Looks like we are due for some beautiful Fall weather this next week in Madrona. This weekend at the wine shop we are due to taste some beautiful wines from Spain and France to match the weather.
Saturday we have a lineup of Spanish Wines (all under $20) that could take up regular residence at your Autumn tables.
2012 Marques de la Concordia Reserva de la Familia Brut Nature $14
30% Chardonnay, 25% Macabeo, 20% Xerello, 25% Parellada
2016 Bodegas Naia ‘Naia’ $14
2010 Bodegas Zugober Belezos Rioja Reserva $19
95% Tempranillo, 5% Mazuelo & Graciano
2012 Altos de Tamaron Reserva Ribera del Duero $18
2012 Mas Igneus Barranc dels Closos Negre Priorat $18
60% Garnatxa Negra (Grenache) and 40% Carinyena (Carignan)
Sunday we focus on a pair of French standbys.
2015 Guindon Muscadet $11
This is a lightly perfumed wine with crisp acidity and bright lemon flavors. There is a fine zesty tang to this attractive ready-to-drink wine. 12% alcohol by volume
2015 L’Ermitage Nimes Rouge $10
40% Mourvèdre, 40% Syrah, 20% Grenache
A sturdy little southern French red with lots of Mourvèdre, red fruit spices and licorice flavors.
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.