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Boise Weekly - Syrah Finds a Home in Idaho

In the past decade there has been a mini-explosion of new wineries in Idaho, in part spurred by the creation of the Snake River American Viticultural Area in 2007. It takes time and effort to determine what grapes work best where and, while the first modern Gem State vineyards were planted in the 1970s, it's still a work in progress. That said, Syrah is one grape that has found a happy and successful home here. Here are the top picks from the panel's Idaho Syrah tasting.