It is Fruit Fly season here in Madrona, and no wonder. The corks are out of the bottles and they want to lap it up with the rest of us. This weekend we are tasting near and far. Come join us.
Saturday we are pouring the wines of Woodinville wonder Darby English.
2017 Native Rosé $17
53% Mourvedre, 48% Granache from Stillwater Creek vineyard.
2015 Le Deuce Columbia Valley $25
Viognier & Rousanne from Stillwater Creek and Stonetree Vineyards.
2013 Livewire Red Columbia Valley $17
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from Stillwater Creek and Stonetree vineyards.
2016 Purple Haze Columbia Vallley $20
Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Petite Sirah from Dineen, Quintessence,
2014 Chaos Columbia Valley 2014 $25
52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 16% Petite Verdot and 4% Malbec from Quintessence, Dineen and Discovery vineyards.
Sunday we are tasting two deeply discounted wines from Coopers Creek in New Zealand.
2016 Coopers Creek Limeworks Chardonnay $12
A melange of vanilla, cream, sweet lemon, grapefruit, hazelnut, and subtle oak. This is a big, rich Chardonnay. It has weight, sweet fruit, beautiful texture and length. 13% alcohol by volume. Was $22 Now $12
2014 Coopers Creek Pinot Noir $12
A delightfully fresh, fruit driven Pinot. Black plums and black cherries on the nose intermingled with subtle French oak. Rich and firm on the palate with bold, sweet fruit. A core of ripe black cherry lingers on the finish. Was $20 Now $12
Coming up: A special tasting of the wine of Lopez de Heredia. Sunday evening September 22nd. Stay tuned for more detail.
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.