Toasting Our Way To New Year’s

After a quiet day off on the 25th we are back open and tasting some fun wines to prepare for the New Year.  Come by and toast out the old and get ready to ring in the new.
 
Thursday 12/27

2016 Allegrini Valpolicella $15
65% Corvina/Corvione, 30% Rondinella, 5% Molinara
Classic Valpol without trying to be Ripasso.  Fragrant fruit with prominent notes of cherries, echoed by fresher hints of pepper and aromatic herbs, typical of Corvina and Corvinone, the historic varietals of this appellation.
 
Friday 12/28

2017 Pieropan Saove Classico  $15
85% Garganega, 15% Trebbiano di Soave
Ample & floral aromas with notes of elderberry, apple, pear & lemon verbena on a background of almonds and nuts; fresh, elegant & well balanced on the palate, with a long finish.  Was $19 now $15

2016 Scenic Valley Farms Pinot Noir  $20
This estate-grown Willamette Valley Pinot Noir delivers pretty black cherry fruit at a modest price. There’s a lightly earthy, salty aspect to the flavors and well-integrated Mediterranean herb highlights. Aged 10 months in French and Oregon oak, presumably neutral, it was bottled unfiltered.
 
Saturday 12/29

2016 Monte Tondo Garganega Frizzante   $10
This Frizzante is 100% Garganega from certified organic vineyards, this one is zesty, spritzy, light, and airy. It offers up aromas and flavors of ripe apple, pear, lemon, white flowers, and just a touch of mineral. And all of those delicious aromas and flavors are delivered along a rush of tiny, gentle bubbles. Was $13 now $10
 
Ellner Carte Blanche Brut  $40
40% Pinot Meunier, 30% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay
A small family-owned “house” that grows most of its own grapes in Epernay. Very aromatic, with mineral aromas and flavors, plus candied berry and citrus tones matched to a light body, lively structure and intense flavors.

2012 Allegrini Amarone  $68
45% Corvina Veronese, 45% Corvinone 5% Rondinella, 5% Oseleta
A fresh, creamy, medium- to full-bodied red, with fine, supple tannins layered with flavors of crushed black raspberry, fig cake and spiced orange, offering a subtle, savory underpinning of smoky mineral and tobacco that lingers on the finish. Long and elegant.
 
Sunday 12/30

2016 Pizzolato Brut Prosecco Fields  $15
Glera
This delicately sparkling wine boasts enticing scents of white spring flower, beeswax and pear. The vibrant, ethereal palate is loaded with finesse, offering Rennet apple, lemon and mineral alongside crisp acidity and a light, elegant perlage.  organic

Reserve du Chevallier Cremant de Bourgogne Brut  $20
This wine is sourced  from a wide variety of soils throughout Burgundy. They range from the chalky subsoils of the Joigny district in the north to the granites of southern Burgundy, via the limestones and marls of the Côtes where most of the wines of this appellation are grown.  It’s white floral and citrus aromas are coupled with fine elegant beads with lively citrus, fresh apples and a rich creamy body.
 
2011 Domaine de Fregate Bandol  Rouge $28
95% Mourvédre, 5% Grenache
Aromas of violet, the raspberry, blackberry, truffle and undergrowth.  A robust wine — virile and powerful.
 
Monday 12/31

Peneca Rebula  $13
Ribolla Gialla
Start the New Year out with something different.  This Slovenian sparkling wine is made from 100% Ribolla Gialla in the Charmat method. It has aromas of green apple, brioche, toast and hazelnut. In the mouth, the bubbles are pleasant and prepare your palate for flavors of apple, hazelnut and toasted almond.  Was $17 now $13
 
2016 Monte Tondo Soave Brut  $15
Garganega
This fun and refreshing sparkler offers heady white spring flower and ripe orchard fruit scents. The refreshing palate doles out crunchy green apple, white peach and orange zest flavors, with tangy acidity. Was $18 now $15

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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