Vive la France

It looks to be nice and toasty this weekend here in Madrona, but don’t sweat it.  If the temperature gets to high we’ll be hanging out with the A/C on.  We are also celebrating Bastille Day, the World Cup and the artist reception for our new show “Past Experiences” by Marc Wenet.  Plenty of reasons to stop on by.

Saturday we are celebrating Bastille Day with a lineup of liberating French wine.
2016 Domaine Jean Vullien, Jacqère $14
2016 Domaine Vigneau Chevreau, Vouvray sec Cuvee Silex $22
2017 Château de Pampelon Cotes de Provence Rosé $20
2017 Domaine du Prieurè, Hautes Cotes du Beaune $19
2016 Domaine Jean Vullien, Mondeuse “St Jean de la Porte’ $16

Sunday, we are turning Bastille Day into Bastille Weekend as we continue pouring French wines and celebrate or drown tears at the outcome of Sunday’s finals match against Croatia. We’ll start in Savoie and end up in Sud Oest and be pouring all day from 11 to 5.
2017 Viallet Savoie Rosé $13
Gamay
This crisp Savoie Rosé with aromas of red fruits (strawberries, red currants) is fresh and intense, with spicy notes on the finish. 12% alcohol by volume
2015 Philémon Jurançon Noir $13
Jurançon Noir is an old variety local to the southwest of France. According to Jancis Robinson, it is a cross between Folle Blanche and Cot (Malbec).The bottles are sealed with a crown cap for no reason other than the wine maker had the bottle handy. Dark rustic and a bit funky but delicious at a summer BBQ. Organic.  13% alcohol by volume

And Sunday is the opening for our new art show “Past Experiences” by Marc Wenet.  Stop by from 3pm to 5 pm and meet the Artist and check out the new show. 

Madrona Wine Merchants offers free wine tastings featuring 4-5 selections on a theme every Saturday from 2pm until the bottles run out and on Sunday we offer a mini-tasting of two wines all day from 11-5pm.

French Wine For Bastille Day

Saturday we are celebrating Bastille Day with a lineup of liberating French wine. Stop by to commemorate the revolution or just get ready for Sunday’s World Cup Match against Croatia.

2016 Domaine Jean Vullien, Jacqère $14
Domaine Jean Vullien is run by Jean and his two sons in the Combe de Savoie where they work 69 acres of hillside vines. Though the Vulliens have been making wine for over 40 years, the family is perhaps best known as a leader in the vine nursery business, providing young vines to growers throughout France. Their 100% Jacquère is grown on soils of dark Jurassic limestone and black marl with a pebbly topsoil layer of scree. The wine is light, mineral and brightly acidic with notes of alpine flowers and citrus. Enjoy with fondue or mountain cheeses.

2016 Domaine Vigneau Chevreau, Vouvray sec Cuvee Silex $22
Chenin Blanc
Located in the heart of the Vouvray, this family run winery has grown with five generations, thus steadily expanding from 5 to 33 acres. In 1995 they switched to Bio-dynamic farming practices. This crisp Vouvray has a mineral character, along with a fruity undertone. The wine has aromas of apple, pear and citrus fruit; ample and round on the palate, and slightly off-dry, but the sweetness is balanced by its natural acidity.

2017 Château de Pampelon Cotes de Provence Rosé $20
Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Tibouren
This 17th century Château borders the Riviera beach of the same name near Saint Tropez. The estate has been in the Gasquet-Pascaud family since 1840, when it was purchased by Gasquet ancestor André Folco, treasurer for Napoléon III. The current proprietor of this beautiful 400-acre Domaine is Edgar Pascaud, and his daughter Marie directs the winemaking. In addition to the classic rosé of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah, Pampelonne also uses Tibouren in the blend. This ancient Greek variety, now unique to this area of France, is valued for the aromatic intensity it lends to some of Provence’s finest rosés. Young strawberries, apricot, and hints of nectarine on the nose are met with minerality and white stone fruit on the palate. Perfectly crisp and balanced with zippy acidity that will last ’til sunset.

2017 Domaine du Prieurè, Hautes Cotes du Beaune $19
The vineyards for Prieuré’s Hautes Cotes are located on the east facing wooded slopes above the famous villages of Pommard, Volnay and Meursault, with iron rich soils, which gives them some of the character and elegance of the grander village wines grown on the slopes below. Generally aged for a shorter time in barrel, this makes them more approachable and easier drinking when young. The Hautes cotes has fresh red fruit aromas, and a firm flavor, accentuated by good acidity and very present tannins. It is a great value Burgundy.

