Pomum Cellars, Red Blend 2017, Columbia Valley, WA
This elegant red is blended from Bordeaux varieties sourced from near the Columbia River in Washington. Enjoy notes of red fruit and plum with herbs and cedar.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELLATION (AVA): Columbia Valley
SUBREGION: Yakima Valley
VINEYARDS: Blend of Konnowac, Upland, and Dineen Vineyards
GRAPES: 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot.
PRACTICE: Sustainable, organic, LIVE & salmon safe certified
VINIFICATION: Aged in 225-liter French oak for 20 months
COLOR: Medium ruby
BODY: Medium to Full (7-8)
PRIMARY AROMAS: Red fruit, herbaceous, plum, cedar
FLAVOR: Red fruit, rosemary, black plum, soft texture, smooth finish
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION: Enjoy with grilled meats such as steak or lamb
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
Originally from the famed Ribera del Duero region in Spain, winemaker/owner Javier Alfonso nurtures, from soil to stemware, a true expression of American made wines grown in the unique and outstanding viticultural areas surrounding the majestic Columbia River in Washington State. Pomum wines are produced in extremely limited quantities due to his careful attention to detail and focus on quality.
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.
DINEED VINEYARD (Red Mountain AVA): situated in the Yakima Valley AVA, just north of the town of Zillah. It’s a unique hill-top area that is especially well suited for growing premium wine grapes owing to the silt-loam soils and sunny, south-facing aspect. The site also offers far-reaching views of the valley, and Mount Adams and Mount Rainier in the distance.
UPLAND VINEYARDS is located wholly within the Snipes Mountain American Viticulture Area in the heart of the Yakima Valley. Farming wine grapes since 1968, four generations of Newhouse family farming have helped maintain the Upland legacy, which started over 90 years ago. Originally planted by William B. Bridgman in 1917, Snipes Mountain is widely considered the birthplace of Washington Wine. Today that original vineyard is still bearing fruit and the vine’s longevity is a testament to the favorable weather conditions bestowed upon the mountain. With slopes facing in all four cardinal directions and an elevation that ranges from 750 to 1300 feet, Upland is able to grow a wide range of wine grapes in some of the oldest and most diverse soils in Washington.