Friday, August 24, 2012

Pomar Junction Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008


The Pomar Junction Cab is 100% estate grown in Templeton,  in the Paso Robles AVA.  This is a true Paso Robles red, with an alcohol content of 15.2% abv.  It’s big and bold, but it doesn’t overwhelm the senses in the way you might expect from a wine of that heft.

The cork is a riot of information: Stewardship, Railroad Town of Templeton, Pacific Breezes, Paso Robles AVA, Farmhouse Tasting Room, Merrill Family, 8th Generation Growers, all topped off with railroad tracks wrapping around it.  After you give it a sniff, you’ve got some reading to do while you wait for the wine to open up.

This Cab is inky black and shows a really interesting nose of black plums, blackberries, prunes, tar & baking spices.  It reminds of a Christmas pie in the oven.  Mark it down for holiday use.

The palate is extremely full in the mouth, almost creamy.  Dark fruit has a touch of tar creeping in, and the finish is like coffee candy.  The wow factor is high, and the drinking experience is excellent.  There’s enough tannic structure for red meat, but it's so smooth it seems made for sipping.