2016 Domaine Jean Vullien, Mondeuse “St Jean de la Porte” $16
Vullien’s St-Jean de la Porte is made from 100% Mondeuse grown on the dark Jurassic limestone and black marl soils of Savoie. The grapes come from 16 acres of sustainably farmed vines. All grapes are de-stemmed and after fermentation the wine is aged in 100% French oak barrels for 12 months. The resultant wine is wonderfully complex with bright floral and spice notes to compliment the fresh red and black fruit flavors.

Madrona Wine Merchants offers free wine tastings featuring 4-5 selections on a theme every Saturday from 2pm until the bottles run out and on Sunday we offer a mini-tasting of two wines all day from 11-5pm.

Marc Wenet Artist Reception

& Wine Tasting

Sunday, April 15th, 3-5pm

Come meet Marc Wenet and view his show, Past Experiences — and try a couple of wines.

Madrona Wine Merchants offers free wine tastings featuring 4-5 selections on a theme every Saturday from 2pm until the bottles run out and on Sunday we offer a mini-tasting of two wines all day from 11-5pm.

Bring On The Blanc

Summer has officially arrived here in Madrona (even though the weekend gets ushered in with a few clouds and a bit of a breeze).  With the warm weather we are turning our thoughts to some lighter wines for the season.  Sure, you can always fall back on Rosé, but break out of the mold and drink a few refreshing and unusual white wines. This weekend we have a packed line up of perfect contenders.  No Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Gris here.  You may or may not have heard of any of them before, but they are sure to delight the palate. Come check them out.

Saturday, we drink through Hungary, Portugal, Sicily, and Friuli.
2016 Château Pajzos, Furmint  $13
2016 Quinta do Pinto Lasso Branco  $13
50% Arinto, 50% Fernão Pires
2016 Caravaglio Malvasia  $20
2016 Murgo, Etna Bianco  $18
70% Carricante, 30% Cataratto
2016 Muzic Collio  $16
Ribolla Gialla

Sunday, we are back with two more (one from Burgundy & one another from Sicily) to help beat the warm weather.  The temperatures are supposed to climb back up into the 80’s this next week so come stock up.
2013 Vignerons de Buxy, Bourgogne Aligoté  $9
A very fresh wine, usually with a pale gold color with bright glints. The nose opens with floral and fresh fruity hints. It is soft and aromatic in the mouth. It often has white floral and hazelnut aromas. Its liveliness and its slight citrus flavor pairs well with the saltiness of oysters of seafood as well as with goat cheese.
2017 Branciforti Catarratto  $10
Fresh and aromatic Catarratto, grown within the area of Trapani, under constant ventilation from the Mediterranean Sea, reveals a pleasant acidity that enhances the elegance and smell. The palate with light hints of peach blossoms and wisteria, reserving, in the final, delicate notes of aniseed.

Madrona Wine Merchants offers free wine tastings featuring 4-5 selections on a theme every Saturday from 2pm until the bottles run out and on Sunday we offer a mini-tasting of two wines all day from 11-5pm.

White Wines for Warm Weather

Saturday, July 7th,2pm

Everyone knows Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris but we’ll have none of those today. There are so many other interesting white wine grapes in the shop that fail to get the attention they deserve. This weekend we are pouring a packed line up of refreshing and unusual white wines. We think they will surprise your palate how differently delicious they are.

2016 Château Pajzos, Furmint $13
This dry Hungarian white is made from Furmint, the grape traditionally used to make Tokaji a sweet dessert wine. The bright, fresh and zesty flavors range from grapefruit to apricot with notes of nuts, minerals, and spice. The Furmint has aspects that remind one of Viognier, Pinot Gris, and Sauvignon Blanc, yet it is a unique wine. Its flavors are as appealing as they are original.
11.5% alcohol by volume

2016 Quinta do Pinto Lasso Branco $13
50% Arinto, 50% Fernão Pires
From Lisboa, Portugal, this white blend is raised on clay-limestone soil, originally from the Jurassic period, with clayey and loamy texture. The wine is vibrant, intense and fresh with intense and exuberant aroma of flowers and tropical fruits. In the mouth it has presence and volume. It is creamy, the Fernão Pires gives tropical and white fruits notes, combined with the citric notes from the Arinto. 13.5% alcohol by volume

