It is a busy weekend here in Madrona. Saturday is the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby (or what we at Madrona Wine like to call “the run for the rosés) Sunday is Cinco de Mayo so get the sangria makings early. To celebrate all this we are pulling the corks on some great wines, so stop by the shop and join us.
Saturday is Spain.
The bubbles pop at 2pm.
Ramon Raventos, Cava $11
2017 Hiruzta, Guipucoa Txakolina Rosado $18
2010 Enate, Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon$ $17
2010 Bodegas Lan, Rioja Grande Reserva $25
2014 Cellers Unió, Roureda Llicorella Clàssic Priorat $25
50% Carignan, 25% Garnacha and 15% Merlot
Sunday we are pouring a pair of wines from two lesser-known wine regions around the Mediterranean with two lesser-known varietals.
2016 Jordanov, Rkaciteli $10
A very old grape varietal originally from the Republic of Georgia, on the palate you find hints of spicy apricot, orange zest, honeysuckle, red apple and a hint of a sherry like quality. To finish it off you will find a slight salinity like an ocean breeze.
2015 Palama, Arcangelo Negroamaro $12
Since 1936, the Palamà family has been making wine on their small estate in southern Italy in Puglia. This wine is expressive, rich, and robust on the palate, with aromas of steeped plums, cracked pepper, blackberry confit, and cinnamon.
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.