Parma Ridge Winery 2014 Tre Bianchi, Snake River Valley, $18

By on November 22, 2015

parma-ridge-tre-bianchi-2014-labelTrained chef Storm Hodge graduated from Idaho State University and spent a decade at the University of Washington helping to lead the school’s dining program. Last year, inspired by relationships he’d made with some of Washington’s top winemakers, he returned to Idaho, tapped into his family farming roots, and purchased Parma Ridge Winery from founder/retired commercial pilot Dick Dickstein. Gewürztraminer leads this blend from the 10-acre plantings, and it includes Chardonnay and Viognier. It is filled with attractive notes of rosewater, lychee and grapefruit amid a clean structure that offers more acidity than one often expects from Gewürz and comes with the varietally correct bitterness to give it food-friendly length. Hodge continues to share his culinary talents, offering small plates, full meals and Sunday brunch during tasting room hours.

Rating: Recommended

Production: 54 cases

Alcohol: 13.3%

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