It is a sports-filled weekend for Seattle. The Huskies, Sounders and Seahawks will play there games in the rain to poncho wearing crowds. In warmer climes the Yankees and the Astros battle it out to see who goes to the Wolds Series. Here at Madrona Wine we have a full weekend of winners as well. Come shake off the umbrella at the wine shop and taste some great wine.
Saturday, we are tasting some great French wines that are under-noticed in world of wine.
2017 Secret de Berticot, Cotes de Duras $11
2016 Adrien Vacher Mondeuse Cuvee Reservee $13
2017 Château Touril La tour du Touril Angela Rouge Minervois $11
80% Grenache, 20% Syrah
2014 Château Lalande de Gravelong Médoc $17
50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
2015 Château Franc Grâce-Dieu, St. Emilion Grande Cru $32
70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc
Sunday, we cross the border into Italy taking two traditional French grapes with us, from Alto Adage in the north to Sicily in the south,
2016 Castel Sallegg, Sauvignon $12
From Alto Adage — Classic and direct Italian Sauvignon Blanc. Aromas of grapefruit, peach, freshly cut grass, tomato leaves and nettles. It is moderately heavy, juicy and fresh on the palate with a pleasant mellowness and a good length. Was $18 now $12
2015 Alcesti, Admeto Syrah $15
This Sicilian Syrah has a rich and mellow bouquet and notes of wild berries in perfect harmony with spicy hints of black pepper and balsamic notes. It has a generous flavor, with a pleasant tannic, velvety and persistent sensation.
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.