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    04/11/2018

    2015 Tempranillo (Gold)

    By: Emma

    Such an awesome award for an awesome wine!   We're so excited about the gold medal that our 2015 Tempranillo has received from the Cascadia International Wine Competition! The aromas of our Tempranillo have warm, sweet notes such as cherry and vanill

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    04/11/2018

    2016 Chardonnay (Gold)

    By: Emma

    A gold medal for a fan favorite!   Our 2016 Chardonnay has received a gold medal from the judges at the Cascadia International Wine Competition! Our Chardonnay has beautiful aromas of poached pear, papaya and ginger that give way to flavors of nutmeg

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    04/11/2018

    2016 Laissez Faire Red (Gold)

    By: Emma

    Our everyday wine for the sophisticated palate takes home a gold medal!   We're so excited to announce that our Laissez Faire Red has received a gold medal from the Cascadia International Wine Competition! Our Laissez Faire is just what its name impli

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    04/11/2018

    2016 Off-Dry Riesling (Best of Class & Double Gold)

    By: Emma

    So honored to get this award...now you have to try this wine with your favorite Thai recipe!   We're so proud of the 2016 Off Dry Riesling receiving Best of Class and a double gold medal from the Cascadia International Wine Competition! This wine is

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    02/14/2018

    2016 Laissez Faire White (Double Gold)

    By: Emma

    Our delicious Sauvignon Blanc has taken home a double gold medal from the San francisco Chronicle Wine Competition!   The Laissez Faire White is the perfect everyday drinking wine, and now it has the credentials to prove it. The Laissez Faire White is

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    02/14/2018

    2016 Laissez Faire Red (Double Gold)

    By: Emma

    Our Laissez Faire Red has received some well-deserved recognition from the judges at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition!   The perfect everyday drinking wine for the sophisticated palate! Laissez Faire is just what its name implies, a “le

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    02/14/2018

    2016 Chardonnay (Double Gold)

    By: Emma

    Our delicious Chardonnay has just received a double gold medal from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition!   The 2016 Chardonnay has been a fan favorite for a while, and we're so honored to receive this award. Our Chardonnay has beautiful aroma

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    02/14/2018

    2016 Viognier Straw Wine (Gold)

    By: Emma

    This delicious dessert wine takes home gold from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition!   We knew this wine was an award-winner from the moment we tasted it! The aromas of this wine remind us of opening Grandma's jar of fresh canned peaches. Yo

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    12/31/2017

    2015 Syrah (91 Points & Editor’s Choice)

    By: Emma

    Our 2015 Syrah has received 91 points an d Editor's Choice from The Wine Enthusiast!   Thank you Wine Enthusiast for such a wonderful review of one of our favorite wines! Our Syrah has allspice and black pepper notes in the nose develop into blackberr

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    11/17/2017

    2014 Tempranillo (Top 50 Wines Under $30)

    By: Emma

    How cool is this? The Seattle Times named our 2014 Tempranillo one of the top regional wines under $30!   A staff and consumer favorite! Our Tempranillo is delicious, and won't break the bank. The aromas of our Tempranillo have warm, sweet notes such

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    10/07/2017

    2016 Off-Dry Riesling (Gold)

    By: Emma

    Our Off-Dry Riesling does it again and takes home gold!   We're so honored to receive a gold medal for our 2016 Off Dry Riesling from the Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition! This wine is an intense elixir...with aromas, flavors, residual su

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    09/21/2017

    2016 Off-Dry Riesling (Best of Show)

    By: Emma

    The Off-Dry Riesling has taken home the Best of Show award at the Idaho Wine Competition!   The Off-Dry Riesling has done it again! The judges at the Idaho Wine Competition awarded this beautiful wine with Best of Show, Best White Wine, and Best of Cl

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    07/29/2017

    2016 Laissez Faire Red (Gold Medal)

    By: Emma

    We are so honored to have received a gold medal for our 2016 Laissez Faire Red.   This is our first time entering the San Francisco International Wine Competition, and we couldn't be happier with the results! Our Laissez Faire is just what its name i

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    04/07/2017

    2016 Dry Rosé (Double Gold)

    By: Emma

    A Double Gold Medal for a fan favorite-- the 2016 Dry Rosé   We love this wine, and we couldn't be happier about this award. Our Dry Rosé is crafted to maximize its refreshing essence and fruit-forward aromas, this Rosé of Syrah is welcome at any t

