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Two Idaho wines.

In idaho wine on May 25, 2012 at 8:42 pm

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Sawtooth Winery is one of now two Idaho wineries under the umbrella of Precept Brands, which all in all I think is a positive relationship, as that company will expand the nationwide presence of these wines, and on balance of price and quality I consider Sawtooth’s wines to be a very good ambassador for Idaho wines to the rest of the nation.
We got dinner tonight from Sushi Joy which, if you haven’t checked it out yet, you totally should. They have a combo Japanese-Chinese menu, and every time I’ve been there it’s been quite good, and the staff is very friendly.
It seemed like the perfect time to try the 2011 Sawtooth Pinot Gris and Riesling. The Pinot Gris is dry, very pretty, and clean, with mostly apple and pear flavors and aromas, and nice acidity in the finish. The Riesling is just off-dry, but by no means cloyingly sweet, marked by juicy apricot, a pleasantly rich mouthfeel, and enough acid to balance out the slight sweetness. Both great values in Idaho wine for about $10 retail.

*For the record, this was a solicited review; I was provided a sample for tasting, but was not in any other way compensated by the winery or any of their representatives.

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  1. Hah! I helped make those :). Sooooo much riesling…

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