Archive for January 29, 2018

Celebrate St. Clouds No Corkage Night


 

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St. Cloud’s No Corkage Night

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

(Offer Good Only Wednesday, January 31st, 2018)

All French, All Weekend

Madrona is grey and cloudy so we are spending the weekend in France.  Stop by and find something to brighten your palate. 

Saturday we’ll be tasting a Pear Cider from Normandy,a mineral white from Touraine, a Bordeaux from each side of the river and a rich Syrah from the Rhone.
Daufresne, Poire (Perry) Cidre Normandy $12
2016 Domaine Beausejour,  Les Grenettes, Touraine Blanc  $15
2015 Lamothe Castera, Cuveé Margaux, Bordeaux $15
2011 Clos du Roy, Fronsac $25 
2015 Chateaumar, Cuveé Vincent Syrah $17

Sunday Mark will be rolling his R’s with wines from the Rhone and Roussillon. 

2015 Château Bizard Blanc d’Amour $13
40% Grenache Blanc, 40% Viognier, 10% Marsanne, 10% Rousanne
A full and resinious Rhone white with lots of pear and apple notes.

2014 Domaine La Vista Grains Mélés  $12
Co-fermented Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre
A dry smooth dark Rousillon red with notes of black cherries, plums and layers of spice on the nose. The palate opens up into savory tannins and a chewy finish. Organic. Was $15 now $12

Wednesday January 31st: Plan ahead.  St Clouds is having No Corkage Night. Stop by the shop and grab a bottle and head over to dinner.

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.

French Flavors

Saturday, January 27th, 2pm

Join us Saturday for a taste of the rich explosive flavors of the French countryside.  We’ll be tasting a Pear Cider from Normandy, a mineral white from Touraine, a Bordeaux from each side of the river and a rich Syrah from the Rhone.  There is something for everyone. 
 
Daufresne, Poire (Perry) Cidre Normandy $12
A Perry pear is gritty, tannic and acidic, with tannins that tend to be rounder than those found in cider apples, and the pears used for perry have less malic acid than cider apples, resulting in a beverage that is less tart and more delicate. The Daufresne offers sparkling and persistent effervescence with tastes of fresh pear fruit, hints of melon and citrus, natural sediments in glass, rustic with a clean pure sweetness, balanced by refreshing acidity.
 
2016 Domaine Beausejour, Les Grenettes, Touraine Blanc  $15
Sauvignon Blanc
Beausejour is a 20-hectare vineyard on siliceous soil (sand with clays and flint) which makes for a very pleasing white.  Lemon and spice make this a fruity while textured wine. It tastes like the soil from which it comes, very mineral and flinty.  The palate is supple and fresh, with a good balance.
 
2015 Lamothe Castera, Cuveé Margaux, Bordeaux $15
85% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Merlot
Château Lamothe-Castera, located in the Entre Deux Mers region, 50 miles from Bordeaux and has been producing wine since the 15th century. The vineyards are composed of 30-year-old vines and are farmed sustainably.  The Cuveé Margaux is made in stainless steel tanks.  The nose is of small ripe red fruits, spices, and of vanilla.  The palate is smooth with a good intensity. 
 
2011 Clos du Roy, Fronsac $25 
90% Merlot, Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Clos du Roy is a family owned 20-hectare estate.  Their Fronsac is aged for 12 months in French oak (30% new).  The wine has a fine structure and a wealth of succulent, ripe dark-berried fruit.
 
2015 Châteaumar, Cuveé Vincent Syrah $17
The Vincent is made from 50+ year old Syrah vines growing on two parcels bordering Châteauneuf-du-Pape.  This vineyard is completely sustainably farmed.  The wine is rich and dark with aromas of blackberries, blueberries, and dark spices. Sultry black pepper and black cherry fruit appear on the palate, swirling with earthy notes.

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.

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but still want to try new and interesting wines?

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Sign up for Madrona Wines Monthly, our Wine Club where each month we pick unique selections from the hundreds of wines we taste each month. You get:

  • A hand-picked selection of intriguing wines waiting to be discovered
  • A ready supply of delicious wines just waiting for a pull of the cork
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We have several wine club levels to suit your palette and pocket:

Everyday Exploration:

Good quality wines that don’t require a special occasion. This club gives you wine for good, everyday drinking. These selections from all over the world are meant to go with food. If you buy two or three bottles a week at the grocery store, we promise you that you’ll drink better with this club! Pick your favorites and come back for more. Your choice of either six or twelve bottles a month. Choices all red, all white or 50%/50% or 60%/40% or rosés in the summer.
6 bottle selection: $50-$75 plus tax — 12 bottle selection: $ 100-$150 plus tax

Saturday Night Collection:

Classic samplings from around the world. It could be a new Cabernet from Walla Walla, or an old Barolo from the Piedmont, but they all will be excellent wines that represent their place and style. We’ll pick from some of the most exciting wine we find each month. Take our choice or tell us your preferences, and we’ll hand pick to your interest.
3 bottle selection: $75-$ 135 plus tax — 6 bottle selection: $150-$170 plus tax

3M All Week Mix:

The 3M All Week Mix offers two bottles from the Saturday Night Collection and four bottles from the Everyday Exploration so you have bottles for special occasions and bottles for every day.
6 bottle selection: $110 – $120 plus tax

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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.

