Grape(s): 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Localization: California, USA
Tasting Notes: Ripe notes of blueberry compote, plums, fresh violet petals and currant. A round mouthfeel with hints of blackberry bramble, black pepper. Bordeaux-like earthiness, with bright acidity and velvety, persistent tannin.
Food pairing: Pair with anything salty or high in fat. Delcious with pasta bolognese, sausage pizza, spare ribs or any red meat, a cheese plate, or dark chocolate cake.
The Domain: Ultraviolet was started in 2009 by Samantha Sheehan of POE Wines. The grapes are sourced from vineyards in St Helena and Coombsville, and the wine is typically a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot. The wine is aged for 18 months in 50% new French oak, and 50% neutral French oak.
Samantha Sheehan founded POE in 2009 after being inspired by the wines she tasted in Burgundy and Champagne. The goal is not to replicate Burgundy, but rather create alluring, vineyard specific, age-worthy wines revealing the beautiful terroir of California. There is minimal intervention, judicious use of sulfur, and never any additives.
POE produces traditional Champagne method sparkling wines, rosé, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and a nouveau from Pinot Noir. Each wine is made in very limited quantities, and sold directly from the winery and to high-end restaurants around the country.
One time per year POE opens its door at the nouveau release and celebration. We team up with a celebrated local Chef and prepare a meal for the local wine community and our customers. In keeping with the traditions of Beaujolais Nouveau, we set the date for sometime around the third week of November.
In 2017, POE teamed up with Farella Vineyard and Forlorn Hope to open a collective tasting room in the heart of downtown Napa. Guests can enjoy glasses, bottles and flights of their favorite POE wines, as well as explore other dynamic selections from both Farella and Forlorn Hope.