2005 Helix Pomatia

2005 Helix Pomatia
Columbia Valley

Technical Information2005 Helix Pomatia Columbia Valley

Vineyards
Ash Hollow, Bacchus, Minnick, Pepper Bridge, Phinney Hill, Pleasant, Seven Hills, Stillwater Creek
Blend
53% Cabernet Sauvignon
31% Merlot
8% Syrah
8% Cabernet Franc
Cooperage
42% American Oak, 52% French Oak,
8% Russian Oak
(49% New Oak)
Bottled August 2007
pH 3.9
Total acidity 0.59 g/100ml
Cases Produced 3,265

Tasting Notes
Out of the press with currant affairs.  You don’t need to write this down because the nose is already scribed by pencil and currrant, that with time, develops into berries with coffee followed by chocolate.  The body of the article accentuates rhubarb, plum and cherry paralleled by fine tannins.  It’s versatile profile pairs well with spaghetti to fillet mignon.  In closing, Betty and Bob, Pomatia is a step up in red wine without stepping in red ink.

– Chuck Reininger, Winemaker