Woodriver Cellars Takes Bronze at San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition


A view of vino from Woodriver Cellars.

Eagle winery Woodriver Cellars announced Jan. 15 that it snagged an honor at the San Francisco Chronicle's wine competition, an annual showing of thousands of vinos.

Winemaker Neil Glancey's 2007 Meritage, a Bordeaux-style blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec and cabernet franc grapes, took a bronze medal in the category of Bordeaux Blends priced $20 to $29.99, alongside 13 other competitors.

According to the winery, Glancey has been crafting wine in Idaho for 11 years, including five at Woodriver Cellars. The grapes to create the medal-winning Meritage were grown at the winery's vineyard in Wilder, part of the Snake River American Viticulture Area.

Chronicle judges sift through more than 5,000 entries each year.