December has arrived and it looks like we are in for a week of good winter weather here in Madrona. For those of you in our wine club the boxes are packed and ready for pick up. We are tasting Wines from Italy all weekend at the shop. We are pulling the corks on a few favorites so swing by and see what is open.
Saturday we’ll be tasting a Prosecco from Veneto, two Tuscan reds, a Barbera from Piedmont, and an Aglianico from Campania. They are all bold wines that will help to take the damp out of December.
La Luca, Prosecco $11
2016 Carpineto, Dogajolo Red $13
2012 Carpineto, Chianti Classico $20
2017 Viberti, Barbera d’ Alba La Gemella $15
2013 Vinosia, Taurasi Santandrea $40
Sunday, we’ll start off in Abruzzo, which is east of Rome on the Adriatic for a little Pecorino. Next up we are off to Tuscany for a good value Chianti.
2017 Priore Pecorino $12
A supple Abruzzo white with smooth citrus notes and a bit of minerality.
2016 Badia di Morrona Chianti $12
85% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah
This laid-back Chianti offers red-skinned berry and baking spice aromas. The palate is simple, with easygoing tannins and ripe red cherry and clove flavors.
Coming Up Soon!
Tis the Season
Sunday, December 9th
$25 (plus tax)
It is time again to try some Bubbles. We have some Vintage, some Special Club, and all Grower fantastic Champagnes to sip on.
This special tasting is s BY RESERVATION ONLY.
Space is limited to twelve people. Call or email us to save a spot.
More details coming soon.
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.