Telaya Wine Co. 2013 Turas, Snake River Valley, $32


Idaho’s Snake River Valley has a proven track record for producing fine Syrah grapes, which form the foundation for Telaya’s 2013 Turas, a blends of Syrah (55%), Petit Verdot (27%) and Malbec. A Syrah-based blend was the first wine for the Garden City winery and has become its flagship blend.…

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Colter’s Creek Winery 2013 Arrow Rim Red, Idaho, $25


Colter’s Creek Arrow Rim Red, a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre once again shows Idaho can star in producing Rhône blends. The Julietta, Idaho, winery labeled it Idaho red wine because when it was made that was the only recognized AVA for its vineyard location above the rimrocks at…

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Ste. Chapelle 2013 Panoramic Idaho Syrah, Snake River Valley, $25


Sawtooth Vineyard – the breadbasket for the Snake River Valley wine industry – serves as the source for this special Syrah released under Idaho’s oldest brand. Perfumy oak, elderberry, Marionberry, blueberry and tar aromas are delivered on the palate with great weight and balance to the juicy acidity and blueberry…

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Telaya Wine Co. 2013 Syrah, Snake River Valley, $30


Sawtooth Vineyard – the breadbasket for the Idaho wine industry – has been the traditional source for the Sullivans’ Rhône program from the Gem State. (They also make wines from Washington’s Columbia Valley). This is a delicious, food-friendly example of a cool-climate Syrah, opening with aromas of Marionberry, red currant,…

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Telaya Wine Co. 2013 Boushey Vineyards Sruth Red Wine, Columbia Valley, $27


Earl Sullivan and Telaya — Wine Press Northwest magazine’s 2016 Idaho Winery of the Year – work with famed Washington grower Dick Boushey for this Boise winery’s most readily approachable red wine to date, a blend of Merlot (40%), Cabernet Franc (40%) and Cabernet Sauvignon that spent 22 months in…

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