Pomum Cellars, Syrah 2018, Columbia Valley, WA
This Syrah is full of freshness & finesse with notes of wild berries, forest floor, crushed rock, and herbs.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELLATION (AVA): Columbia Valley
VINEYARDS: Strand Vineyard (Naches Heights & Konnowac Estate (Rattlesnake Hills AVA)
GRAPES: 92% Syrah (Strand Vineyard, Naches Heights) 8% Cabernet Sauvignon (Konnowac Vineyard)
SOIL: Tieton fine loam
PRACTICE: Sustainable, organic, LIVE & salmon safe certified
VINIFICATION: Aged in used French oak barrels for 16 months, matured in bottle an additional 12 months
COLOR: Deep purple
BODY: Medium to Full (7-8)
PRIMARY AROMAS: Berries, crushed rock, spices, herbs, wet earth, BBQ, subtle citrus
FLAVOR: Bright and juicy, lively acidity, moderate tannins
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION:
Provencal herbs Rack of Lamb, Rosemary Lamb chowder, Black pepper Beef roast, Chili Con carde, vegetarian roasted spices squashes, and charred earldom fall carrots.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
Pomum Cellars is owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Javier and Shylah Alfonso. Originally from the famed Ribera del Duero region in Spain, winemaker Javier Alfonso is determined to showcase a true expression of wine grown in the unique viticultural areas in Washington State.
Alfonso works with several vineyards in the Columbia Valley including Dubrul, Konnowac and Dineen Vineyards in the Yakima Valley, Upland Vineyard on Snipes Mountain and Elerding Vineyards in both the Yakima Valley and Horse Heaven Hills.
ABOUT THE VINEYARDS:
KONNOWAC VINEYARD is Pomum’s Estate vineyard. We have been working with its fruit since 2007 and we finally acquired it in 2019. It was originally planted by Charles Fiola as early as 1987 and boasts stunning old vine Cabernet, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. These last two varieties may be some of the oldest examples in Washington State. The vineyard Is located at more than 1100 ft elevation in the northwest corner of the Rattlesnake Hills AVA within the larger Yakima Valley AVA. Wines made from Konnowac fruit show unique personality yet maintain focused varietal purity.
STRAND VINEYARD is perched at 1,900 ft. in elevation. Strand Vineyard sits atop the Naches Heights lava flow at the foot of the Cascades, just west of Yakima. This 16-acre vineyard is currently both LIVE and Salmon Safe certified and is sustainably grown.