We’re spending the weekend in France here at Madrona Wine. Tasting seven wines over two days from most of the major wine regions. It is a great reason to stop by the shop.
Saturday, we have Red, White and Rosé.
2015 Chateau Laballe, le Terres Basses, Gascogne Blanc $9
2016 Chateau de la Clapiere, Cotes du Provence Rosé La Violette $18
2016 Domaine Gueguen, Bourgogne Rosé $15
2014 Domaine Laurens, Marcillac Rouge $12
2015 Domaine Charles Helfenbein “La Syrah” VDP Collines Rhodaniennes $15
Sunday, we have two Frugal French for the budget minded.
2015 Vrai Caillou Entre deux Mere $10
40% Sémillon, 35% Sauvignon Gris, 20% Sauvignon Blanc
A great little Bordeaux Blanc. Aromas of white fruit and wildflowers. A light, fruity and pleasant wine. Very fresh.
2015 Notre Dame des Pallieres, Les Riens Cotes du Rhone $10
60% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 5% Cinsault
A good everyday Cotes du Rhone from a Gigondas winery.
Madrona Wine Merchants offers free wine tastings featuring 4-5 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.