2016 Caravaglio Malvasia $20
From the Aeolian island of Salina near Sicily in southern Italy. Grown on volcanic soils, this is made of 100% Malvasia Bianco and is vinified completely dry. Exotic and intensely perfumed, this wine opens with vibrant lychee, pineapple and honeysuckle notes on the nose and leads to a salty, lean, mineral palate that speaks of its island origins. 12.5% alcohol by volume

2016 Murgo, Etna Bianco $18
70% Carricante, 30% Cataratto
From the slopes of the volcano, this white blend is fermented and aged in stainless steel to preserve the crisp acidity and juicy freshness a proper Etna Bianco must have. The high acid of Caricante is balanced by the softness of texture of the Catarratto, yielding a gorgeously pristine and elegant Bianco. 12.5% alcohol by volume

2016 Muzic Collio $16
Ribolla Gialla
Muzic is a beautiful white from the Collio region in northern Italy. It is left to rest in steel on lees for four months to develop body and character. Addictive, its delicate floral and fruity aromas cross with a beautiful citrus and citrine vein. 13% alcohol by volume

Madrona Wine Merchants offers free wine tastings featuring 4-5 selections on a theme every Saturday from 2pm until the bottles run out and on Sunday we offer a mini-tasting of two wines all day from 11-5pm.

Stock Up For The 4th

Just a reminder that we are closed Monday and Tuesday as per our regular schedule, but this week we are also closed Wednesday, July 4th.

Saturday, we have some Summer Favorites
from Spain, France and Italy
.
2017 Avinyo Petillant Blanc  $16
2016 La Rabotine Sancere  $22
2017 L’ermitage, Costieres de Nimes Rosé  $12

2016 Lucchetti, Lacrima di Morro d’ Alba  $11
2016 Domaine Durban, Gigondas  $30

Sunday, July 1st is Canada Day and
we are pouring two wines at $12. Mark will explain how our neighbors to the north celebrate.
2013 Parejas Wysling Marsanne $12
A full-bodied dry wine with aromas of nuts, white peach and spiced pears which all contribute to richly layered flavors that coat the palate with weighty texture and a lengthy mouthfeel. 103 cases made. 13.5% alcohol by volume. Was $15 now $12
2017 Chateau Rivière Minervois $12
Syrah, Grenache
A smooth and dark Languedoc red with notes of macerated cherries, black currants, raspberries lingering with white pepper spice, garden herbs and soft tannins.

Madrona Wine Merchants offers free wine tastings featuring 4-5 selections on a theme every Saturday from 2pm until the bottles run out and on Sunday we offer a mini-tasting of two wines all day from 11-5pm.

Summer Favorites

from Spain, France and Italy

Saturday, June 30th, 2pm

The 4th of July is quickly approaching so it is time to stock the cellar and the coolers with wines for the weekend, the holiday and beyond.  Stop by the shop and have a taste of what we’ll be drinking in the coming months.  The shop will be closed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this next week so think ahead for Independence Day.
 
2017 Avinyo Petillant Blanc  $16
70% Muscat, 20% Macabeo, 10% Xarel-lo
This Petillant is a vi d’agulla, the Catalan name for prickly wine. This vibrant and refreshing wine is the traditional summertime quaffer of the Penedès region of Catalonia.  Bright honeysuckle and almond aromas are followed by a bracingly dry palate, with flavors of lemon peel and a faint brininess.  10.5% alcohol by volume
 
2016 La Rabotine Sancere  $22
Sauvignon Blanc
The vines for the Rabotine average 45 years, grown on a bed of broken limestone mingled with flint. Fermented in steel by way of natural yeasts, no malo and no acidifying agents; it is organic to-the-bone. It spends 8 months on its lees.  The wine is a toothbrush of wet stones cutting through lemon-lime citrus with a dust of smoke and white flower; there’s enough texture and weight to connect the big aroma to the lime-green pucker finish.  12.5% alcohol by volume
 
2017 L’ermitage, Costieres de Nimes Rosé  $12
50% Grenache, 25% Syrah, 25% Mourvèdre
A great little southern French Rosé with vibrant sour cherry-like acidity and delicate body make this dry rosé an especially invigorating thirst-quencher. Crisply concentrated with wild strawberry and raspberry flavors, it’s silken yet spry, adapting seamlessly from poolside to the dinner table.
 
2016 Lucchetti, Lacrima di Morro d’ Alba  $11
The Luchetti makes its yearly appearance at the shop.  From the Marche region of Italy, this Lacrima di Morro has a big floral quality and a little salinity from the salt air of the Adriatic Sea. Distinct and delicious
 
2016 Domaine Durban, Gigondas  $30
70% Grenache, 30% Syrah
Durban’s vineyard on the limestone upper slopes of the Dentelles de Montmirail tends toward a high-flying, pure style. The wine is robust, spicy and herbaceous.

