Wines of the Columbia Gorge AVA

The Treasure Valley Wine Society (TVWS), Boise, ID,  held a wonderful wine tasting and Italian buffet last night, 12 September 2012. The 27 people who were there enjoyed both the wines and the buffet created by Chef Jake Sandberg. Thanks to Tom and Karen Birch for securing these wines and presenting them to the group. Enjoy some of these photos and the photo to the left is of some of the crowd that was there. Hope to see you at the next tasting and buffet in October. See the page, Event Schedule above for the dates of these wine dinners. Left-Click any of these photos for a larger view. Cheers!

Chef Jake Sandberg
The Italian Buffet
Cheese Platter, Caesar Salad, Spaghetti, Marinara Sauce, Meatballs, Grilled Vegetables and Italian Bread.
Chef Jake made this awesome Tiramisu. It was delicious. Actually, the entire meal was delicious. Thank-You Chef Jake.

And as Tom Birch said, “A world of wines in 40 miles.” Look at some of the wines we had.
2010 Quenett Winery Nirvana.
14.4% alc. $17.00 (A good white wine) A blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier. From Glendale, WA.

2010 Cascade Cliffs Vineyard and Winery Club Red
14.0% alc. $22.00 A blend of Barbera and Nebbiolo from Wishram, WA

2009 The Pines Big Red
14.0% alc. $20.00 (Probably the best of the night) A blend of 32% Merlot, 26% Zinfandel, 26% Syrah and 16% Cabernet Sauvignon. From Columbia Valley

Waving Tree Winery Sangiovese Reserve
13.5% alc. $20.00

2011 Marchesi Vineyards Valentino Primativo
15.4% alc. $26.00. Columbia Valley

2007 Alma Terra Wines Teres
13.9% alc. $20.00 A blend of 71% Syrah, 26% Mourvedre and 3% Grenache. Columbia Valley

So now you can see why the Italian buffet. All of these wines tonight were in the Italian style. Most were very good. Cheers!

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