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Pomum Cellars - Tasting May 2023

This was my first tasting at Pomum Cellars. Spanish winemaker Javier Alfonso released his first vintage in 2004, initially with the Pomum label. The focus then was Washington style and varietals (e.g. Syrah), but their other label Idilico focuses on Spanish varietals. They acquired the Konnowac Vineyard, Rattlesnake Hills AVA, which is now their estate vineyard for sourcing. Their 2022 Albarino is a great price to quality summer white. The 2018 Graciano offers an unusual varietal and is a mindtrip on the palate. Finally the 2020 Syrah was a nice uplifting and vibrant interpretation from Naches heights.

2022 Albarino

White floral bouquet, nice dry and crisp, lemon and granny smith apples, slightly grassy. Pleasant mouthfeel with racy acidity, and lingering finish. $20. Score 91.

2018 Graciano

Black pepper and oak aromas immediately contrasted by soft dark black and red fruits, leather and tobacco. Incredibly velvety and silky smooth, mouthcoating, with integrated tannins. The finish is long, gentle. $35. Score 92. 2019 Red Blend 34% PV 32% Cab 14% merlot 10% cab franc 10% malbec. Bright cherry nose. Cherry vanilla, notes of cola, and black tea. The blend is brooding and nicely weighted. The finish with pepper and heat, and drying tannins. $26. Score 90. 2020 Syrah Mostly Naches Heights. Leather and earthy nose. A vibrant and uplifting Syrah with blackberries, plum, and swimming minerality. Stemmy notes and firm tannins. $34. Score 92.


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