Weekend Wines

It looks like we have a long stretch of grey and damp here in Madrona, but we have some wines in store that will make the clouds part.

Saturday we are tasting our way through some Italian Varietals that have a bit more going on than first meets the eye.
2015 Vinicola Nera, La Novella Sondrio  $15
80% Nebbiolo, 20% Chardonnay
2016 Francesco Boschis,  Freisa  $ 16
2015 Francesco Boschis,  Dolcetto  Dogliani  $16
2016 Ansitz Waldgries, Santa Maddalena  $ 22
92% Schiava, 8% Lagrein
2011 Tenuta Col Sandago, Wildebacher  $26

Sunday we’ll be pouring two good value reds to drive away the damp and take the chill off the bones. Shake off the blues and stop on in for a sip or two.

2016 Domaine Brunely, Ventoux  $10
50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 20% Carignan
A great value Ventoux with notes of  blackberries and  blueberries with chalky,  peppery spice.

2015 Torre Raone, Lucanto  $13
Montepulciano d’ Abruzzo
A richer than usual Montepulciano with flavors and soft fruit red berries such as blackberry, raspberry, black cherry and plum.

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.

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Saturday, January 20th, 2pm

This Saturday we are tasting our way through some Italian Varietals that have a bit more going on than first meets the eye.  Open your I’s and come join us.

2015 Vinicola Nera, La Novella Sondrio  $15
80% Nebbiolo, 20% Chardonnay
The Nera winery started in 1940.  This Lombardy winery makes this unique white made from red and white grapes.  It has a fruity and intense aroma, typical of Nebbiolo grapes, and a dry taste with hints of exotic fruit, that is very savory and persistent.

2016 Francesco Boschis, Freisa  $16
Mario Boschis manages his estate in Dogliani with his two sons Paolo and Marco. This estate is completely family run and, apart from the family members, there are no employees.  The family prefers to keep their property small and to concentrate on the vineyards which they organically farm.  The Fresia is fresh and pleasant with violet, strawberry, and rose aromas. The taste is dry, round, with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

2015 Francesco Boschis, Dolcetto  Dogliani  $16
Boschis’ vineyards stand at 550 meters above sea level at an ideal altitude for Dolcetto. This variety prefers this even climate and mainly calcareous soil.  The wine is dry and intense delivering wonderfully earthy flavors in addition to the classic red fruit. Dark red berries, iron, smoke and leather all inform the superb finish.

2016 Ansitz Waldgries, Santa Maddalena  $22
92% Schiava, 8% Lagrein
Santa Maddalena is the name for wines made in the Alto Adige around Bolzano. Santa Maddalena’s fragrant, light red wines are widely viewed as among the finest the Trentino-Alto Adige region has to offer.  The Waldries seduces by the gust of Mediterranean scents that spread in the glass once poured; brings to mind images of palm trees, olive trees and fig trees in a setting extraordinary dominated by the Dolomites.

2011 Tenuta Col Sandago, Wildebacher  $26
The hillsides of Tenuta Col Sandago contain the only 3.5 hectares of Wildbacher Nero existing in the world.  While Wildbacher Nero is undrinkable at first, after three years of aging in barrels and tonneaux it reveals a tannic flavor and special initial nuances. After five years, although still young, it offers a splendid red having an intense aroma with notes of berries, herbs and sweet spices and an elegant, vigorous flavor. This dark red has enveloping aromas, with hints of wild berries, aromatic herbs and sweet spices. The taste is elegant and vigorous together, well-structured and tannic, with a good acidity in the finish.  It is great to drink now or lay it down.

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.

Tasting Highlights

Saturday, January 6th our tasting theme was: Bodegas Garzón: Wines of Uruguay – and fun was had!

In a surprise, we had the importer AND the US Brand Ambassador for Bodegas Garzón on hand.

Mele (the Brand Ambassador) is originally from Uruguay and provided lots of interesting facts about both the winery and her country. And she shared the news that Wine Enthusiast named Garzón’s Tannat Single Vineyard (91pts) as a Top 10 Editor’s Choice. Congratulations.

