Women Producers Month – Samantha Sheehan

Celebrating Women History Month

POE is a winery that places a strong emphasis on producing wines that showcase the unique terroir of California, while also drawing inspiration from the wines of Burgundy and Champagne. Founder Samantha Sheehan’s goal is to create wines that are both alluring and age-worthy, with minimal intervention and never any additives.

The winery produces a range of wines, including traditional Champagne method sparkling wines, rosé, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and a nouveau from Pinot Noir. Each wine is made in limited quantities and sold directly from the winery, as well as to high-end restaurants around the country. In addition her Poe line, she’s also venture into the aperitifs world with “Mommenpop” and everyday table wines like “Ultraviolet” featured below.

“Samanthaʼs Cab Sauv is made up of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. The Cabernet Sauvignon comes from three vineyards in the Red Hills AVA, which is just east of St. Helena, and west of Lake County. The vineyards are between 1500-2000 feet in elevation, with red volcanic soil and excellent drainage. Red Hills is one of the most geologically active areas in California, with a pocket of magma flowing two miles below. The Cabernet Franc comes from her personal vineyard plus a friends vineyard in Coombsville, which is the new AVA in Napa.” – Ultraviolet

What to Expect: Ultraviolet, Cabernet Sauvignon. Ripe and rich aromas of blueberry compote, plums, fresh violet petals, and currants. On the palate, it has a round and full mouthfeel with hints of blackberry bramble and black pepper. There is a Bordeaux-like earthiness that contributes to the wine’s complexity, and it is balanced by bright acidity and velvety, persistent tannins.