Feathered Winds Wine 2012 Malbec, Snake River Valley, $18
One of Southern Idaho’s new wineries pays tribute to the legacy of Woodriver Vineyards with this cool-climate Malbec grown in what is now the Eagle Foothills American Viticultural Area. The 30-acre vineyard near the town of Eagle is gone, but this bright red has a long life ahead. Aromas of boysenberry and juniper berry come with lime peel and a pinch of tarragon. Well-managed tannins keep the focus on flavors of boysenberry compote and blueberry, making for a lingering food-friendly finish joined by a pinch of sweet herbs. Enjoy this at the Thousand Springs Winery tasting room, a wood cabin that’s part of the bed-and-breakfast complex a stone’s throw from the Snake River in the Hagerman Valley.
Production: 100 cases