This Sunday we are off to France. Since 1318, the fortified stronghold of Bonpas, from the French “Bon Passage”, has watched over the safe crossing of the Durance river along the historic route that once linked Rome with Avignon. This gateway to the southern Côtes-du-Rhône allows you to discover the region’s terroirs with their characteristic smooth and round stones. Come sample with us.
2017 Bonpas Légende de Bonpas Blanc $13
50% Grenache Blanc, 20% Bourboulenc, 20% Clairette, 10% Vermentino
While the nose is demure, the palate of this medium-bodied white offers loads of fresh white grapefruit, peach and apricot flavors. It’s fresh and fruity yet edged by veins of salt and chalk. “Wine Enthusiast”
2017 Bonpas Légend de Bonpas Rouge $15
Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvèdre
Côtes du Rhône
Deep ruby-red. Expressive, with notes of fresh redfruit. Flavors of mild spices, black olives and stone fruits. Ample and supple, with velvety 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.