It is a perfect Juneuary day here in Madrona with grey skies and mild temperatures. Perfect weather to taste wines. We have a good line up this weekend so swing by the shop and have a sip.
Saturday we are pouring New Zealand wines from Jules Taylor and her husband George.
2016 The Better Half, Sauvignon Blanc $13
2015 Jules Taylor, Grunier Veltliner $17
2016 Jules Taylor, On The Quiet Pinot Noir Rosé $20
2015 The Better Half Pinot Noir $17
2016 Jules Taylor Pinot Noir $22
Sunday we have a pair of Bordeaux lined up to taste.
2016 Duchesse de Berry, Bordeaux Blanc $12
Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc
Aromas of fresh fruits and flowers. Harmonious on the palate, it will seduce by its freshness and liveliness if consumed young. Soft and slightly fat on the finish. 12.5% alcohol by volume
2015 Château Mayne Vieil, Fronsac $14
A right bank claret showing nice development. A clean, relatively gentle style of Claret with smooth edges showing just a whistle of underlying richness and earthiness.
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.