Ste. Chapelle 2016 Open Air Red Blend, Snake River Valley $22

By on August 30, 2019

Idaho’s oldest and largest winery continues to develop its outdoor concert series, and Ste. Chapelle offers this approachable blend for those to purchase in conjunction with those shows on the scenic Sunnyslope. Boise native Meredith Smith blends Petit Verdot (25%), Cabernet Sauvignon (25%), Merlot (25%) and Syrah (24%), all four from a site she knows better than any other winemaker – Sawtooth Vineyard. Approachable aromas of strawberry candy and cherry jam push across a richly balanced palate. Boysenberry acidity and a cherry pie finish with baking spice make this a crowd pleaser.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 203 cases

Alcohol: 13.5%

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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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