2015 Rosell Mir, Cava El Serralet Brut Nature $16
Macabeu and Parellada
Rosell Mir is a long-standing family estate in Penedes. Their zero-dosage Cava sees two years of aging before release. It has fresh aromas of white fruit and floral notes. The wine is elegant, fresh and light with persistent string and bubbles. The clean aftertaste is good, well integrated.
2016 Rosell Mer, Pla de la Creu $13
A fresh white wine made from the Xarel-lo grape (one of the three grapes of the traditional Cava). This wine has many notes of ripe citrus fruit with a hint of almonds and herbs.
2016 Domaine de Montvac Cotes du Rhone Rosé $15
Founded in 1860, Domaine de Montvac has been passed from mother to daughter for the past three generations. Cecile Dusserre, being the latest and a mother of three daughters of her own, stands a good chance of carrying on tradition. Ninety-five percent of Domaine de Montvac’s wines are planted in terroirs with Vacqueyras AOC or Gigondas AOC status. Their Rosé comes from the youngest vines. The wine has 50% Grenache for its roundness and finesse, 20% Syrah for structure, and 30% Mourvèdre for power and aromatic persistence.
2014 Domaine Thillardon, Moulin a Vent $24
This organic Gamay is made by two brothers with small holdings throughout Beaujolais “Bright violet. Smoke-accented dark berries, candied licorice and a hint of candied lavender on the deeply perfumed nose. Sappy and focused on the palate, offering chewy boysenberry and bitter cherry flavors that show no rough edges and take a sweeter turn on the back half. In an ample but energetic style, finishing sweet, floral and very long, delivering building tannins and a hint of smoked meat.”
2013 Domaine de Montvac, Vaqueyras Complicité $22
50% Grenache, 50% Mourvèdre
A small lot blend from Domaine de Montvac. It is uncommon to see these two
varietals blended in these percentages. It is an amazingly complex powerhouse. Only 80 cases were made.
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.