2014 Pomum Cellars Shya Red CabernetBlend from United States
List Price: $40.00
We sourced from older, nearly forgotten vineyards planted 35 to 45 years ago in the western half of the Yakima Valley. Here we find Konnowac Vineyard boasting the oldest Petit ...
- 90 Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
90 Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
Bright red-ruby. Very ripe aromas of currant, dark cherry, cranberry and nutmeg, lifted by a lavender topnote. Wonderfully sweet but sappy too, combining an almost port-like ripeness with surprising energy and a savory element. Really saturates the palate with flavor, finishing with broad, dusty tannins and lingering red berry flavors. Incidentally, Javier Alfonso told me that he's enjoying his 2006 vintage today, and that the 2005 and 2004 are at their peaks.
We sourced from older, nearly forgotten vineyards planted 35 to 45 years ago in the western half of the Yakima Valley. Here we find Konnowac Vineyard boasting the oldest Petit Verdot and Malbec in the state as well as Morrison Vineyard with Cabernet vines dating back to 1968. Although we have been working quietly with these vineyards for many years, it is recently after hard work and fine tuning that we finally showcase these in our Shya Red blend.
Our Shya Red Cabernet Sauvignon is intended to showcase the characteristics of this king of grapes and for the first time it is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The dark crimson wine shows aromas of black cherry and dark currant with a fascinating spice note. Fresh and juicy dark fruit flavors are followed by round and impeccably integrated tannins. Long and alluring this wine is above all, greatly balanced. Aerate aggressively if consumed young, otherwise best from 2020 on.
90 - Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot|
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, mocha, vanilla and tobacco|