Spanish expat Javier Alfonso grew up in a family steeped in the wine industry, but it wasn’t until his mechanical engineering studies at the University of Washington when he returned to wine. He first established Pomum Cellars in Woodinville, then launched Idilico as his brand dedicated to making wine from grapes native to Spain. This signals his sixth vintage of bottling Grenache, and Alfonso even labels it as Garnacha. He wisely keeps the focus on the fruit from Art den Hoed and Upland vineyards by fermenting the lots in stainless steel before aging it in neutral French oak for a year. Lovely red fruit aromas Cherries Jubilee and red currant include black pepper and dark chocolate, which are followed by long and rich flavors of strawberry freezer jam, more cherries and lots of food-friendly pomegranate acidity.
Production: 171 cases
Jacque Phillips says
We love your Albariño Chardonnay. We live in Hayden, Idaho and buy it at Anthony’s Restaurant in Coeur d’Alene every time we go there. We would love to be able to buy it retail, but can’t find it here. I will be in Wenatchee next week and would like to come to your tasting room to taste your Temperanillo, and get Albariño to bring home with me. When are you open??
Eric Degerman says
I would encourage you to visit the winery’s website …
for answers to your questions regarding the tasting room hours.