Melanie Krause and her husband, Joe Schnerr, of Cinder Wines near Boise developed the Laissez Faire brand as one that would appeal casually to winemakers and serve as an everyday “house wine.” They arrived at a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc — harvest from five of their core vineyards — that goes from vineyard to tank to bottle all within about four months. Fun aromas of peach pie, starfruit and caramel corn include a whiff of a lemony Arnold Palmer. There’s an abundance of acidity on the palate, which begins with Bosc pear and starfruit. And that’s finished clean and dry by a squirt of orange oil. Suggested pairings include tomato and basil pasta, fish tacos or shrimp salad.
Production: 780 cases