Events in and around Madison Valley

Feb 22

Organic Bordeaux & Southwestern France Wine Tasting 2-4pm

This Saturday we will be sampling a quintet of organic French wines from Bordeaux and the Southest of France. A representative from the distributor will be pouring from 2-4pm to explain all the intricaies of the organic/biologic wine making method.

Château Sicot Crémant de Bordeaux Rosé Brut .$19

60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon

Abundance of fine bubbles. The nose has a nice sharpness with aromas of flowers, pears, and brioche notes (fermentary notes). The mouth is both lively and well rounded. 4 hour skin contact. 7g/liter dosage. Aged a minimum of 12 months. Very low SO2. Hand-harvested. Organic and biodynamic.

2017 Château de Caraguilhes Blanc AOC Corbières $17

65% Roussanne, 20% Marsanne, 15% Grenache Blanc

Lovely white fruit flavors with a good mineral splash. Aromas of almond flowers, white peaches and apricot are underpinned by hints of citrus fruits, characteristic of our terroir. Silky, rounded and beautifully delicate. Citrus fruits with hints of acacia and fennel – plants indigenous to this area. Balanced with great length. Minimal SO2 and filtration. Organic.

2014 Château de Caraguilhes Rouge AOC Corbières $16

60% Syrah, 30% Carignan, 10% Grenache Noir

Deep and dense ruby red colour displaying a nice concentration with glints of violet at the edge of the glass. Silky attack, with notes of pepper and cherry, which underlines the robust quality of the wine. The tannins contribute a good structure which strengthens the balance. Wild yeast , minimal SO2 and filtration. No additives. Organic

2016 Chàteau Sicot Bordeaux Supérior $15

70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec

Deep garnet color. The nose is intense, black fruits (blackcurrant, blackberry), hint of violet, English candy, spices (vanilla, pepper) and toast notes. In the mouth, a lot of roundness with a certain freshness and elegant tannins. The finish is long. Wild yeast, very minimal SO2 and filtration. No additives. Organic

2016 Château les Croisille “Silice” AOC Cahors $20

100% Malbec

The grapes used to create this wine were sourced from a very rare terroir, making up less than 10% of the Cahors appellation. This terroir creates wines that are fine and easy to digest. This well-balanced wine is brimming with mouth-watering acidity. Extended skin contact. 100% neutral. Hand-harvested. Wild yeast. Mminimal SO2 and filtration. No additives. Organic

Madrona Wine Merchants offers free wine tastings featuring 3-5 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.

We are conveniently located at 1127 34th Avenue (at Union). For more information:

www.madronawinemerchants.com

info@madronawinemerchants.com


206-860-6017


Feb 23

French Sunday Sippers Wine Tasting -- 12-5PM

Back to France we go this Sunday. A perfect pair for the appetizer and the main. Minerals and Leather. Explore how these two will pair with food.



2018 Les Deux Moulins Sauvignon Blanc $13

Les Deux Moulins is located between Anjou and Tours, with vineyards made up of gravel and schist soils, which instill the wine with a vibrant and long-lasting mineral finish. The fruit is very bright and lively as well. Notes of lime, gooseberry, and a subtle grassiness. Organic.

12% alcohol by volume

2014 Château Les Marechaux Blaye $15

Merlot, Cabernet Franc

A dusty and leathery Bordeaux from Blaye. A good match for rich meats. Was $18 now $15.

Madrona Wine Merchants offers free wine tastings featuring 3-5 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.

We are conveniently located at 1127 34th Avenue (at Union). For more information:

www.madronawinemerchants.com

info@madronawinemerchants.com


206-860-6017


Dec 3

Giving Tuesday: Madison Books +Reading Partners Seattle

Join us at Madison Books or online to support Reading Partners Seattle this #GivingTuesday.



Giving Tuesday is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, which is December 3 this year. The goal of observing this day is to inspire millions of people all over the globe to show up and give back to their favorite causes.



There are several ways you can show your support for Reading Partners:



Join us at Madison Books on Tuesday, December 3rd:

Anytime on Tuesday: Purchase a book from our wish list at Madison Books. Madison Books will be generously donating 15% of proceeds to Reading Partners Seattle.

6:00pm-7:00pm: Stop by for a Q & A discussion with our Executive Director and learn extra tutoring tips.



All are welcome to attend!