Madrona Wines Monthly August Selections.

Join Madrona Wines Monthly and get either six or twelve exciting new finds from our cellar. All wine club members get 10% off our normal price on each selection. 6 bottle selection: $50 – $75 plus tax. 12 bottle selection: $100 – $150 plus tax.

Six Reds

2010 Domain Montmartel Visan Côtes de Rhóne Villages    ($15)
50% Syrah, 50% Grenache
Montmartel is a family run estate in Visan, a village in the Côtes du Rhône. The vineyards are certified Organic. The wine has more Syrah than most Southern Rhônes. Full good fruit, lush body. A big wine from a great vintage. Organic

2009 Château Haut-Colombier Blaye    ($15)
90% Merlot, 10% Cab Franc
Côtes de Bordeaux
30 year old vines aged in 1/3 new oak, all for 15 bucks. Pencil lead, leather and dark fruit. Tasting good now and should get better.

2008 Château Fontaynes Cahors Cuvèe Dorian    ($12)
A packed Malbec from Cahors, with nice fruit up front and a big mouthfeel.

2008 Alighieri Bello Ovile    ($10)
80% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo, 5% Ciliegiolo
Rosso di Toscana
The descendants of Dante, who have been biding their time making beautiful Amarone, Branch out into Tuscany and put out this great deal in a Sangiovese blend. A little tar, a little dry berries, a little licorice.

2010 Rio Madre Rioja    ($10)
The Graciano grape has long been used in Rioja to add a wonderful floral bouquet and complexity to their blends. Rarely is it used on its own. Several years ago we noticed that our estate grown Graciano vineyards, which surround the town of Alfaro, were capable of producing a wine which exemplifies the best that the grape has to offer. The deep, almost opaque color, the exuberant aromas and luscious flavors of blackberries and cherries tell you this is not a Tempranillo. — winemakers note

2008 Eye of the Needle Merlot    ($10)
Columbia Valley
A big bodied Washington Merlot at a little price.

Six Whites

2010 Domaine de Coujan Cépage Rolle    ($10)
Vin de Pays Coteau de Murviel
100% Rolle from south France. Dry, full-bodied.

2010 Southard Columbia Valley White    ($15)
65% Viognier, 35% Roussanne
A big bodied Rhône style white from east of the mountains.

2008 Moulin de Chauvigné Savennières    ($15)
Chenin Blanc
This wine, made a small estate in Rochefort sur Loire, sees no oak and doesn’t undergo malolactic fermentation. It has lots of mineral notes coming from the schist soil, a crisp acidity and a rich and concentrated body with notes of clove and citrus. It is drinking great now and will develop with more age. Was $20 now $15

2006 Kloster Eberbach Steinberger Riesling    ($12)
This semi sweet Riesling has lots of soft spicy fruit loaded with apricot, pear, and apple flavors. Big mouthfeel and a long finish. 9.5% alcohol. Try it with Thai or other spicey Asian food. Was $20 now $12.

2010 Botromagno Gravina    ($10)
60% grecco and 40% Malvasia
A very floral and spicy white for Puglia.

2011 Vingnerons di Grimaud Cuvée du Golfe de Saint Tropez    ($14)
60% Grenache, 20% Cinsault and 10% Carignane
A Provance Rosé that is light in color but full of crisp citrus and tropical flavors.

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