Archive for January 9, 2016

Malbec Mania!

Sunday, January 10th, 11-5

Join us Sunday for MALBEC MANIA – a smackdown tasting with two Malbecs, one from the feisty French, the other from the cunning Chileans. We’ll be posting the score throughout the day. Come vote with your wallet.

 

2012 Les Fiefs d’Anglars Malbec    ($10)
Vin de Pays du Lot
A great value Malbec from Cahors with good full fruit and scents of red and black fruit, pepper and spices.12.5% alcohol by volume

 

 

2013 Echeverria Gran Reserva    ($12)
Malbec
A Chilean Malbec that sets itself off from its Argentinian neighbors. Full and soft plummy fruit, with violet aromas and a smooth round finish.

 

 

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 Wanderings

The morning fog is burning off and turning into sunshine here in Madrona.  It’s a perfect afternoon for a walk through the forest.

Saturday at 2pm, we’ll be walking through the wines of Ginkgo Forest Winery, a Washington estate on Waluke Slope.  The wines are full of varietal character and reasonably priced.  You can imagine the breeze through the trees while you taste the vines.  We’ll be trying their:

Botanical White Blend (33% Viognier, 33% Riesling, 33% Gewuztraminer)
Sangiovese
Malbec
Coalesce Red
(34% Grenache, 33% Mourvèdre, 33% Syrah)
Melange de la Forêt  (42% Carmenere, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Cabernet Franc)

Sunday it’s MALBEC MANIA – a smackdown tasting with two Malbecs, one from the feisty French, the other from the cunning Chileans.  It is the perfect sport for after the Seahawks.

2012 Les Fiefs d’Anglars Malbec $10
Vin de Pays du Lot
A great value Malbec from Cahors with good full fruit and scents of red and black fruit, pepper and spices.

2013 Echeverria Gran Reserva  $12
Malbec
A Chilean Malbec that sets itself off from its Argentinian neighbors.  Full and soft plummy fruit, with violet aromas and a smooth round finish.

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.

Ginkgo Forest Winery,

Saturday, January 8th, 2pm

Ginkgo Forest’s vineyard and winery are located on the Wahluke Slope one of Washington’s great AVAs.  The winery is named for the ginkgo trees that millions of years ago covered that area of eastern Washington.   Now grapes thrive where there once was forest.   Stop by this Saturday as we pour a line up their intriguing wines.   You can imagine the breeze through the trees while you taste the vines.  These wines seem to clean up the medals at the local taste offs.
 
2013 Ginkgo Botanical Series White Blend, Estate, Wahluke Slope $18
33% Viognier, 33% Riesling, 33% Gewuztraminer
Wonderful floral notes on the nose bringing your senses to a cleaver zing of spices and pleasing acidity. Clean stone fruit and honeydew melon flow into a ripe pineapple experience. Try it with salads, shrimp, shellfish of all sorts, sturgeon or any white fish. BRONZE – North Central Washington Wine Awards
 
2010 Sangiovese, Estate, Wahluke Slope $15
Aroma and flavors of plum, pomegranate, cranberry, and spice. BEST BUY OF ITALIAN REDS – Wine Press NW, 2013 • BRONZE – Great Northwest Wines, 2013
 
2012 Malbec, Estate, Wahluke Slope $20
Aromas of blueberry, plum and violets. Fabulous balance of fruit, tannin and acidity. The flavors roll from blackberries and dark plums to a floral/herbal note of violets and lavender. The well-heeled mouth feel brings a light note of vanilla to the finish. Try this versatile wine with grilled (or plumb) duck, steak, pasta Bolognese, roast turkey, Mexican style chicken mole.   GOLD – North Central Washington Wine awards.
 
2011 Coalesce Red, Estate, Wahluke Slope $26
34% Grenache, 33% Mourvèdre, 33% Syrah
A delightful Rhone Blend. Grenache dominant with soft spiced berry flavors. Mourvèdre adds earthy notes and deep color. Syrah brings structure with black pepper and olives. GOLD – North Central Wine Awards, 2014
 
2013 Melange de la Forêt Red Blend $24
42% Carmenere, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Cabernet Franc
A carnival of fruit with floral notes on the nose. Flavors of Rubrum Lilly, hibiscus, spices and a light cocoa afterglow. Pleasant, smooth tannins holding on just enough to reach the lovely finish. Wonderful as an aperitif wine or enjoy with Filet Mignon, Osso Bucco, or a nice pot roast. SILVER – North Central Washington Wine Awards

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.

Start the New Year Right

2016 has arrived!  And to start the year off right, this weekend we’ll be pouring some delicious wines to get the year going on the right foot.

Saturday We’ve got some great values from the Loire, Sicily, Rioja and the Piedmont, and we have a nice lazy weekend to enjoy them in.

2014 Pichot, Coteau de la Biche, Vouvray Sec  $13
Chenin Blanc
This wine is warm, rounded and packed with fruit. Baked apple and spice are combined with almond and honey flavors. The wine is dry, very fresh while also concentrated and dense.

2010 Valle dell ‘Acate Cerasuolo di Vitoria  $15
70% Nero d’Avola, 30% Frappato
Sicily’s only DOCG, the Cerasuolo has scents of mature blackberry and raspberry with notes of soft spices like licorice and cacao.  The flavors are soft and velvety. The tannins are balanced.  The wine is addictive, and now on deal.  Was $23 now $15

2005 Leza Garcia Rioja Alta Reserva  $16
Tempranillo
The wine is aged for 24 months in a combination of American and French oak barrels followed by an additional 5 years of bottle. It has a rich and elegant nose. On the palate it is complex with well-rounded ripe red fruit flavors, and has a lingering deeply fruity finish. Was $20 now $16

2010 Pasquale Pelissero. Bricco San Giuliano Barbaresco  $30
A family estate, single-vineyard Barbaresco that comes from an 8-hectare parcel of 25-year-old vines at about 400 meters above sea level.  The wine is aged for 2 years (90 % in large botte and 10% in New French barrels)  The wine has plum, cherry, licorice and leather notes on a broad frame. It is tight and dense, with a lingering, fresh finish and dusty tannins.

Sunday we’ll be have two Rhône Reds to compare and contrast.

2012 Pasquiers Côtes du Rhône    $10
Grenache, Syrah
Gluggable but serious, full of red berry fruit which makes it so seductive and easy to drink but alongside this beguiling fruit lurks a beautiful floral note and a sophisticated garrigue, herbal finish.

2012 Michel Gassier Cercius Vieilles Vignes Visan  $15
85% Grenache, 15% Syrah
Made from 80+ year vines the Cercius has dark berries and wood smoke lifted by a spicy element. It finishes with gentle tannins and subtle anise and cola qualities.

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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