Westport Winery NV Boom Runner Sparkling Pomegranate, American, $27

By on December 30, 2014

westport-winery-boom-runner-nv-labelGrays Harbor winemaker Dana Roberts has developed quite a tasty porfolio of sparkling wines, and he’s lifted this ancient and healthy fruit beyond Grenadine syrup with these bubbles. Aromas also offer hints of cherry juice, plum, raspberry and milk chocolate. The frothy drink is rich and luscious with a fascinating bit of viscosity on the midpalate that’s surrounded by pom juice, plums and cherries. There’s lots of sugar (17%), but the fruit’s natural acidity helps give it balance, as does some dusty minerality in the finish. At the Westport Winery’s Farm to Fork Restaurant, they suggest pairing it with Coconut Cream Pie, and a healthy portion of the sales go to the Polson Museum in Hoquiam.

Rating: Excellent

Production: 294 cases

Alcohol: 11%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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