If you are like us here at Madrona Wine you are decompressing from the holiday high. To help us come down we have some low-priced wines open for tasting to match our new year’s budget.
Saturday, its DiStefano Discounts
We start the New Year off with a tasting of discounted wines from DiStefano. These three reds are marked down to less than half of their usual price. Why? Because the winery is sitting on a lot of back stock and wants to move it. Skeptical? Come taste for yourself. Get them while you can, these prices won’t last long.
DiStefano was established in 1983 being one of the first 5 wineries in Woodinville. The winery does not own its own vineyards, but relies on long-term relationships and contacts with existing well know vineyards, such as Willard and Roza Hills in Yakima Valley, Bacchus and Dionysus in Columbia Valley, Rosebud and Weinbau on Wahluke Slope, and Alder Ridge in Horse Heaven Hills that grow classic varietals such as Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
2012 DiStefano Domenica $15
80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon,10% Cabernet Franc
The large amount of Merlot makes this wine soft but very full. This wine shows off black cherry, currant and sage notes, with wonderful texture and deep color. It is full in the mouth with a nice marriage of oak, balanced with tannin and good acidity. Was $34 now $15
2013 DiStefano Meritage $15
64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Petit Verdot, 12% Cab Franc
This traditional Bordeaux blend is full bodied and masculine. This wine is enticing with molasses, black cherry tobacco and brown sugar aromatics. The tannins are packed tight with the rich black cherry and cocoa flavors seductively showing on the finish. Was $32 now $15
2012 DiStefano Cabernet Sauvignon $15
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc
Delicate aromatics of violets, caramel, with hints of licorice and clove. On the palate, the spice and bing cherries are backed by refreshing acidity and medium tannins. Was $34 now $15
Sunday we’ll be pouring a couple of European wines with lesser varietals with big taste.
2015 Intorchia Vignemie Perriconne
This Sicilian Red varietal has distinct notes of red fruits such as cherries, plums and redcurrant, as well as pleasant herby and earthy aromas. Intense and balanced, it is smooth and warm on the palate. On the nose, it offers equally good sensations, with a surprisingly fresh and highly persistent aroma. Was $12 now $9
2018 Clos des Lumineres Petit Verdot Les Cypres $11
Dark fruit and floral (violets, lilac) aromas. Flavors of black cherry, plum, and sage engulf the palate. Full-bodied with slight spice on the dry finish.
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Madrona Wine Merchants offers free wine tastings featuring 3-5 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.