Strange Folk Wines NV La Bohéme White Wine, Snake River Valley, $12

By on November 7, 2015

strange-folk-la-bohéme-white-wine-nv-bottleBest Buy! Split Rail winemaker Jed Glavin embarks on an untraditional path in Idaho’s Treasure Valley by offering Riesling from Sawtooth Vineyard in a 375-millilter can. (He’s not the first in the Pacific Northwest do work with this portable, recyclable format.) His invitation to “Pull Tabs, Not Corks” leads to a blast of gooseberry, sweet lime juice, lemon balm and a whiff of tutti frutti. There’s a bit of recalibration required on the palate because it carries an abundance of sugar along with tasty flavors akin to Ambrosia Salad. Enjoy with brunch, tailgating or hot tubbing. Editor’s note: The retail price listed in this review is the equivalent of a standard 750-ml bottle. A can retails for $6.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 1,500 cases

Alcohol: 13.3%

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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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