2018 Pinot Noir

Van der Kamp Vineyard, Sonoma Mountain, CA

  • Producer

    POE Wines

  • What we love

    We are thrilled to get our hands on this gem. Samantha Sheehan’s POE label is on fire, and her old-vine Pinot is normally reserved for her mailing list only. The wine offers up excellent aromatic complexity in its youthful blend of black cherries, pomegranate, a hint of blood orange and some sweet tones of cola. On the palate the wine is deep and full-bodied, with fine tannins and a long, focused finish. A rustic interpretation of Pinot that can be enjoyed with food or without. Cheers!

$40.00

About this Wine

Samantha Sheehan’s POE wines pay homage to great vineyard sites. This Pinot Noir gets its brightness and elegance from the Van der Kamp vineyard, a magical spot atop Sonoma Mountain at 1,400 feet elevation. It is possibly the oldest planting of Pinot Noir still producing, planted in 1953, making these seriously old Pinot Noir vines by California standards.

92 points, Wine Enthusiast

250 cases produced.

 

  • Technical Data:
  • 100% Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • Winemaking: 30% whole cluster fermentation. Aged on the lees for 12 months in French oak (30% new) before being bottled un-fined and unfiltered.
  • Drink now through 2030

Samantha Sheehan

Owner + Winemaker


POE was founded in 2009 by Samantha Sheehan, an advocate of the vineyards and wines of Burgundy and Champagne. POE was created to show that California, too, has incredible and distinctive terroir, varying dramatically from one microclimate to the next. POE only produces wines that can show this distinction, and picks not by numbers, but rather when the fruit is balanced and flavorful. POE is a wine label worth paying attention to.

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