POE Wines Pinot Meunier Van der Kamp Vineyard 2017
100% Pinot Meunier. Winemaker Samantha Sheehan founded POE in 2009 after being inspired by the wines she tasted in Burgundy and Champagne. Her goal, however, is not to replicate Burgundy, but rather to create alluring, vineyard specific, age-worthy wines revealing the beautiful terroir of California. Samantha practices organic farming, has the bare essentials in her winery, and each wine is made in limited quantities. This single vineyard Pinot Meunier comes from the top of Sonoma Mountain, which contains some of the oldest plantings of Pinot Meunier in the state. This wine is all about bitter cherry, cassis, woodsmoke, espresso, and lovely spice notes. Superb intensity and complexity. Samantha is a rising star and should not be missed.