Ask anyone, Mark & I are just two classy guys. We also know classy wine when we see it. Take a look and stop by Madrona Wine and add a bit of class to your weekend.
2018 Félix Foulley, Chablis $24
Bright and crisp, with notes of orange and honey lifting its flinty acidity. A light dry, fresh and easy-drinking wine.
2020 Manoline, Sancerre $27
An honest Sancerre, this wine abides by the ‘Three Gs’ of Sauvignon Blanc: grass, grapefruit, and gooseberry. Medium-to-full body. Dry. Bright acidity and very crisp finish. Organic.
2016 Il Nespoli, Romagua Sangiovese Superiore Reserva $28
Awine of great complexity combining typical marasca cherry, blackberry and plum notes of the Sangiovese variety together with notes of licorice and roasted coffee beans which come from the aging in French barrique, following by stainless steel tanks. A touch of vanilla is coming from the wise but modest use of American oak. Soft and warm, with well-balanced tannins, it has an excellent potential for ageing.
2016 Bouchard Père & Fils, Gervrey-Chambertin $62
A perfumed nose of redcurrants, sour cherries, dried herbs, mushrooms and baking spices. Medium-to full-bodied with chalky tannins and bright acidity. Balanced and layered with a velvety texture and mineral character. Flavorful, long finish. So ready now, Drink now or hold. 93pts James Suckling.
2015 Fratelli Serio & Battista Borgogno, Barolo Cannubi $50
The 2015 Barolo Cannubi is dark and thick with raw fruit aromas of blackberry, ripe cherry, plum and dark currant. You don’t usually get so much rich fruit intensity with the Cannubi cru, but this vintage delivers it in droves. The wine is soft in terms of mouthfeel, with loosely knit texture and integrated tannins.
2019 Pères de l’Eglise, Châteauneuf du Pape $40
85% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre
From old vine Grenache from vines that are more than 100 years of age planted back in 1885. This CNDP a full-bodied rich spicy wine. Black pepper spice on the nose, full soft mature fruit with a smooth spicy finish that lingers in the mouth. It is a bit tight now, but will improve with a bit of age or rigorous decanting.
2011 Grande Maison, Monbazillac $20 375 ml
60% Semillon, 20% Sauvignon, 20% Muscadelle
Compare to Sauternes. The nose is a head-spinning sensory overload of dried apricots, toasty hazelnut brittle, and a touch of nutmeg spice. Unctuous on the palate, with candied lemon, ginger, orange rind, and caramel. It remains sweet but restrained, never cloying for even a second, while uplifted with infinite complexity on the impeccably balanced finish. Biodynamic. Was $27 Now $20