Saturday the Blue Angels will be booming overhead and the hydroplanes will be throwing rooster tails down on the lake. Meanwhile we’ll be quietly pouring some great deals at the top of the hill in Madrona. We’ll have several wines that are selling at a bit of a discount and a couple of Rosés that are just great deals to begin with. Fly on by and check them out.
2014 Colterenzio Weisshaus $15
This Alto Adige Pinot Bianco Weisshaus is an exceptionally well-made wine that opens to creamy pear, peach and other herbal mountain aromas with great integration. The Weisshaus shows excellent varietal purity with good structure and acidity at the back. Was $22 now $15
2017 Clos des Lumineres L’éclat Rosé $10
40% Cinsault, 30% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre
A dry easy-drinking Rosé from the Rhone, with aromas of strawberry, and cherry with a spiciness, followed by a pink grapefruit and flint finish.
1.5 ltr. $19
3 ltr. –bag in a box- $25 (that’s $6.25 a bottle.)
2017 Les Hauts Plateaux Alpes de Haute Provence Rosé $11
40% Grenache, 40% Syrah, 20% Cinsault
An amazing value rosé with aromas of white flowers and gooseberry. Very lush on the palate with strawberries, plum and melon notes. Nice acidity to give it balance and length. Supple in texture and easy to drink.
2013 Evesham Wood Temperance Hill Pinot Noir $27
A dry-farmed organic Pinot from Evesham’s plot in Temperance Hill. This single-vineyard has lots of black cherry and earthy notes. The mid palate is well-structured and full of fruit.
Was $35 Now $27
2012 Adriano Barbaresco Basarin $25
This Barbaresco opens with a subtle, refined fragrance of perfumed berry, rose, violet and a whiff of sweet baking spice. On the palate, notes of roasted herb, tobacco and white pepper add depth to the core of ripe dark cherry and crushed raspberry. Bracing but refined tannins provide the framework and need time to unwind.
Was $32 now $25
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.