• Grapes West: Take a visit to Ste. Chapelle Winery

    Copyright 2015, Robert Ehlert, The Idaho Statesman See the full story here. It has taken me 40 years to get around to finally paying a visit to Ste. Chapelle Winery, and I am here to say you shouldn’t tarry quite that long before heading out to Sunny Slope for a sip or two paired with …

    Washington State Produces Excellent Wine – Ontario Press

    Chuck Byers, wine writer and consultant for Oshawa This Week claims that “Washington State produces excellent wine.” In a recent dinner for Washington wine-pairings held in Toronto, Canada, a Washington Hills Late Harvest Riesling was served to accompany the dessert course! Read the full article here. http://www.durhamregion.com/opinion-story/5813384-washington-state-produces-excellent-wine/

    Sawtooth Winery 2014 Classic Fly Series Sauvignon Blanc – Outstanding

    “A decade ago, Idaho native Meredith Smith turned her back on a career in real estate sales to chase her passion, and this vintage marked her fifth anniversary at Sawtooth. The estate vineyard surrounds the winery, affording Smith an exacting look at the grapes, and she made a timely call to pick this Sauvignon Blanc. …

    Sawtooth Winery 2014 Classic Fly Series Grenache Rosé – Excellent

    “Idaho winemaker Meredith Smith gets the opportunity to work with Rhone varieties off Sawtooth Vineyard for her rosé program, and circumstances in 2014 prompted her to switch her focus from Cinsault to Grenache (although, this still carries 20% of Cinsault). Smith gives this the appearance of Provence with its veil of pink that leads to …

    Gruet Blanc de Noirs – One of Five Wines for Summer Drinking

    In a sit down interview with Aldo Sohm, Sommelier and Wine Director for Le Bernardin restaurant and Aldo Sohm Wine Bar in New York, and Doug Bell, Global Beverage Buyer for Whole Foods Market, Heath Goldman, writer for Real Simple asked all the hard-hitting questions about wine. Our favorite? “What are five wines that we …