Telaya Wine Co. 2011 Turas, Columbia Valley, $30

By on July 13, 2014

Telaya Wine Co., 2011 Turas labelBoise winemakers Earl and Carrie Sullivan rely on the Irish word for “journey” as the name for their proprietary Syrah-based blend that pulls from Gamache and West Hills vineyards in Washington state and spent 22 months in French oak barrels of varying ages. Aromas of black cherry and black currant include milk chocolate, rose petal, crushed herbs and a bit of charred wood. Sweet flavors of cherries and currants pick up notes of rhubarb compote and firm tannins. This earned a silver medal at the 2014 Idaho Wine Competition, and these wines are available at the 44th Street tasting room in Garden City, the Boise Co-op, Whole Foods in Boise and the Hidden Springs Mercantile.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 300 cases

Alcohol: 13.8%

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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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