Next time you are in the shop – think Uruguay!

Northwest Specials

Saturday, January 13th, 2pm

 It’s January and we started looking around for some good deals to quench our post-holiday thirst.  We didn’t have to look too far.  This Saturday we are pouring five wines from the Pacific Northwest that all have special pricing to ease the pain when the Visa bill arrives.  Swing by and slurp up some great values.
 
2015 Kestrel Viognier  $12
Aromas  of lychee, apple, pear, citrus, flowers and rose water.  The flavors echo the aromas, bright fruit with a touch or restraint.  A touch of sweetness is noticeable at first but the high acidity cuts through the viscosity and makes the wine nice and crisp.
Was $20 now $12

2014 J Meuret, Les Chenes Pinot Noir $18
What looks like a French Burgundy is actually an Oregon Pinot from the Maison Bleu folks.  The vineyard is in Hood River.  The wine has aromas of boysenberry, pipe tobacco, fresh morels, cedar and rose petals.  The flavors are of black cherry, anise, red currant, fine grain tannins and a balanced acidity.
Was $45 now $18…don’t ask, just buy it while you can at this price.

2014 Maison Bleue Metis  $15
55% Syrah, 33% Grenache, 16% Mourvèdre
A well balanced red blend from Prosser that  opens with red cherry, rose petals and smoked pork shoulder. This leads to deep flavors of black tea, black cherry, coffee grounds and baking spices. The wine is polished and has a wonderful texture, showing nice opulence from the warm vintage.
Was $30 now $15

2012 Kestrel Sangiovese  $12
This wine is garnet in color with deep red accents at its margins. It possesses aromas of dark chocolate, red cherries, cassis, pomegranate, oak, and dried herbs. On the palate it is extremely well balanced. The fruit flavors are mixed with notes of vanilla, cedar and toast. 
Was $20 now $12

2013 Saviah Cellars, Cabernet Franc  $20
A Walla Walla wine that we got a great deal on — this Cabernet Franc opens with earthy aromas of nutmeg and fresh cracked pepper and bright cherry and bramble berry notes. Supple, well textured tannins support the flavors of red fruit, anise, and blackberry. Smooth barrel spice influences and lively acidity fill the palate and lead to a spice-dusted raspberry finish. 
Was $30 now $20

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.

Malvirà Wine Lunch at Cascina Spinasse


Malvirà Wine Lunch
at Cascina Spinasse

Tuesday, January 16th
Noon to 2pm
3-courses with wine
$55 per person (+ tax & gratuity)

Malvirà was established in the 1950s by Giuseppe Damonte, in Roero in the Piedmont region. Today, Malvirà’s wines are made from their Estate fruit, organically farmed on 104 acres across 6 vineyards. They are one of the most ardent proponents of the Arneis grape. Arneis needs careful farming. According to Massimo Damonte, who oversees viticulture at the Estate, the secret to great Arneis lies in old vines. The average age of Malvirà’s Arneis is 40‐50 years old. Vine age helps to inhibit yields, allowing the plant to channel more of its energy into higher quality fruit. In addition to Arneis, Malvirà grows Favorita, Roero (100% Nebbiolo), Barbera, and Birbet.

We’ll be pairing Malvirà’s great wines with Spinassse’s incredible food. We’ll be pouring:

Sparkling Arneis

2015 Langhe Favorita

2010 Roero Rosso

2013 San Michele Barbera d’Alba

2006 San Guglielmo Langhe Rosso

Renesium Passito (mostly Arneis)

Call {206} 251-7673 for a reservation

Cascina Spinasse
1531 14th Ave.
Seattle WA 98122

 

Wines For The New Year

The New Year is upon us, so it’s time to try some new wines! Saturday is all wines from Bodegas Garzón in Uruguay. Here’s the lineup:

2016 Garzón  Albariño Reserve  $16
2015 Garzón Cabernet Franc Reserve  $19.
2015 Garzón Marselan Reserve  $19
2015 Garzón Tannat Reserve  $19
2015 Garzón Tannat Single Vineyard  $29

Come Sunday we are back to the Old World with an Italian Rosé and a French Red.

2016 Castel Sallegg Legrein Rosé  $12
Notes of raspberry, strawberry, jam, and roast coffee. It is full on the palate, with a fine, well-integrated acidity, a good structure with a pleasant mellowness and a good length. 13% alcohol by volume. Was $17, Now $12

2015 Vidal-Fleury Ventoux  $14
60% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 10% Mourvedre
A Syrah-heavy Southern Rhone Red with fresh berries and spice. Full bodied, ripe and fresh on the palate, driven by berry fruit.

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.

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