Madrona Wine Merchants offers free wine tastings featuring 4-5 selections on a theme every Saturday from 2pm until the bottles run out and on Sunday we offer a mini-tasting of two wines all day from 11-5pm.

Stock Up For Your Pride Parties!

While a big chuck of the city is walking or watching this year’s Pride Parade, I’m behind the counter with what you need for your pride celebration in all hues – red, white, pink, bubbles, cider, vermouth, stickies (and the English say). Stop on in, we are open until 5PM.

Madrona Wine Merchants offers free wine tastings featuring 4-5 selections on a theme every Saturday from 2pm until the bottles run out and on Sunday we offer a mini-tasting of two wines all day from 11-5pm.

Weekend Challenge

The clouds are supposed to part this weekend in Madrona.  Just in time to start two great days of wine tasting at the shop.

Saturday, we have an exciting line up of Organic Wines from France, Spain and Columbia Gorge.
2015 Rosell Mir, Cava El Serralet Brut Nature  $16
2016 Rosell Mer, Pla de la Creu  $13
2017 Le Double Trouble, Grenache Rosé, Columbia Gorge $18

2014 Domaine Thillardon, Moulin á Vent  $24
2013 Domaine de Montvac, Vaqueyras Complicité  $22

Sunday, we have a match up in the World Wine Cup.  Austria vs. Spain as the two wines compete for best value.
2014 Holzer, Wagram Gruner Veltliner $9
Fuller and fruitier style of Gruner Veltliner, with big flavors of green apples, peach, grapefruit, and spice.  12% alcohol by volume. Was $12 now $9
2015 Monteabellon, Avaniel Ribera del Duero   $10
Tempranillo
Surprisingly complex and spicy, the wine has an attractive nose of spice box, blueberry and blackberry. This is followed by a medium-bodied wine with a supple texture. Was $12 now $10

Madrona Wine Merchants offers free wine tastings featuring 4-5 selections on a theme every Saturday from 2pm until the bottles run out and on Sunday we offer a mini-tasting of two wines all day from 11-5pm.

Organic Summer

Warm Weather Wines

from Catalonia, Beaujolais and the Rhone

Saturday, June 23rd, 2pm

2015 Rosell Mir, Cava El Serralet Brut Nature  $16
Macabeu and Parellada
Rosell Mir is a long-standing family estate in Penedes.  Their zero-dosage Cava sees two years of aging before release.  It has fresh aromas of white fruit and floral notes. The wine is elegant, fresh and light with persistent string and bubbles. The clean aftertaste is good, well integrated. 
 
2016 Rosell Mer,  Pla de la Creu  $13
Xarel-lo
A fresh white wine made from the Xarel-lo grape (one of the three grapes of the traditional Cava). This wine has many notes of ripe citrus fruit with a hint of almonds and herbs.

2016 Domaine de Montvac Cotes du Rhone Rosé  $15
Founded in 1860, Domaine de Montvac has been passed from mother to daughter for the past three generations. Cecile Dusserre, being the latest and a mother of three daughters of her own, stands a good chance of carrying on tradition. Ninety-five percent of Domaine de Montvac’s wines are planted in terroirs with Vacqueyras AOC or Gigondas AOC status. Their Rosé comes from the youngest vines. The wine has 50% Grenache for its roundness and finesse, 20% Syrah for structure, and 30% Mourvèdre for power and aromatic persistence.
 
2014 Domaine Thillardon, Moulin a Vent  $24
This organic Gamay is made by two brothers with small holdings throughout Beaujolais “Bright violet. Smoke-accented dark berries, candied licorice and a hint of candied lavender on the deeply perfumed nose. Sappy and focused on the palate, offering chewy boysenberry and bitter cherry flavors that show no rough edges and take a sweeter turn on the back half. In an ample but energetic style, finishing sweet, floral and very long, delivering building tannins and a hint of smoked meat.”
 
2013 Domaine de Montvac, Vaqueyras Complicité  $22
50% Grenache, 50% Mourvèdre
A small lot blend from Domaine de Montvac.   It is uncommon to see these two
varietals blended in these percentages. It is an amazingly complex powerhouse. Only 80 cases were made.

Madrona Wine Merchants offers free wine tastings featuring 4-5 selections on a theme every Saturday from 2pm until the bottles run out and on Sunday we offer a mini-tasting of two wines all day from 11-5pm.

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