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    04/07/2017

    2015 Laissez Faire White (Double Gold)

    By: Emma

    Our first Northwest Wine Award for the Laissez Faire White, so honored!   Our 2015 Laissez Faire White is a Sauvignon Blanc/Chenin Blanc Blend, chosen and fermented to emphasize crisp, fresh fruit styles for everyday drinking. The aromas are a fresh

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    04/07/2017

    2014 Tempranillo (Double Gold)

    By: Emma

    Our 2014 Tempranillo has just received a Double Gold Medal from the Cascadia International Wine Competition!   Snake River Valley Tempranillo continues to impress the wine world! The aromas of our Tempranillo have warm, sweet notes such as cherry and

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    12/29/2016

    2015 Cinder Chardonnay (Gold Medal)

    By: Emma

    We are very humbled to receive a Gold Medal at such a prestigious event as the Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition.

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    12/23/2016

    2015 Laissez Faire White (Platinum)

    By: Emma

    The 2015 Laissez Faire White wins again-- this time, it's platinum! Thank you Wine Press Northwest.   What an awesome award for such an awesome wine! The Laissez Faire White is a Sauvignon Blanc/ Chenin Blanc blend, chosen and fermented to emphasize c

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    12/23/2016

    2015 Gewürztraminer (Double Platinum Award)

    By: Emma

    What an honor for our Small Lot Series Gem-- A Double Platinum Award!   Our 2015 Gewürztraminer has just received a Double Platinum Award from the Best of the Best Platinum 2016 Competition! The aromas of this wine are floral with a touch of apricot

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    12/23/2016

    2015 Chardonnay (Platinum Award)

    By: Emma

    Our 2015 Chardonnay receives a great accolade!   Our 2015 Chardonnay has received a Plaitnum Award at the 17th Annual Wine Press Northwest Platinum Judging Competition. Our Chardonnay has aromas of poached pear, papaya and ginger give way to flavors o

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    12/23/2016

    2015 Off-Dry Riesling (Platinum Award)

    By: Emma

    Our first Riesling gets a wonderful award from Wine Press Northwest!   Not too shabby for our first-ever Riesling! This wine has incredibly intense aromas of kiwi, bubblegum and pumpkin spice invade the senses. Then the mouth shows you the sophisticat

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    12/23/2016

    2014 Tempranillo (Platinum Award)

    By: Emma

    Another Platinum Award from Wine Press Northwest's premiere competition!   The aromas of our Tempranillo have warm, sweet notes such as cherry and vanilla-spiced applewood. The flavors include a hint of olive with a touch of huckleberry and plum. In t

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    04/26/2016

    2015 Dry Viognier (Gold Medal)

    By: Emma

    Another accolade for our flagship white wine, this time from Sunset Magazine and their very competitive event!   The 2015 Dry Viognier takes home gold! The Dry Viognier style showcases the most exquisite of the Viognier aromas, with grapefruit and or

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    02/29/2016

    2013 Syrah (90 Points)

    By: Emma

    We are thrilled to find out that the May 2016 Issue of Wine Enthusiast will show this score.   Wine Enthusiast just gave you another reason to get this wine in your cellar! Our signature expression of the Syrah grape displays balance between jammy, r

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    11/29/2015

    2013 Syrah (50 Best Wines of 2015)

    By: Emma

    Cinder's 2013 Syrah continues to bring in the accolades!   The '13 Syrah made the Seattle Time's 50 Best Wines of 2015. Nicely done team! Our signature expression of the Syrah grape displays balance between jammy, ripe fruit flavors and savory aromas

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    10/29/2015

    2012 Tempranillo (92 points)

    By: Emma

    Wine Enthusiast likes Tempranillo from the Snake River Valley-- so do we!   This will be published in the May 2016 issue. This Tempranillo is subtly sweet and has savory notes that mingle in the aromas with cherry and vanilla spiced with black pepper.

