The Perseid Meteor Shower is at full tilt tonight as chunks of space dust enter the atmosphere. Our recent orange skies will turn back to blue or at least grey. Monday the Sun will disappear. This weekend at Madrona Wine we have a stellar line up of wines that will streak across the palate and illuminate the taste buds.
Saturday we are tasting some crisp and fresh wines from the Loire.
2016 Vignerons de Saumur, Saumur Blanc Les Pouches $10
2016 Domaine Pierre Riffault, Sancerre Blanc $20
2016 Henri Bourgeois, Chateaumeillant Rosé Amphores $15
2016 Gerard Fiou, Sancerre Rosé $23
2012 Alpha Loire, Cheverny Rouge, Enclos du Petit Chien $13
Sunday we have a Cotes du Rhone Rosé and a Provence Red to fill out the weekend.
2016 Montfaucon Les Gardettes $12
Cinsault, Counoise, and Grenache
Les Gardettes is full of strawberry, peach and other stone fruit flavors supported by good acidity and freshness.
2012 Domaine Sorin, Cotes de Provence Tradition $11
60% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 15% Carignan, 5% Mourvédre
A southern French Red powerfully flavored and full-bodied wine with complex aromas of blackberries and peppers. Was $14 now $11
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.