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Idaho Winery of the Year: Clearwater Canyon


Idaho Winery of the Year: Clearwater Canyon Cellars

By: Eric Degerman, March 16, 2015 

They’ve toiled as husband and wife/viticulturalist and winemaker in their own private corner of Idaho’s wine industry since 2003, but these former competitive cyclists really found their cadence last year in some of the West Coast’s largest wine competitions.

“It seemed like every competition we entered, one of our wines took top honors,” Coco said. “We were the only winery the Pacific Northwest that had two wines in Great Northwest Wine’s top 25. We were on The Seattle Times top 50 list. We won a Platinum for our 2012 Carménère and a Double Platinum for our estate 2012 Merlot from Wine Press Northwest, and the year started when our 2011 Carménère got a gold at the San Francisco Chronicle. It was an amazing year in terms of awards. We look at it as confirmation that we’re on the right track.”