On the evening of April 26, Robin and I went to Twig’s Cellar to the wine tasting held by Joe Dewey from Idaho Distributing. He was showing wines from Walla Walla, WA., Bergevin Lane Wines. Twig’s Cellar – Wine and Dine, is located at 816 W Bannock St., Boise. You can find a link to their web site in the sidebar. The restaurant is a wine bar with a fairly extensive menu of “… Small Bites”, wine and beer. They do serve pizza, although we did not have any.
Twig’s is located in the cellar of the building, but don’t be fooled. It is well maintained and decorated. There is an elevator available for those who can not use the stairs.
Joe looking at a glass of wine. The wines he presented were:
2008 Bergevin Lane Viognier
Sulphur on the nose; some pear and spices after warming up; hot wiring smell. oxidized fruit
2007 Bergevin Lane Calico Red Blend
To heavy a blend; high acidity; malolactic; why would anyone blend a Syrah, Cab Sauvignon, Merlot and Zinfandel unless the fruit was bad at picking
2006 Bergevin Lane Syrah
The best of the night; black cherry; smooth and soft
2007 Bergevin Lane Cabernet Sauvignon
Chocolate; black ripe olives
A nice display and presentation of fruit and cheese. The Asian Pear was a delightful change.
The Blueberry Ketchup was a surprise change. The potatoes, sweet potatoes and white potatoes, were tasty, but not crisp. They were limp.