It is a cold and clear weekend here in Madrona. So when the afternoon high hits 46 degrees, get out, stretch those legs and come and taste some heartwarming wines at the shop.
Saturday, we have hunted down a lineup from South Africa.
2016 Ashbourne, Sauvignon Blanc / Chardonnay $15
2016 Man Vintners, Bosstok Pinotage $10
2014 Tometoso Syrah / Mourvédre $16
2013 Helderberg Stelenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon $16
2013 Stark-Conde Stelenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon $28
Sunday, we head to Wahluke Slope with two new wines from Milbrandt Vineyards.. In 1997, Butch Milbrandt, a fourth-generation farmer, started planting grapes and helped establish two of the top AVAs in Washington State: Ancient Lakes and Wahluke Slope.
2018 Milbrandt Rosé $11
73% Syrah, 27% Tempranillo
A Washington Rosé from Waluke Slope at an introductory price. Aromas of peaches lemon peel and strawberries followed by a crisp citrus finish. Get ready for Spring.
2017 Milbrandt Cabernet $12
75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot
A barrel-aged Washington Cabernet that has all the right fruit notes and a touch of toasty vanilla.
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.