Lushly fruited with blueberry, black cherry and plum, this Idaho-sourced red blend is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, with small amounts of seven other grapes. Smooth and flavorful, it finishes with a dash of cocoa.
This is mostly Syrah, with small amounts of Cinsault, Mourvèdre and Grenache included. The Snake River Valley AVA crosses from Idaho into eastern Oregon; these are Idaho grapes as far as can be ascertained. The wine is tannic and well-made, with deeply-flavored, meaty fruit character. Wild berries and plums are suggested, with much darker streaks of coffee…
Fermented and aged in stainless steel, this is a direct and appealing wine that brings notes of freshly cut red apple and peach, with a dash of Muscat Blanc (1%) lifting the aromatics. It’s medium bodied with a pleasing interplay of citrus and stone fruit flavors throughout.
Dark and toasty, it brings pleasing, lightly sweet berry flavors of raspberry and strawberry, along with tangy acids and crisp, polished tannins. There seems to be some new oak showing also, in the finishing flavors of buttered toast and caramel. For the modest price, it’s a fine bottle.