio, 15% Códega, 15% Arinto, 5% Moscatel
A full, dry Portuguese white with floral aromas (orange blossom), tropical fruits (pineapple and passion fruit), along with beeswax, apples, pears and citrus peel. 12.5% alcohol by volume
2014 Terras do Dão, Irreverente   $10
Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Jaen, Alfrocheiro Preto
A fine, accessible blend of all the Dão red grapes in a mélange that is full of blackberry fruits and acidity. 13% alcohol by volume
3ltr box –$23

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.

Tintypes, Txakolina, & Piedmonte

Thanksgiving is coming, and we are starting to think of our turkey wines here in in Madrona.  But while we wait for the big feast, we have a full weekend of art and wine tasting lined out. Maybe the two go together.

Saturday we are tasting wines from Piedmont — mostly organic, and several would be prefect for Thanksgiving Day.  Plus, we have a Barolo!  No more need be said.
2016 Antoniolo,  Erbaluce di Caluso   $17
2015 Boschis Francesco Dolcetto Dogliani  Pianezzo $16
2011 La Colombera Arché  Croatina $19
2014 Luigi Pira Serralunga Barolo $42
2017 Viberti, Moscato d’Asti  $18

Sunday we are pouring Two Txakoli
Txakoli de Getaria – Getariako Txakolina is a Spanish Denominación de Origen (DO) (Jatorrizko Deitura in Basque) for wines, located around the towns of Getaria and Zarautz, small fishing towns on the coast of the Bay of Biscay, in the province of Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, Spain Come explore with us.
2015 Getariako Txakolina Inazio Urruzola  $13
80% Hondarribi Zuri, 15% Chardonnay, 5% Petit Corvou
A dry light Txakolina with apple and lemon peel notes. 11% alcohol by volume
2017 Finca Jakue Txakolina Rosé  $10
From the beautiful Basque region of Spain, this slightly fizzy rosé is lightly chalky with loads of peach and melon character. A 50/50 blend of Hondarribi Zuri and Hondarribi Beltza. Subtle spritz adds vibrancy in every way! 11.5 % alcohol by volume Was $18 now $10

New Art!
Sunday is also our artist reception for our new show, Small, Smaller, Smallest by Nia Michaels. Mixed media on antique tintypes.  Come meet the artist from 3 to 5 pm.

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.

Piedmonte

Saturday, November 10th2pm

This Saturday we are focusing on Piedmont.  And YES, we are pouring a fabulous Barolo from Luigi Pira, but we are also pouring some less know but intriguing wines from the region.  Most are Organic although not necessarily certified as such.  Several are also great matched for the upcoming Turkey.  There are plenty of reasons to stop by and give them a try.
 
2016 Antoniolo, Erbaluce di Caluso   $17
This white variety grows only in Alto-Piemonte and provides a terrific alternative for fans of Gavi di Gavi or even Loire Valley whites, such as Sancerre. The Eraluce has vibrant aromas of ripe peach and subtle white flowers, with citrusy, refreshing flavors and terrific minerality.  Organic
 
2015 Boschis Francesco Dolcetto Dogliani  Pianezzo $16
A family farm, the Francesco Boschis estate is run by Mario Boschis with the collaboration of his wife and their two adult sons. They not only have some of the best high-altitude, old vines plantings of Dolcetto in the Dogliani appellation but also grow hazelnuts, as well as keep bees and cattle on their farm. Though the family works organically by definition, they are not certified.  This dry and intense Dolcetto delivers wonderfully earthy flavors and classic red fruit –dark red berries, iron, smoke and leather all inform the superb finish.

