It is getting darker earlier, so we rounded up a selection this Saturday to put a little light in your evenings. Come in and snuggle up.
2017 Pasquale Pelissero Nebbiolo Rosato Crose $14
From 10 years old vineyards in the village of Neive Pasquale’s Rosé take a price drop just in time for Thanksgiving. Make the family happy. Was $19 Now $14
2016 Werner Näkel, Spätburgunder $40
Werner Näkel was chosen wine maker of the year in 2004 in the Gault-Millau. In 2011, Fallstaff, the leading wine publication in Austria, chose Werner Näkel for its highest award: his life’s work in wine! In 2008 Decanter Magazine bestowed on Meyer-Näkel the International trophy for Pinot Noir. The estate takes its name from the 1950 marriage of Paula Meyer and Willibald Näkel who went on to cultivate 1.5 hectares of vines in the Ahr Valley. Näkel and then his son, Werner, bucked the trend in German winemaking to produce sweet wines and instead focused on making dry, red wines with Pinot grapes grown on steep hillside vineyards. Madrona Wine is a big fan of this winery.
2017 Chateau Coupe Roses Minervois La Bastide $17
Half Carignan and half Grenache with 5% Syrah,
Chateau Coupe Roses has been in the Le Calvez family since 1614. It is situated on the high plateau around the historic village of Minerve – long considered one of the best sites in Minervois. La Bastide has notes of red cherries and a touch of bitter plum. The palate is dry with bright, fresh acidity, soft tannins, and a round texture.
2013 Fall Line Winery Cabernet Sauvignon $25
Fall Line’s 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon consists of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Boushey, Artz, and Red Willow Vineyards. The wine has aromas of graphite, herb and red and black fruit lead to a soft palate backed by fine grained tannins. And a special tasting price!!
Giovanni Bosca Cardamaro Vino Amaro $24
This secret family recipe was developed over the last century by the Bosca Family. Using cardoon, Blessed thistle and several other botanicals, the Cardamaro is one of the most unique and interesting amaro currently available. It has aromas of cardamom, orange peel, brown spice, saffron; flavors of citrus, brown sugar, slight astringency, brandied orange peel; and a finish of more brown spice, golden raisin, and Grand Mariner.
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.