Vin de Pays
Every now and then I sample a wine that brings a smile to my face. The 2007 Bistro Rouge from Pend d’Oreille Winery is one such wine. Located in Sandpoint, Idaho, Pend d’Oreille’s vin de pays is produced from Washington grapes. A blend of 36% Merlot, 28% Syrah, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Malbec, and 3% Cabernet Franc, the claret wine is the perfect accompaniment to practically any occasion or food! Clocking in at 14.4% alcohol and retailing for $13, the fruit forward wine delivers a terrific quality to price ratio.
An easygoing, fun-loving wine that is sure to be a hit around the table. I can’t wait to share with friends. Stay tuned this week for a series of posts focused on the growing Idaho wine industry featuring award-winning wineries such as Pend d’Oreille, Ste. Chapelle, and longtime favorite, Sawtooth. Cheers!
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