Garden City: Owners and winemakers Carrie and Earl Sullivan started Telaya Wine Co. as a way to work together (Earl was previously the COO of a pharmaceuticals company and Carrie a veterinarian). Now their tasting room is one of the most popular spots on the Greenbelt. On nice days, every table on the patio is occupied by wine drinkers (and their dogs) watching the action on the Greenbelt, maybe with a glass of 2020 Anan II “Clash,” a blend of Idaho-grown Gruner Veltliner and Viognier that has tangerine and tropical notes. On cooler afternoons, you can stay toasty by one of the firepits or by sipping the winery’s Turas bottling, which hits the sweet spot between earthy, fruity, and spicy.
top 20 northwest wines in 2021
2. Telaya Wine Co. 2018 syrah, Snake River Valley, $34: Boise-area winemaker Earl Sullivan works with famous vineyards in Washington, but he pulls this stately syrah from the volcanic soils of Sawtooth Vineyard in Idaho.
Our 2018 Syrah, Snake River Valley, ID was awarded #2 in the Pacific NW Magazine. This vintage is now sold out, but you can sip on our other great wines in the tasting room seven days a week!
Look for our 2019 Snake River Valley Syrah in the coming months.
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