February Label RunGrenache

At Pomar Junction, not only do they make some tasty Rhone wines, they produce them in a way that protects people and the planet. You see, they’re one of many wineries participating in the Sustainability in Practice program (or S.I.P for short). The Merrill family, that owns and operates the winery, has a grape growing history which goes back 8 generations, so they are dedicated to protecting and preserving all the gifts of nature. Thus, as a key member among the S.I.P wineries, the work they do at Pomar Junction keeps a proud family legacy going.

2013 Rousanne

Pomar Junction 2013 Roussanne

Grape(s): 100% Roussanne

Region: Paso Robles

Price: 20-25

Tasting Notes:

A bouquet of peach, pineapple, and Meyer lemon greets the senses. Flavors of tart pineapple and white peach interweave with hints of cardamom and citrus blossoms on the palate. A bright wine with a fresh acidity, pair a bottle with grilled halibut in a lighter cream sauce. Just 84 cases produced.

Rating: 89

2013 Blanc Blend

Pomar Junction 2011 “Cotes De Pomar” Blend

Grape(s): 40% Roussanne, 40% Grenache Blanc, & 20% Viognier

Region: Paso Robles

Price: 30-35

Tasting Notes:

Aromas of pineapple and mango mingle with suggestions of white pepper and honeysuckle the nose. A sip delivers flavors of pineapple, peach, and mango that blend with notes of white flowers and spice on the palate. A round, floral wine with a balanced acidity, fans of rich white blends will enjoy this bottle. 114 cases were made.

Rating: 90

2011 GSM

Pomar Junction 2011 “The Crossing” GSM

Grape(s): 40% Mourvedre, 30% Grenache, & 30% Syrah

Region: Paso Robles

Price: 40-45

Tasting Notes:

Aromatics of cherries, plums, and blackberries come together with nuances of spice, rosemary, and vanilla on the nose. The palate offers flavors of cherry, pomegranate, and blackberry accented by hints of pepper, rose petal, and caramel. Supple, dark, and layered, try a bottle with lamb. 242 cases produced.

Rating: 89

2010 Amber Moonlight

Pomar Junction 2010 “Amber Moonlight” Late Harvest Viognier

Grape(s): 100% Viognier

Region: Paso Robles

Price: 15-20

Tasting Notes:

Fragrances of apricot, honey, and orange-blossoms rise up from a glass. Pineapple and apricot flavors come together with notes of honey and spring flowers on the palate. Lush and rich, with a welcoming acidity, enjoy a bottle with pound cake or almond torte.

Rating: 88