The leaves aren’t the only things falling this September. A few of our distributors have surveyed their warehouses and dropped the prices on some wines they wanted to move out. WE, of course, rushed to rake them up. Stop by the shop on Saturday and taste some delicious deep discounts.
2013 Kir Yianni Samaropetra $12
60% Rhoditis, 40% Sauvignon Blanc
This high elevation, single-vineyard white is in northwestern Greece. The nose is dominated by aromas of kiwi, passionfruit and citrus, typical of a green Sauvignon Blanc with a refreshing character. On the palate, Rhoditis adds structure and crispness, supporting the intense flavors and leading to a lingering, lip-smacking aftertaste.
Was $16 now $12
2012 Château Saint-Hilaire Medoc $15
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc
This Cru Bourgeois has a classic Bordeaux style, with fragrant berry fruit and sweet spice and a little earthy barnyard to make it interesting.
Was $23 now $15
2010 Vignalta Rosso Reserva $17
60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
Good Italian Bordeaux , the nose is complex and deep, with mineral and spicy notes, which lead to fruity varietal notes of blackberry and marasca jam, then continue with hints of grass and undergrowth. On the palate it is elegant, balanced, with a lively yet young tannic texture. Long persistence.
Was $23 now $17
2011 Cambon La Pelouse Haut Medoc $22
50% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot
Coming from vines close to Margaux (but not quite) the Cambon reveals a plum-ruby color as well as rich flower scents mixed with red and black currant, spices, and hints of wood. This offering is fleshy, medium-bodied, and with rich fruit flavors.
Was $33 now $22
2011 Saint Esteve d’ Uchaux, Massif d’ Uchaux Vieilles Vignes $20
50% Grenache, 50% Syrah
This aim for the bleachers wine from this estate hits it over the fences. The 2011 tastes as good as many a Châteauneuf du Pape. Maybe better.
Was $35 now $20
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.