Weekend in Italy
It has been a wet week here in Madrona, but the sun is returning for at least a brief appearance this weekend. To celebrate we are sending our palates to Italy. Come taste along with us.
2018 Sant’Elena Rive Alte Pinot Grigio $15
Pinot Grigio isn’t known for long aging, but the good stuff can and here we are. Still amazingly fresh and enticing, despite five years of bottle age. Focused and concentrated, with a nose of candied lemon and almond. Juicy, fresh, and clean on the palate, with a light texture and notes of apple, melon, and herbs, supported by a backbone of chalky minerality and leading to a lightly saline finish.
Was $20, now $15
2018 Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre $20
Corvina, Corvinone, Rondinella and Sangiovese
Allegreni’s Ripasso like blend is a beautiful red with lots of rich, ripe fruit, showing blackberry, walnut, dried,-fruit, fig and black-truffle aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied, layered and chewy but ever so well-crafted and polished.
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2015 Poggio Alle Sughere Morellino di Scansano $14
90% Sangiovesse, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
A Tuscan red from Maremma, aromas of sweet violet, raspberry and pomegranate typical of the Mediterranean scrub. On the palate it is warm, with mineral earthiness, has good acidity and alcoholic content, lingering with marked and balanced tannins.