2017: Each year Pomum only produces two wines from Bordeaux varieties, our Red Wine and Shya Red. Both of these are now heavily sourced from Konnowac Vineyard which we just recently acquired in April 2019. Our Red Wine is the “second” wine of the winery and showcases the red fruit and herbal characteristics of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon from our sites in the Yakima Valley. Upland Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and Dineen Vineyard Cabernet Franc anchor the blend and are complemented with additional Cabernet, Merlot and Petit Verdot from Konnowac Vineyard. 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot.
Technical Details: PH: 3.83 Titratable Acidity: 6.3 g/l Alcohol: 14.5% by volume Production: 537 cases of 750 ml Maturation: Aged in 225 liter French oak barrels for 20 months. Vintage: The 2017 vintage was delayed by a cool lingering winter and thus bud break occurred later than historical averages. While early summer temperatures were near average it was later in July and August that we received hotter than usual temperatures that placed us back on schedule for an average harvest. The late growing season and early harvest was characterized by wildfires and drifting smoke that at times filtered the light and might have contributed to some harvest delay. However, no smoke taint was widely observed in any of our sites. Temperatures cooled considerably in the second week of September allowing for a welcome reprieve in our typical strenuous harvest schedule. This allowed us to reach maturity at our leisure without the threat of high alcohol wines.