A copy of Rory Stamp's CHEESE, ILLUSTRATED + one of our most favorite California Sparkling Rosé wines from winemaker Samantha Sheehan at Poe Wines. We recommend adding on a couple of cheese selections from our shop + a box of our Lady crackers for the perfect gift.
Notes about the Wine:
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 Van der Kamp Vineyard lies at the very top of Sonoma Mountain, at a 1,400 foot elevation looking down on the town of Glen Ellen to the east and Bennett Valley to the northwest. Van der Kamp was planted in the early 1950s, making it the oldest continually producing Pinot Noir in all of California; the Pinot Meunier was planted in the 1990s. The vineyard is farmed organically.
Tasting Notes: Salmon-hued yet electric in the glass, the 2017 Poe Sparkling Rosé shows crushed rose, fresh strawberry, peach, and apricot, with subtle spice and lovely texture to balance the lively acidity.