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    10/16/2015

    2012 Syrah (Double Gold & Best of Class)

    By: Emma

    Another accolade for Melanie's work with Syrah, this time from the Great Northwest Wine Competition.   There are some seriously gorgeous Syrahs in the Northwest, so we are extra honored to receive this recognition! The 2012 Syrah displays great balan

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    09/28/2015

    2014 Laissez Faire Red (Best Red in Idaho)

    By: Emma

    We are thrilled to announce that Cinder's 2014 Laissez Faire Red has been awarded Best Red at the 2015 Idaho Wine Competition.   The judges seemed all agreed that this vintage is spectacular, and we couldn't agree more! This wine has spicy notes of

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    08/29/2015

    Best Bordeaux Blend

    By: Emma

    Our 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot has been awarded with "Best Bordeaux Blen" at the Denver International Wine Competition!   What an amazing award to receive! Our 2012 Cab/Merlot/Malbec Blend has has hints of Raspberry, vanilla, clove and bay leaves

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    08/20/2015

    2012 Tempranillo (Best of Class & Gold Medal)

    By: Emma

    Another great acknowledgement for our Tempranillo. This one comes from Sunset Magazine for our 2009 vintage. Thank you!   We live in the next best place for Tempranillo! What an awesome award. Earth and fruit blend easily in this wine with supple tan

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    08/15/2015

    2014 Dry Rosé (Best of Idaho)

    By: Emma

    "Best Wine of Idaho" for our 2014 Dry Rosé at the Northwest Wine Summit!   We have taken home the Mount Borah Award from the 2015 Northwest Wine Summit! The Dry Rosé is our answer to the sizzling hot days of a Boise summer. This wine offers fresh s

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    08/15/2015

    2012 Tempranillo (Gold)

    By: Emma

    oUR 2012 Tempranillo takes home a Gold Medal from The Northwest Wine Summit!   The Snake River Valley produces some of the best Tempranillo in the Northwest. This vintage has subtle sweet and savory notes that mingle in the aromas with cherry and vani

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    08/12/2015

    2012 Syrah (90 points)

    By: Emma

    Our 2012 Syrah pulls down a 90pt score from Wine Enthusiast!   We love this variety here in the Snake River Valley, and so does the Wine Enthusiast. This Syrah displays great balance between jammy, ripe fruit flavors and savory aromas of sausage, spi

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    08/12/2015

    “40 under 40” Emerging Wine Region Champion

    By: Emma

    Congratulations Melanie Krause for being named the 2014 "40 under 40" Emerging Wine Region Champion.   We couldn't possibly be prouder of our amazing winemaker! Make sure to check out this article. [su_button url="https://www.winemag.com/gallery/40-u

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    12/01/2012

    Our Viogniers

    By: Emma

    Our Viogniers…. a Q&A with Cinder Winemaker Melanie Krause. Why do I make Viognier? Viognier grows beautifully in the Snake River Valley.  I think we can grow Viognier with as much aromatic charisma and textural elegance as any other growing region in

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    11/01/2012

    Veraison 2009, Cinder

    By: Emma

    In viticulture (grape-growing), veraison is the onset of ripening.   The term is originally French (véraison / veʀɛzɔ̃), but has been adopted into English use. The official definition of veraison is "change of color of the grape berries".[1] Vera

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    10/05/2012

    2011 Off-Dry Viognier (Best White Wine)

    By: Emma

    Results of the 2012 Idaho Wine Competition — Idaho Wines win 21 Golds at the Idaho Wine Competition conducted by Wine Press Northwest.   On October 5th in Richland, Washington, six judges took their seats to taste 111 Idaho wines submitted for this

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    07/09/2012

    2011 Dry Viognier (Gold Medal)

    By: Emma

    Our 2011 Dry Viognier has received a Gold Medal from the Sunset International Wine Competition!   We couldn't be more proud of our delicious flagship white wine! The Dry Viognier is a continuation of our love affair with Snake River Valley Viognier.

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    07/09/2012

    2011 Off-Dry Viognier (Gold Medal)

    By: Emma

    oUR 2011 oFF-dRY Viognier has received a Gold Medal from the Sunset International Wine Competition!   This is such a wonderful award for this beautiful wine! The Off-Dry Viognier is a continuation of our love affair with Snake River Valley Viognier.

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    06/26/2012

    Introducing Charli Valentina Schnerr

    By: Emma

    Dear Friends, Our latest & greatest debut is our daughter who was born Friday, March 23rd at 9:36pm in Boise, Idaho.   She was a healthy 6 lbs, 4 oz and has stormed into our hearts. Her winemaking mother is doing very well and the whole family fee

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    03/15/2012

    Idaho Winery of the Year

    By: Emma

    We are honored to recive the “2012 Idaho Winery of the Year” award from WinePress Northwest.   Thanks to our amazing customers, amazing location, and lots of help from friends and family. We must be going something right with Cinder and Laissez Fa

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    02/01/2010

    “Hot Small Brands” of North America

    By: Emma

    "2009 Hot Small Brands of North America," Wine Business Monthly

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