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2017 Apr 15 2017 April 15 Wine

FORBES - IDAHO WINE MAKES A STATEMENT

The recently bought a small selection of the state’s wines to New York City for the first time, and I was impressed. I'll be paying more attention to this oh-so-promising region going forward, and drinking more of their wines too.

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2017 Apr 14 2017 April 14 Wine

ENOBYTES.COM - BITNER VINEYARDS

2013 Bitner Vineyards Erletxe Tempranillo, Snake River Valley, Idaho Winery owner and bee biologist Ron Bitner made this wine as a tribute to the friends he made in Basque country. The Spanish name, Erletxe, pronounced ‘air-LAY-chay’, translates to ‘bee house’.

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2017 Apr 14 2017 April 14 Wine

ENOBYTES.COM - CINDER

2014 Cinder Small Lot Series Sauvignon Blanc, Snake River Valley, Idaho The grapes were sourced from the Symms Fruit Ranch who grow other fruits like cherries, apricots, and peaches. They planted the grape vines back in ’71, in an area where there are unique microclimates in the Sunnyslope wine region along the Snake River. This Sauvignon blanc was pressed whole-cluster, which is often done to add dimensions and layers of complexity to the finished product. Feisty and playful, this wine has layers of lemon and citrus notes. 180 case production.

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2017 Apr 14 2017 April 14 Wine

ENOBYTES.COM - CLEARWATER CANYON CELLARS

2014 Clearwater Canyon Cellars Syrah, Umiker Vineyards, Lewis-Clark Valley Estate, Idaho Karl and Coco Umiker of Clearwater Canyon have made a style of Syrah that is a vast departure from the Old-world Languedoc or Rhone style wines. The nose expresses subtle baking spice, blueberries, and some grilled meat and fresh rosemary hovering in the background. For flavors, it is full-bodied, rustic and round, with layers of black and red fruits with a distinctive punch of plum, sage and lavender that comes through the midpalate, riding like a surfer on a 30-foot wave to the finish.

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