We have Easter Sunday and April Fool’s Day this weekend in Madrona, but here at the wine shop we aren’t fooling around. We’re pouring French wines all weekend. It’s a festive, frolicking welcome to spring. Bring your bunny and hop on in and join us.
Saturday we’ll be tasting:
2016 Brunel de la Gardine, Cotes du Rhone Blanc $12
2016 Patient Cottat, Sancerre Anciennes Vignes $23
2017 Château de Campuget Rosé $11
2014 Brulieres de Beychevelle, Haut Medoc $20
2015 Chateau Pesquie, Quintessence Rouge $22
Sunday the fun continues:
2014 Château Ducasse Graves Blanc $15
60% Semillon, 40% Sauvignon Blanc
This mineral streaked Grave comes from 40-year-old vines. The Sauvignon Blanc brings aromas of pineapple, citrus and white flowers while the Semillon adds complexity and roundness. It is tangy, with savory notes backed by a core of bitter citrus and followed by a crisp finish. 12.5% alcohol by volume. Was $17 now $15
2014 Saint Roch Lirac $12
50% Grenache, 30% Mourvedre, 20% Syrah
A smooth and supple Southern Rhone red with Garrigue notes, plumy fruit and smooth tannins.
Madrona Wine Merchants offers free wine tastings featuring 4-5 selections on a theme every Saturday from 2pm until the bottles run out and on Sunday we offer a mini-tasting of two wines all day from 11-5pm.