December 28, 2019
For a few years now, I have been selecting a winery that I believe deserves the distinction as my winery of the year. The criteria are simple, great wines that show quality, typicity and personality. Around a year or so ago, I was introduced to the Idilico wines. Not long after falling in love with these Spanish varietal influenced wines, I realized that they were the sister winery to Pomum Cellars.
I have always been a fan of the Pomum wines and to find out the two were connected by the same winemaker made sense. Both the Idilico and Pomum wines are top-notch examples of the quality of wines that come out of Washington State. All the Idilico wines are made from Spanish varietals sourced from top vineyards in Yakima Valley. Pomum Cellars features wines from more traditional Washington State grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Riesling and Chardonnay as well as Tempranillo a varietal that winemaker Javier Alfonso is quite passionate about. I had a chance to talk with Javier on the phone prior to publishing this article and his passion for producing pure expressions of the fruit of Washington State was very evident. Read the entire article on The Seattle PI.