“The Lily”

So what does this photo have to do with the Wine Dinner? Actually, nothing. It’s a lily that Robin bought because she likes them. And it is so pretty.

On March 13, the Buzz held another Wine Dinner and this time the theme was “Sideways and Bottle Shock”. If you did not see the movies and you like wine, rent them. They are good. This tasting was good, too. If you missed it, you can always make the next Buzz Wine Club Dinner on April 10 or 11. But, here is what we had tonight. Left-Click and of these photos for a larger view. Enjoy!

Austin, Joe, Tommy and Peggy get ready to serve the crowd.

Two of the opening wines. I am not a fan of Carmenere and the Cortese grape in the Gavi is one I have not had before. Another one to add to my Century Club score card!

Now here is  wine from the Russian River area of California. Yes, the Joe Swan area! And this wine had hints of Joe’s 1975 chardonnay … but just hints.

2009 Selby Chardonnay
14.0% alc, fruity and light. not over oaked. earthy [17] 

Corn and Chanterelle Crostini and Goat Cheese-Edamame Pitas

2009 Cycles Chardonnay
13.5% alc not bad and went well with the goat cheese. [17] $12.00

Gingery Sweet Potato Soup

2008 Dynamite Merlot
13.5% alc not really the best merlot that I have had. not a lot of balance and low on finish. [15] $14.00

Beet, Fennel and Jicama Salad
Macadamia Nut Dressing
(One awesome salad!)

2009 Line 39 Cabernet Sauvignon
13.0 alc one of the better wines for the night. good body, balance and finish. went very well with this salad. [19] $12.00

Smoky Pork Pappardelle

2010 Hahn Pinot Noir
14.0% alc good, but I have had some Idaho pinot that is much better, Indian Creek Winery for one. fair body and finish. [18] $15.00

Pear Tart
(A great tart!)

2002 Fess Parker Syrah
(Yep! Ole “Davey Crocket” himself!)
14.0% alc This wine would have made him proud. went great with the tart. good balance and finish with a hint of smoke [19] $19.00


The schedule for upcoming events is out. Be sure to make reservations as these events fill up quickly and seating is limited!! Look for their link in the sidebar or call (208) 344-4321 for reservations.

Sunday April 1 – (No this is not a joke!!)
Quarterly Dinner
Special dinner that has no particular “lesson” associated with it. Come and enjoy some great wine and a special five course dinner. There are only four of these dinners per year.

April 10 and 11
Wine Club Wine Dinner
$15.00 per person for 4-5 courses, 6-7 wines and a lecture on the selected wine type. These dinners sell out quickly, so call for your reservations. The dinner is repeated on each night.

May 8 and 9
Wine Club Dinner

May 13
Mother’s Day Brunch
A very special Mother’s Day Brunch will be offered