In this episode, Shelley and Phil sit down with the owners and founders of Clearwater Canyon Cellars, Coco and Karl Umiker, who are the winemaker and vineyard manager, respectively. Or should we say Coco is the Dr. of Wine and Karl is the soil scientist/vine whisperer. However you title them, there is no debating they do it all at Clearwater Canyon. This power couple is blazing trails in Lewiston, Idaho, including the creation of the Lewis-Clark Valley AVA. Apologies in advance, this episode is a long one but the Umikers have a lot to say as they talk about everything to vineyard challenges to creating unique wines to the rare squabbles between the two of them (or should we say, squabble). Sit back and enjoy this one! #HappyFriday! #ItsWineTime!
Wines tasted this episode:
For more information on the the wines of Clearwater Canyon, please visit https://clearwatercanyoncellars.com
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Other wines we enjoyed this week: Wildhaven Chardonnay, Empathy Rosé and Melea Tempranillo
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