Joe Dewey Tasting at Twig’s!


From Joe Dewey’s blog, Vintnerds, I received this information from Joe. This event will be held:

Twig’s Cellar Downtown
816 Bannock St, Boise
April 26 – 29, 2011
5:30pm – 8:00pm.
A $10.00 flight charge will be required.

Bergevin Lane Wines at Twig’s Cellar

On Tuesday April 26th I will be featuring a rare lineup of high quality wines produced in Walla Walla WA.
Its no secret that I’m partial to this winery, having grown up in Walla Walla – I went through grade school, junior high, and high school with the owner Annette Bergevin. Just to clear up any questions about the pronunciation of Bergevin – say it like this ‘Berjavin’ – no hard ‘g’ sound allowed.

Bergevin Lane wines are characteristically full bodied, well balanced, highly textured with smooth round tannins and aromatic oak. You can listen to me blab about it all day or you can stop by Twig’s Cellar on the 26th between 5:30 and 8:00 pm and see for yourself.

Look at these scores!

2008 Viognier, Columbia Valley WA – 89 Points Wine Spectator
Smooth and generous, with pear, cream and spice aromas and flavors on a soft, refreshing frame, lingering nicely. Drink now through 2012. 395 cases made. –HS

2007 Calico Red Blend, Columbia Valley WA – 90 Points “Best Buy” Wine & Spirits
“A terrific bargain blend, this wine shouts Walla Walla in its spice notes of sun dried tomato and tobacco leaf. The flavors are more fruit driven – wild strawberries marked by a Syrah-like whiff of black pepper. A wine to buy by the case for Wednesday night pasta dinners.” Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Zinfandel.

2006 Syrah, Columbia Valley WA – 91 Points Wine Spectator
Crisp and spicy, with an earthy tobacco note weaving through the dark berry and cherry flavors, remaining focused and juicy as the smoky finish lingers. Drink now through 2013. 600 cases made. –HS

2007 Cabernet Saivignon, Columbia Valley WA – 91 Points Wine Spectator
This has density and focus, playing its red berry, cherry tomato and spice flavors against mildly grippy tannins, finishing with an echo of sweet, spicy oak. Lingers enticingly. 850 cases made. –HS

In addition, the most recent issue of Wine Spectator (May 31, 2011) gives new ratings to recent Bergevin Lane releases. We won’t be tasting these – they don’t make enough to release either label outside of the winery and the Intuition is all ready completely sold out – take a look at what the experts think:

2007 Intuition Red Blend, Columbia Valley WA – 91 Points – 150 cases produced

2007 Barrel Select Syrah, Columbia Valley WA – 92 Points – 150 cases produced

Our gracious hostess Twig is offering the flight of all four wines listed below for a modest $10, or if that’s too ambitious each wine can be tasted individually for the economical price of $2.50 and all of the wines will be available by the glass. She also has an array of delicious small plate appetizers available so please plan to meet some friends and make an early evening of it! We are looking forward to enjoying these fantastic wines with you – Cheers!

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