2011 La Colombera Arché        $19
100% Croatina
The Semino family wine estate, La Colombera, is one of Piedmont’s rising stars. Based in the village of Vho, among the pretty, calcareous clay hills of Tortona, it’s a third generation, 22 ha property planted with Timorasso, Barbera, Croatina & Dolcetto.  A different Piedmont red the Arché is all Croatina which shows complex red fruits including plum, cherry and wild berry jams pink and green pepper, vanilla and nutmeg lead to a hint of herbal balsamic. Soft and warm palate is supported by good acidity and dense tannic structure. fruity and spicy notes are well defined on the palate.  Organic
Was $28 now $19

2014 Luigi Pira Serralunga Barolo $42
Nebbiolo
“One of Piedmont’s superstars… these are wines of extraordinary complexity and breathtaking richness. The spectacular offerings from Pira ‘s vineyards in and around Serralunga d’Alba are among the more riveting examples.” – Robert Parker.  The wine is firm and juicy with leather, light tar and dark-berry aromas and flavors, a medium body and a fresh finish.  The flavor is persistent and supple with a good balance between tannins and acidity. Organic
 
2017 Viberti, Moscato d’Asti  $18
Viberti, located in the village of Barolo was founded in the early 20th century by Antonio Viberti, an innkeeper and restaurateur and the wine produced from the estate vineyards was exclusively for the patrons of the restaurant.  In the intervening years they expanded and now we get some here in the US.  The Moscato has intense aromas of fresh grapes, peaches and white flowers. It is delicately sweet and sparkling with balanced acidity, good complexity and a finish of fresh grapes.

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.

Looking for Birth Year Port?

2016 Has Arrived!

The 2016 Vintages Ports are arriving.   Vintage Port makes the perfect 21st birthday or milestone present.   Not only will it last the 21 years, it will improve with the added age.  Not all years are declared vintage — any house can declare a Vintage Port in any year. But when essentially everyone declares, it’s called a general declaration, and the vintage is of particularly high quality.  In addition to these bottles for your 2-year-old’s 21st birthday.  Have an older child you want to sock something away for? There are other birth year ports available.  Contact us if you are looking for a different year.
 
Dow’s 2016 Port  $61 (375ml), $120 (750ml)
“This packs a lot of fun, with a wallop of blackberry, fig, boysenberry and açai berry compote flavors working together, laced with a mouthwatering licorice snap note and driven by a fresh, well detailed finish. A roasted apple wood accent is integrated as well, lending textural contrast through the vivacious finish. Best from 2030 through 2055.” – 98pts — Wine Spectator
 
Smith Woodhouse 2016 Port  $67 (750ml)
The Smith Woodhouse 2016 Vintage Port is entirely based on the Madalena vineyard, primarily from the field blend of very old mixed vines. Aromas suggesting bergamot and tea-leaf, as well as floral aromas of rockrose and violets. Substantial on the palate, showing ripe, black fruit and licorice, the peppery tannins give freshness and excellent structure. 97pts – Wine Spectator, 94pts – Wine Enthusiast
 
Quinta de Roriz 2016 Port  $70 (750ml)
Quinta de Roriz is one of the oldest and finest estates in the Douro, well-known by the end of the 17th century, and was in the hands of the van Zeller family for much of the 19th and 20th centuries. Roriz was one of the first Ports to be bottled and shipped under the name of the quinta itself, and this continued into the early years of the 20th century. After some years of joint ownership with the van Zeller, the quinta and the name were acquired outright by the Symington and Prats families in 2009. “This is packed with racy plum, acai and blueberry reduction notes, all seamlessly layered with licorice snap and plum cake flavors. Shows a lovely graphite hint through the finish. Best from 2030 through 2050.” 94pts —Wine Spectator & James, Suckling, 93+ – Wine Advocate
 
Quinta da Romaneira 2016 Port  $60 (750ml)
“Mostly Touriga Nacional (70%), with the rest comprised of Touriga Franca and Tinto Cão, aged for 20 months in neutral tonels. It comes in with just 77 grams of residual sugar. This was in bottle for about seven weeks when seen. Aromatic and enticing from the first smell, laced with eucalyptus, herbs and dried blue fruits, it opens tight and then evolves beautifully, developing expressive fruit and flavor. This is elegant as well, with a fresh feel. It might be a touch on the leaner side, but not by much. I’m very impressed with this bottling, perhaps the best Romaneira VP I’ve seen. If it continues to evolve well, it should be a sleeper of the vintage. There were 12,000 bottles produced from 25-year-old vines.” 94pts – Wine Advocate, 93pts – Wine Spectator

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.

Fall Back Sunday, but Saturday at 2

This weekend we are gearing up for the Fall weather with some big reds set to take the damp out of a dark evening.  Sunday is daylights savings.  Come get ready to fall back.

