Pomar Junction 2014 Cab Forward Red Bordeaux Blend, Paso Robles ($65)
This reserve blend of 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28.5% Petit Verdot, and 28.5% Merlot offers scents of ripe blue and black fruit, enhanced with cassis and spiced earth. Ripe and rich on the palate, floral notes of lilac are clear with white pepper, spearmint, and Italian herbs. Tannins are silky for a superb mouthfeel. 94
A blend of 42% Syrah, 33% Mourvèdre and 25% Grenache, the 2014 GSM Pomar Junction Crossing offers up aromas of crunchy berries, rich soil and herbs. On the palate, it’s full-bodied, supple and velvety, with good freshness, a layered mid-palate and a youthfully chewy, savory finish. It’s a characterful Rhône-styled blend to enjoy over the next 2 or 3 years.
Wafting from the glass with a sweet bouquet of creamy wild berries, the 2014 Zinfandel Estate Reserve is a medium-bodied, generous wine with a juicy, succulent core of fruit and fine structuring tannins. It’s an attractively balanced Zinfandel to follow for the next 2 or 3 years.
A blend of 43% Syrah, 33% Mourvèdre and 24% Grenache, the medium garnet-purple colored 2013 GSM Pomar Junction Crossing leaps from the glass with fragrant potpourri, kirsch and red currant jelly notes over suggestions of cinnamon stick and garrigue. The medium to full-bodied palate explodes with exuberant red berry preserves and spicy flavors, supported by velvety tannins and lovely freshness, finishing long and perfumed.
Blended of 40% Roussanne, 40% Grenache Blanc, 20% Viognier, the 2016 Cotes De Pomar Blanc features pretty white peach, spiced pear and orange blossom scents with wafts of acacia honey and nutmeg. Medium-bodied, finely played, elegant and refreshing in the mouth, it has delicate layers and a long, minerally finish.