One look out the window tells you that it is not a dry January in Madrona. One look at the weekends tasting lineup will tell you that it isn’t a fry January at Madrona Wine. Stop by and get wet.
Saturday, we’ll be swimming our way through Abruzzo, Molise. Campania, Puglia, and Veneto.
2017 Tombacco Pecorino Terre di Chieti $12
2014 Tombacco Biferno Rosso Riserva $14
80% Montepulciano, 20% Aglianico
2017 Tombacco Aglianico del Beneventano $14
2016 Piantaferro Primitivo di Manduria $14
2014 Scoula Grande, Amarone $38
Sunday we have two Languedoc values from Domaine
Ferrandière. In their unusual vineyard, the vines are planted on the old saltwater marsh of Marseillette and on the hillsides of Saint Frichoux. Deep beneath the clay soils lies a bed of salt that protects the roots from Phylloxera.
2018 Ferrandière Malbec $11
The Malbec is lighter than most Argentinian Malbecs, but with an ample red fruit profile. Fresh and clean, with good balance and bright acidity.
2018 Ferrandière Syrah $11
The Syrah has beautiful floral overtones, black olive tapenade, and black fruit. Punches well above its weight, an excellent wine for the price.
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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.