Cheers for Merlot from Sawtooth Winery and Canoe Ridge Vineyard

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Merlot and Malbec(Part 3 of a 3-part Series)By Chuck Hill – Wines Northwest Each year when I enjoy the fall pairing of sausages, spaetzle and juicy red wines, I marvel at the delicious simplicity of the matchup. Indeed, you can create restaurant-quality fare with a few store-bought ingredients (use pasta if you don’t want to …

Ste Chapelle Block 16 Chardonnay

Praise for Ste. Chapelle’s new Panoramic Idaho Series wines

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Last year, Ste. Chapelle Winery introduced a new tier of limited-edition, barrel-aged wines that show the winery’s more sophisticated potential called the Panoramic Idaho series. Featuring some of Idaho’s most beloved natural landmarks on its photographic labels, these wines start at $20 and include such varieties as Chardonnay, Grenache, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon and a …

Lettie Teague’s “What Wine to Drink on Thanksgiving”

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Wall Street Journal wine columnist Lettie Teague selected a lineup of American wine recommendations for Thanksgiving, based on her own independent purchases and tasting session with a panel of friends. Sawtooth 2011 Riesling made her list, with the comment: Idaho“The state that gave this country its favorite potatoes does an increasingly good job with popular …

Shifting perspectives on Idaho wine

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(Abstracted from Read the full story here. We spent a weekend in the Idaho wine country last month and I’m still trying to make sense of the experience. It seems like every time I think I know what Idaho wine is I shift my ground a little bit and see something new and usually …