We got a full dose of wet and grey this week in Madrona plunging us into an Autumn state of mind. This weekend we have a full line up of Rainy Day Reds and Wet Weather Whites to keep away the blues. Don’t forget to take your vitamin D.
Saturday we have some great Languedoc wines from Paul Mas. These are great tasting wines priced for everyday drinking.
Coté Mas, Cremant de Limoux Brut “St Hilaire” $17
2015 Picpoul de Pinet $14
2015 Grenache Syrah Mourvedre $15
2015 Malbec $15
Sunday we are breaking out a pair of South African wines from the Wolftrap. These are a standard stock on our shelves and it is nice to get a chance to revisit them.
2016 Wolftrap Boekenhoutskloof White $10
42% Viognier, 37% Chenin Blanc, 21% Grenache Blanc
This unusual blend of Viognier (spice), Chenin Blanc (melon) and Grenache Blanc (white peach), contributes to an intriguing and harmonious quaffing experience. Components were fermented and aged partially in French oak before blending and bottling.
2015 Wolftrap Boekenhoutskloof Red $10
67% Syrah, 31% Mourvèdre, 2% Viognier
The wine has a spicy profile with ripe black fruit and violets with soft tannins, good density and a just a hint of oak.
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.