CELLAR ACADEMY: WINE BARRELS
Why we pay $1200 per barrel.
Barrels are a winemaker’s spice rack, imparting vanilla, smoke, bacon, or coffee, enhancing flavor to pull out that one special characteristic.
For a boutique winery, barrels are a critical component, and not only for storing the wine. Just as a great chef brings forward the ingredients’ best qualities through applying the appropriate spices, a winemaker can use a barrel to accentuate that one component that takes a wine from a good wine to something special, memorable, exciting.
This spring, we’re releasing FIVE new white wines. We’ve never released this many at once, but in the spirit of sunny weather and how much love our patio is getting, we figured if not now, when?
A few of these varietals may be new to you. We went off the well-beaten path with some of the wines (especially our Anam), but what is a journey if you can’t take a moment to explore some new routs? In our experience, the lightly-traveled paths lead to the most unexpected surprises- and Anam is definitely a pleasant surprise.
These wines are going to make an outstanding white-flight, which is how we recommend enjoying them when you come to the winery. With a flight you’ll get to choose three wines, and have all the glasses poured at once so you can taste them back-to-back.
Five new wines can seem like a lot. So, here’s our cheat sheet to help you decode our Spring Line up and find your perfect white.
Great Northwest Wine published a great article on Washington and Idaho Syrah and its continued growth in popularity! Thank you Andy Perdue and Eric Degerman.
Earl flew to New York to share our wine at the James Beard House dinner featuring Boise's Mai Thai Restaurant & Bar. We are excited to be a part of this group and contribute to an amazing dinner representing some of Idaho's best. SONGKRAN: THAI NEW YEAR
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