Wine Enthusiast

This is a well-balanced, medium-bodied wine that has just enough smoke and spice in the aroma, just enough ripe blackberry in the flavors and just enough firm tannin to give the grip it will need to pair with your favorite hearty dish.

WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
  • APPELLATION
    Napa Valley
  • ALCOHOL
    14.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml

From the winery:

2016 marks the seventh vintage of Ultra Violet Cabernet Sauvignon, by winemaker Samantha Sheehan of POE and Mommenpop. Samantha's Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays have always been inspired by the wines of France, thus her California Cabernet project deserves a fitting title.

Ultraviolet is an homage to the California climate where Sam grew up, and a pure expression of fruit ripened under the California sun.

Ultraviolet was started in 2009 by Samantha Sheehan of POE Wines. The grapes are sourced from vineyards in St Helena and Coombsville, and the wine is typically a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot. The wine is aged for 18 months in 50% new French oak, 50% neutral French oak.

TASTING NOTES 

Ripe notes of blueberry compote, plums, fresh violet petals and currant, a round mouthfeel with hints of blackberry bramble, black pepper and Bordeaux-like earthiness, with bright acidity and velvety, persistent tannin.