Telaya Wine Co. 2016 Turas Red Blend, Snake River Valley, $32

By on August 24, 2018

This marks the ninth bottling of the flagship wine for Earl and Carrie Sullivan at Telaya Wine Co., and the Garden City brand used this Syrah-based blend to win best red wine at the 2018 Idaho Wine Competition. Aside from the Syrah (63%) from Sawtooth Vineyard and Skyline Vineyard’s Block 46, it’s supported by Malbec and Merlot from Scoria and Daniel vineyard. The youthful red that spent 20 months in 20% new French oak barrels carries a theme of deep blackberry, blueberry and plum flavors with a silky tannin structure and bright acidity, a delicious combination. The Sullivans have scheduled this to be released after Labor Day.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 600 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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