The Pfalz is located between the Rhine river and the low-lying Haardt mountain range in Western Germany. It covers a neat rectangle of land 45 miles long and 15 miles wide. To the north lies Rheinhessen, to the south French Alsace. Here, the Anselmann family has made wine for over 450 years blending family tradition with more modern equipment to make classic styled German wines. This Saturday we’ll be pouring a selection of their wines. They vary from dry to sweet with solid acidity and Pfalz minerality running through out. The alcohol levels are modest and the prices are delicious. There is something for everyone. Come taste the lineup.
2011 Kabinett Halbtrocken Riesling $10
A full and complex Riesling with aromas of sage& lemongrass, lots of ripe peach flavors and a citrusy spicy finish. Normally $15 now $10 13% alcohol by volume
2011 Siegerrebe Spätlese $16
Siegerrebe is a hybred cross between Madeleine Angevine and Gewürztraminer. Ansellmann’s Spätlese shows how well the grape does in the Paltz. The wine is very aromatic with elegant, floral and fruity fragrances reminiscent of roses, mango, passion fruit. 9% alcohol by volume
2010 Morio Muskat $10
A floral lighter German Muskat with a lot of fruity character without being overly sweet. Great with fruit and cheese. 10.5% alcohol by volume
2006 Gewurztraminer Spätlese $14
About as old school German as you can get. The wine has a beautiful golden color with medium sweetness and a FAT body. The wine is fully developed with spicy complexity. It is almost a dessert wine, but more like dessert itself. Drink with fatty cheese or Paté. The tartaric crystals at the bottom are normal. Normally $25 now on deal for $14 10%% alcohol by volume
2010 Riesling Auslese $24
Anselmann’s Auslese has an intense, fruity bouquet reminiscent of grapefruit, oranges, peaches and apricots. It is a terrific wine with impressive intensity, complexity and clarity. Sweet fruit notes and vital acid present themselves very balanced harmony. It is rich with a long lingering finish.
2002 Chardonnay Eiswein $40
This is a true ice wine, where the grapes are picked after they freeze and pressed while the frozen water is separate from the unfrozen sugars. The expressive bouquet is reminiscent of citrus fruits, pears, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, dried fruit and honey. The mouthfeel is opulent and rich. The wine is truly fantastic, packed full of concentrated flavor that goes on and on and on. Normally $65 now $40 7% alcohol by volume
And don’t miss our
Stragglers & Orphan Sale
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Labor Day Weekend
15% off selected wines
Come help us get ready for fall. We tidying up our stock and clearing out a few items that for one reason or another just need to go. These are last bottles or overlooked stock that need to find a glass to call home so we can make way for new wines we want to bring in.
Buy 6 mixed and matched and get another 5% off
Put together a case and get an additional 10% off
You can blend them in with our regularly priced wines to get the discount.
3 days only! Limited Quantities!
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. No matter what day you stop by we always have something open to sample.