15 women in wine to watch! – Food & WineUltraviolet is brought to us by winemaker Samantha Sheehan. She’s a master at making California’s terroir shine, at affordable prices. We appreciate her keen ability to produce classically styled wines, packed with flavor and finesse, and simultaneously pioneer minimalistic winemaking techniques. Fresh, affordable, fun- what’s not to love?
Sam has also grown two other brands: Mommenpop Aperitifs and POE wines from Northern California.
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2021 CABERNET SAUVIGNON
The current vintage of Ultraviolet Cabernet is comprised of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Red Hills AVA, and 5% Cabernet Franc from Coombsville in Napa Valley. Soft, round, velvety tannins. aromas of violets, blackberry, blueberry notes of pie spice, bramble.
NV SPARKLING ROSÉ
This sparkling wine is a base of 85% Coombsville Cabernet Franc rosé and 15% French Colombard from Mendocino.
Sam has been making Champagne method sparkling wines for six years under the POE label, and decided to make a playful, fruit driven California sparkling, by utilizing the Charmant method. As opposed to fermenting in bottle, they take the sparkling base and instigate a second fermentation in stainless steel utilizing yeast and sugar. It is the same process as Champagne method, but a different vessel. The fermentation was kept cold, and lasts seven weeks. After a few months of rest, they bottle under cork. The dosage is 5 grams per liter.
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