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Marcellar's Vintage Wines & Brews
(208) 523-0503
431 Park Ave
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Vino Rosso
(208) 525-8466
439 A St
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Watkins Distributing
(208) 524-0700
1095 Iona Street
Idaho Falls, ID
 
H & M Distributing
(208) 529-2833
2350 Hemmert Avenue
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Liquor Store
(208) 525-7097
2105 Niagara St
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Skyline Lanes
(208) 523-5900
1770 West Broadway Street
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Liquor Store
(208) 525-7164
150 Shoup Avenue
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Shelley Exxon
(208) 357-0515
510 South State Street
Shelley, ID
 
Marcellar's
(208) 523-0503
431 Park Avenue
Idaho Falls, ID
 
Liquor Store
(208) 525-7137
2641 S 25th E
Idaho Falls, ID
 

WesMar Russian River Pinot Noir

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WesMar Vineyards WesMar Winery was started in 2000 by husband and wife Kirk Wesley Hubbard and Denise Mary Selyem, both of whom previously worked with Russian River’s famous Williams & Selyem Winery. Their winery is ultra-boutique, consisting of 1500 square feet and no employees. We met Kirk and Denise while dining one evening at the Underwood Bar & Bistro in Graton in Sonoma County, and they promised to send us some of their wines, almost all of which are Pinot Noir. The wines are mainly sold through their mailing list, and they often sell out fast, so go to their website www.wesmarwinery.com if you’re interested in purchasing.

Winemaking at WesMar is very much a hands on, artisanal operation. Fermentation is done in five ton open-top stainless steel milk shipping containers with punch downs done by hand. Between 20 and 40 percent of the fruit is fermented whole cluster, and pressing is done with a bladder press once used for apples. The wines are aged in French oak for 11 months; between 50 and 70 percent of the barrels are new. Winemaking is done by gravity flow, and the wine is not filtered.

While the WesMar Pinot Noirs reflect the terroir of the different vineyards from which they are sourced, there is a house style here of nuanced wines, velvet smooth on the palate with a feminine character, the kind of Pinot Noir we love to drink and that combines well with modern cuisine. This is the first time we’ve tasted these wines. It surely won’t be the last.

WesMar 2007 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley ($35) 89

There’s lovely purity of fruit in this wine from the nose to the finish. Medium light ruby in color, the wine is fruit forward with an attack of red cherries accompanied by a light earth note. The nicely balanced palate shows more pure red fruit and a touch of undergrowth, and it finishes very long.

WesMar 2007 Pinot Noir Balletto Vineyard Sonoma Coast ($40) 90

This medium light ruby colored is more focused than the ...

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Wine 'Doggy Bag' Regulations in Idaho

IC 23-505 allows an unsealed alcoholic beverage container to be transported in the trunk or behind the last seat of a vehicle but  IC 23-1333 states that no person, while riding in, or operating a motor vehicle on a public highway may have in their possession any wine in an open or unsealed container.  (see note 1)