We had a lovely visit with Mattie Bamman when he was in town. A wine writer based in the northwest he always is trying to find fun and interesting wineries and great wines to write about. Last time he visited he focused on the Boise urban wineries and we were lucky enough to host him; we connected with him over the wines but also over the importance of “aha” moments with wine.
Telaya winemaker Earl Sullivan is well-versed in “Aha!” moments. “The greatest goal for me is for someone to have that ‘Aha!’ wine moment with one of our wines,” he says. Perhaps you’ll have yours on the patio overlooking the river while sipping his chardonnay, made in both the subdued French Chablis and ripe Californian styles (a compromise between he and his wife Carrie’s palates). At 3,500 cases a year, Telaya makes most of its wines using Idaho fruit, but its cabernet sauvignon always features Washington grapes, letting you compare Idaho and Washington terroirs.
Check out the other stops he suggests making in the Boise area for great “aha” wine moments by reading the full article here.