We are close to the longest night of the year after which the days start getting longer again. Even though Winter is still ahead we have turned the corner. It is time to celebrate. And there are plenty of holidays to do it. Hanukkah is Sunday, Christmas next Wednesday, and Kwanzaa starts on Thursday the 26th.
At Madrona Wine we are opening some special sampling bottles everyday straight through til New Years. Stop on by and see what’s open. We’ll be open Next Monday and Tuesday for last minute gifts.
Here’s what we’ll have open the next two days.
Thursday, December 19th
2017 Giá Langhe Rosso $18
Barbera, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo
The Giá is an easy going Langhe Rosso in a liter bottle meant for everyday enjoyment. The wine has red fruit and violet aromas with ripened plums and cherries. The palate is fruity, and smooth with a focus on dark red fruits. ONE LITER
2014 Darby, Chaos $25
52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 16% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec
This Cabernet-based blend is rich and impressively structured, with savory blackberry aromas and accents of dark cherry, currant, anise, and cedar. Gains depth while holding focus and persistence.
Was $35 now $25
Friday, December 20th
2011 Nottola Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Reserva $29
80% Prugnolo Gentile, 20% other red varietals.
Full-bodied aromas that have hints of ripe fruit, splashes of spices, coffee and touches of violet. Rich taste and well-balanced with a dose of elegant tannins that linger.
2017 Meadowcroft Napa Valley $30
Dark, ripe berries with a hint of olive and dried fig, this structured and concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon shows classic Napa Valley style. Flavors of dark chocolate and cigar box shine through the structured, mouthfilling tannins.