2017 Poe Wines, Rose, Pinot Meunier/Pinot Noir, California.
Samantha Sheehan’s Poe Rose is a unique and flavorful dry pink with exquisite tangy fresh detail and delicacy with intense sour cherry and distilled strawberry as well as intriguing blueberry and quince notes to go along with bright watermelon and a zippy/citrusy bite making this a thrilling Summer wine. This crisp Rose is crafted with sourced grapes from Sonoma Mountain and Monterey County, it’s made up of Pinot Meunier, famous as a Champagne grape, but also now finding it’s way into dry reds and California bubbly, along with Pinot Noir, which here provides structured elegance and brisk focus, making for a fun rarity! With a bit of air there is some light floral notes as well as zesty gooseberry, it’s has lots of youthful energy and tight verve making it a great choice for picnics and or warm day sipping, though it will prove excellent with spicy cuisine and especially mussels in tomato and garlic broth. Sheehan, one cannot forget, makes wonderful Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines from single vineyard sites, I especially love her Manchester Ridge and Van Der Kamp bottlings and this Rose really makes me happy, drink it up, but don’t wait order quick as these sell out fast, and luck are those that are on her main mailing list, as she also makes a single varietal Pinot Meunier Rose as well!
($22 Est.) 90 Points, grapelive

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