Saturday we are pouring a bit of bubbles and some bold reds.
2013 Agusti Torello, Brut Reserva Cava  Penedes $20
2015 Borgo Scopeto, Chianti Classico  $12
2016 Croix Belle, Carignole Rouge Côtes de Thongue $10
2015 Chateau Haute-Serre, Cahors Malbec  $25
2011 Barao de Vilar, Statement Late bottled Vintage Port $20

Sunday we trip off to the Rhône Valley with two different expressions of the region.
2016 Montvac Côtes du Rhône   $15
70% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 5% Mourvédre
Domaine de Montvac has been passed from mother to daughter for the past three generations. The CDR is made from younger vines in the vineyard in Vacqueyras. Heavy mineral, smoky and earthy flavors overlay the dark berry fruit.
2015 Domaine de la Biscarelle, Debut d une Histoire     $15
100% Cinsault
The “beginning of a story” is from very old Cinsault vines in the northern part of Châteauneuf du Pape.  The fruit character is exceptionally dark, sleek and pure. A soft, floral and vivacious style, and kept lively with a balanced acidity.

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.

Bubbles and Bold Reds

Saturday, November 3rd, 2pm

This Saturday we are gearing up for the Fall weather with some big reds set to take the damp out of a dark evening.  Sunday is daylights savings.  Come get prepared.  We’ll start with a little effervescence to keep things light.
 
2013 Agusti Torello, Brut Reserva Cava  Penedes $20
Maccabeu, Xarello, Parellada
Agusti Torello Mata is one of the most respected cava producers in Spain, focusing solely on vintage dated Cavas and wines at the Reserva level and up.  The wine was traditionally vinified, with secondary fermentation taking place in the bottle. After that, it was aged for a minimum of 24 months.  The disgorging date is printed on the back label.  The wine shows a lovely bead with bright, clean citric fruit flavors are juicy and ripe, with perhaps a hint of tangerine.
 
2015 Borgo Scopeto, Chianti Classico  $12
Borgo Scopeto comes from Castelnuovo Berardenga, the southern-most commune within the Chianti Classico zone. All vineyards at Borgo Scopeto are dry farmed from the day the vines are first planted.  Elizabetta Gnudi owns Borgo Scopeto, and she and winemaker Simone Giunti are responsible for all aspects of the production of Borgo Scopeto wines.  The Chianti Classico has aromas of fragrant purple flowers, ripe woodland berries and a whiff of pressed powder waft out of the glass. Bright and juicy, the savory palate shows crushed raspberry, fleshy Morello cherry, ground clove and a hint of coffee alongside polished, fine-grained tannins.
 
2016 Croix Belle, Carignole Rouge Côtes de Thongue $10
65% Syrah, 20% Merlot, 15% Carignan
Just outside the city of Montpellier lie the vineyards of La Croix Belle, a family owned and operated Domaine that traces it roots back to the region more than two centuries. Francoise and Jacques Boyer assumed control of the property in the late 70s with an eye towards making clean expressive wines reflecting the region. A lot of replanting was done, yields were lowered and modern winemaking techniques and facilities were adopted. It is a vibrant red with fresh berry notes and a delicious lively palate.
 
2015 Château Haute-Serre, Cahors Malbec  $25
90% Malbec, 10% Merlot
From Cahors, Malbec’s home on France’s beautiful Lot River, 2014 Château Lafleur de Haute-Serre Selection des Sommeliers Malbec is a brilliant dark red in the glass with fine aromas, concentrated fruit, and soft tannins on the palate. The 63 hectares of vines grow on slopes with clay limestone soil at an altitude of 300 meters–one of the highest vineyards in the appellation.
Very fine nose. In mouth, it shows its soft tannins. The concentration of flavors reminds one of redcurrant jelly. Fine structure and elegance. A very feminine wine.
 
2011 Barao de Vilar, Statement Late bottled Vintage Port $14
This unfiltered Late Bottled Vintage is aged over 4 years in oak barrels before bottling. It has a great variety of flavors, a strong wine with an attractive bouquet.  Strawberry jam, medium-bodied and sweet with refreshing acidity and gentle 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.

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