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
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.