POE was founded in 2009 by Samantha Sheehan, an advocate of the vineyards and wines of Burgundy and Champagne. The brand; Poe, was created to show that California too has incredible and distinctive terroir, varying dramatically from one microclimate to the next. Poe only produces single vineyard wines to show that distinction, and picks not by numbers, but rather when the fruit is balanced and flavorful.
The wine offers up excellent aromatic complexity in its youthful blend of black cherries, pomegranate, a hint of blood orange, some sweet stem tones, lovely soil elements, hints of the cola to come and a discreet base of new wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and more closed and structured than the Manchester Ridge, with a fine core, ripe, buried tannins and a long, focused and still quite primary finish.
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