Madrona is grey and cloudy so we are spending the weekend in France. Stop by and find something to brighten your palate.
Saturday we’ll be tasting a Pear Cider from Normandy,a mineral white from Touraine, a Bordeaux from each side of the river and a rich Syrah from the Rhone.
Daufresne, Poire (Perry) Cidre Normandy $12
2016 Domaine Beausejour, Les Grenettes, Touraine Blanc $15
2015 Lamothe Castera, Cuveé Margaux, Bordeaux $15
2011 Clos du Roy, Fronsac $25
2015 Chateaumar, Cuveé Vincent Syrah $17
Sunday Mark will be rolling his R’s with wines from the Rhone and Roussillon.
2015 Château Bizard Blanc d’Amour $13
40% Grenache Blanc, 40% Viognier, 10% Marsanne, 10% Rousanne
A full and resinious Rhone white with lots of pear and apple notes.
2014 Domaine La Vista Grains Mélés $12
Co-fermented Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre
A dry smooth dark Rousillon red with notes of black cherries, plums and layers of spice on the nose. The palate opens up into savory tannins and a chewy finish. Organic. Was $15 now $12
Wednesday January 31st: Plan ahead. St Clouds is having No Corkage Night. Stop by the shop and grab a bottle and head over to dinner.
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.