Stop by on Saturday and taste through a line up on new French wines that have arrived at the shop. We have a couple Bordeaux, a couple Rhones and a southern French Rosé that are all excellent values. Take a break and come join us.
2016 Château Martinot, Entre-Deux-Mers $13
80% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Semillon
Literally translating to “between two seas,” Entre-Deux-Mers is the largest region within Bordeaux. Located on the Right Bank it is the area between the Garonne and Dordogne rivers. This blanc has aromas of ripe white fruits, apple & light citrus. The palate is well structured & delicate, clean & crisp.
2017 Château Rivière, Rosé $12
Syrah & Grenache
Located in the heart of Minervois, Château Rivière has south facing slopes with clay-limestone soil. The Rivière has intense raspberry and strawberry aromas. The palate is dry and reveals hints of redcurrant and cherry.
2015 Domaine Les Espérières, Côtes du Rhône Villages Rouge $13
70% Grenache, 30% Syrah
This 5 hectares cooperative sits on the right bank of the Rhône, near Pont du Gard where he vineyard is planted on Urgonian limestone scree and ancient alluvia soils The wine has a nose of wild strawberries and raspberries framed with light spice. The palate is fresh, full and packed with silky flavors of wild fruit and garrigue.
2015 Les Couventines, Gigondas $26
60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvèdre
Les Couventines is the product of a group of cooperatives in the Southern Rhone that pool their resources under the name Vignerons du Soleil. The Gigondas has a nose of ripe baked cherries with licorice and vanilla undertones. The plate is hedonistically full of jammy black cherries, black berries and raspberries layered with peppercorn, fresh hillside herbs and anise.
2014 Château Lalande de Gravelong, Médoc $17
75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc
The vineyards of Lalande de Gravelong are made up of 30 year old vines planted on it gravel clay soil. The wine has aromas of ripe red fruits, plum and black cherry. Deep and fresh flavors of ripe plum, fruitcake, and black cherries are highlighted by notes of cedar and spice that accent its rich texture and well-integrated tannins.
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.