Idaho Wine? Really?

From the Idaho Wine Commsission

[Please note that we received the below wines in exchange for honest reviews – something the sender may eventually regret… ;-)]

With the spring and summer travel season coming up, wouldn’t Idaho be fun? It’s well known as a great destination for fishing, camping, hiking and…wine. Yeah, wine.

The Idaho Wine Commission recently offered us a mixed case of Idaho’s wines mainly from the Snake River AVA. That’s actually on the border near Washington State, and the area has a similar desert climate to Washington’s.

Since we don’t have plans involving Idaho this year, we accepted the case and we’ll be tasting through the various wines and bringing you our short tasting notes and, hopefully, some winemaker stories.

Truth be told, it’s taking us a while to get through the case. That’s twelve bottles and to taste them thoughtfully with appropriate food doesn’t happen overnight. Also, truth be told, while the wines are mostly pretty darned good, we haven’t been that impressed with everything we’ve tasted so far.

But in terms of the early results, we’re discovering that Idaho isn’t just about the potatoes. There’s some darned good wine there, too.

3 thoughts on “Idaho Wine? Really?”

  1. I can’t tell from the picture if you ended up with a bottle from Sawtooth Winery, but I enjoy their Riesling. It’s a touch sweet, and a great summer wine. Here in DC, summer is all about crab feasts, and the Sawtooth is perfect pairing for that. Can’t wait to hear all about your case.

    1. Actually, we did and that post is coming down the road. May get a chance to interview the winemaker.

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