We’ve made to the weekend here in Madrona and it is time to settle back, open some wine and enjoy the Fall weather. Put on a sweater and saunter up to the shop to see what we have open.
Saturday we are bouncing all over the place to pour some of our new (& old) favorite finds. Slovenia, Portugal, France, Italy, & Spain.
2014 Dveri, Pax Sivi Pinot $11
2016 Orison, Pipa $12
43% Anao Vaz, 27% Arinto, 20% Roupeiro, 10% Verdelho
2017 La Montagnette, Cotes du Rhone Villages $14
50% Syrah, 35% Grenache, 15% Mourvédre
2015 La Bioca, Ronchi Barbaresco $30
2006 Viña Tondonia Reserva $44
75% Tempranillo, 15% Garnacha, 5% Graciano, 5% Mazeulo
Sunday we are pouring two new wines from Bodega el Porvenir
de Cafayate in Argentina.
2018 Bodega el Porvenir
de Cafayate, Amauta Torrontés $12
The Amauta, in the original cultures of Cafayate, was the great teacher, the wise man. Yellow with bright greenish tonalities, bright and vivacious. Fresh, fruity, tropical; intense with a second aroma of flower along with citric notes. Fresh, young, fruity. Good structure, balanced and with good acidity. 13% alcohol by volume
2017 Bodega el Porvenir de Cafayate, Amauta Tannat $12
Intense ruby red with violet and black notes. Aroma of spices with notes of eucalipt, dark fruits like figs and menthol. Intense mouthfeel and sweet entry due to the ripe tannins. Medium-high structure with balanced acidity and long final. It is an intense wine with freshness and complexity.
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.