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.
The bouquet offers up a youthful blend of pear, quince, salty soil tones, corn flowers, citrus zest and a whisper of vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied, focused and nascently complex, with a fine core of fruit, good soil signature, bouncy acids and lovely length and grip on the primary, but quite promising finish. Organic
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