Here is the post on the Pomar Junction 2009 Pinot Noir from Pomar Junction Vineyard Paso Robles. I’m partial to Pinot Noir and Syrah, so it was indeed a pleasure to sample and review this full-bodied wine composed of 90% Pinot Noir and 10% Syrah. I was able to pick up the raspberry and oak nose. However, on tasting, it seemed like a comination of raspberry and strawberries. Of course, those with a better developed palate could probably pick out more. I’m not that far along. I just know it was smooth.
For those into details, the alcohol level is 15.5% and was aged in new French oak and neutral French oak for 16 months. It sells for $34, so is nice for a special treat.
This would be delicious with fish or poultry dish. People used to say, fish or chicken called for white wine. Not so to me. I pair them with what tastes good.
Pomar Junction has been growing grapes on the Central Coast of California for at least eight generations with the current owners, Dana and Marsha Merril and son, General Manager Matthew Merrill, keeping the family tradition alive and well. They certainly found a winemaker who know how to get the most from his grapes with Jim Shumate. He enjoys small production wines.
This wine is paired with a gumbo that the staff of the winery created. There is talent all the way around at Pomar Junction. This recipe has a little different format than we usually feature. However, the staff did such a great job, I left everything alone.
Since Norm and I both enjoyed this wine, I can easily recommend it. Just so you know, if I didn’t like the wine, I would not take the time to write about it. I’ve tasted a lot that I prefer not to review as eveyone has a different taste and palate.
Gumbo Recipe-By Pomar Junction Staff- to be paired with Pomar Junction Pinot Noir
1-1/4 cups flour
1 cup oil
1 chicken cut up
4 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined
1-1/2 pounds lump white crabmeat, picked over for shells and cartilage
3 pounds okra, sliced
2 onions, chopped
1 bunch green onions with tops, chopped
2 bell peppers, chopped
5 ribs celery, chopped
1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
creole seasoning to taste
black, white and cayenne peppers, to taste
salt to taste
Few dashes of Tabasco, or to taste.
Steaming hot Louisiana long-grain rice
I hope you enjoy this wine and the gumbo.
Pinot Noir Pomar Junction Vineyard Paso Robles
Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery
5036 South El Pomar Road, Templeton, CA 93465 Phone: 805.238.9940