It has been a very unusual week here in Madrona with the kids home from school, restaurant closures, and adjusting to pandemic preparedness. But we made it to the weekend! Here at Madrona Wine we are making a few changes to help with social distancing. First, we are suspending the cheese and crackers at our Saturday tasting. The communality of open plates seems inappropriate at the moment, so for the moment it is Bring Your Own Palate Cleansers. Secondly, we’ll be opening the wine earlier on Saturday for those who would like to slip in and taste before we get busy. (The shop rarely has 10 people at a time in it, but it does get busier as the day goes on.). If It is knowledge about the wineries you want, our knowledgeable Sales Representative will be on hand from 2 to 4.
That all being said: It’s Pi Day and the weather forecast has some sun in store for us this next week. Here’s the weekend lineup.
Saturday we have wines from Sicily & Sardinia by Olianas & Colosi.
2018 Olianas, Vermentino $15
2018 Olianas, Cannonau $15
2018 Olianas, Perdixi $25
75% Bovale, 25% Carignano
2018 Cantine Colosi, Grillo $13
2018 Cantine Colosi, Nero d’Avola $15
Sunday It is two more Italian winners.
2016 Monacesca Verdicchio Di Matelica $12
This wine’s heady Spanish broom, acacia and yellow stone fruit scents lift out of the glass. The palate mirrors the nose, offering creamy peach, yellow apple and juicy citrus flavors alongside bright acidity. An almond note caps off the finish.
2018 Miral Nero d’ Avola $12
A nice everyday Sicilian Red, with a complex taste of dried red fruits and berries, nicely structured with a velvety, long lasting finish.
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.