The McIntosh brothers are fourth-generation farmers in the Lewis-Clark Valley who branched out a decade ago to create Lindsay Creek Vineyards in the historic Lewiston Orchards of Idaho’s Nez Perce County. They’ve learned about viticulture through Washington State University, and they lean on Washington for much of their wine program. This nicely aged example of this peppery red Rhône grape delivers a bit of smoky bacon and blackberry in the nose, and flavors follow with blackberry, plum and a bite of that bacon. Smooth tannins allow for an appreciation of the cracked black pepper in the finish. This earned a gold medal at the 2020 Cascadia International Wine Competition.
Production: 240 cases