It’s a typical Fall weekend in Madrona. We have a bit of clouds, a bit of sun, some gusts of wind, and of course some showers. Throughout all that we will be pouring some very sunny samplings at the shop all weekend. Stretch the legs and come see what we got.
Saturday is Portugal, and there wines are truly surprising. The Luis Pato wines are not to be missed.
2016 Luis Pato Vinhas Velahs Branco $17
NV Luis Pato Baga Bruto Rosé $15
2015 Casa Santos Lima, Cigarra Tinto $10
2014 Quinta dos Roques, Vinho Tinto $15
2001 Porto Rocha, Colheita 375ml $15 750ml $30
Sunday the sun comes out in Washington state. We’ll be featuring two wines from Jed Steele, made with two unusual Washington varieties.
2014 Shooting Star Aligote $12
The wine is crisp and clean, a wine with a nice balance of fruit and acidity. Flinty, mineral elements mix with a light floral hint on the nose, followed with the suggestion of tart/sweet apple on the palette.
2013 Shooting Star Blue Franc $12
From the Lemberger grape (an odd name sometimes referred to by its ancient name: Blau Frankisch, literally “blue grape from France) this is a very nice wine, full of berry fruit flavors and great color but with little tannin or harshness.
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.