Thursday, February 10, 2011

American Country Wine Gems In North Idaho

Discover A Hidden Gem

We enjoy serving our guests our wine samplings in the evening here at American Country B&B, and asking them to rate what we serve. We have mentioned some of our favorite local wines (Post Falls) in an earlier post about Timberock, and of course, Coeur d'Alene Cellars also creates several we enjoy.

Serving these hidden gems to our guests has only further promoted our long time hobby of searching for that "squeeze" of wine you are proud to "pour or store and share or pair."

You don't always need an expert to tell you why you should buy their wine, you can do that yourself. You are the one that knows what you like! Tasting these hidden gems has become a hobby of mine!

I'll start with my current fav', not local, but soon to be viral, so stock up now, if you can find it!
Spanish Quarter! Like it says, it's from Spain. It's a 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Tempranillo. It is made by the Cordoniu Group. You can't miss the label, because it is a complete wrap around showing "Spanish Quarters."

Things To Consider:
  • Hard to find and almost always a custom order
  • Experts say it has a bright nose, tastes of plum and black cherries, medium tanins with a long and pleasant finish
  • For more information go to www.thespanishquarter.com :slow loading and sometimes non-op. Go figure.
Here's a peek at some of my other fav's:
  1. The Cypress Cabernet by J Lohr from Paso Robles, CA....another hard to find wine, simply because it is their introductory version. A bargain wine from a great vintner!
  2. Red Diamond, Merlot, from WA. This previewed in 2005 as a restaurant wine and has become a huge Northwest favorite.




1 comment:

Easyinnkeeping said...

As I say several times in my posting, it’s amazing how few hotels are using these strategies. Maybe it’s because I joined our hotel from another industry sector & have a fresh approach, I don’t know.

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