Ultraviolet Cabernet Sauvignon
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Region: Red Hills AVA, California, United States
Grape variety: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc
Ultraviolet Cabernet Sauvignon is velvety and balanced, made only with organically farmed grapes and a small amount of sulfur.
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About Ultraviolet Cabernet Sauvignon
Ultraviolet Cabernet Sauvignon is an homage to the California climate where winemaker Samantha Sheehan grew up. It is a pure expression of fruit ripened under the California sun. Her Cabernet Sauvignon is velvety and balanced, made only with organically farmed grapes and a small amount of sulfur. Samanthaʼs Cab Sauv is made up of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. The Cabernet Sauvignon comes from three vineyards in the Red Hills AVA, which is just east of St. Helena, and west of Lake County. The vineyards are between 1500-2000 feet in elevation, with red volcanic soil and excellent drainage. Red Hills is one of the most geologically active areas in California, with a pocket of magma flowing two miles below. The Cabernet Franc comes from her personal vineyard plus a friend’s vineyard in Coombsville, which is the new AVA in Napa. She ferments in stainless steel tanks using native yeast at about 85 degrees. She allows the wine to sit on the skins for an extra 10 days after fermentation is complete, after which the wine goes into neutral French oak. She ages in barrel for 16 months prior to bottling
About Ultraviolet Wines
Ultraviolet is a Cabernet Sauvignon and sparkling rosé made by Samantha Sheehan in Napa, California. The current vintage of Ultraviolet Cabernet is comprised of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Red Hills AVA, and 5% Cabernet Franc from Coombsville in Napa Valley. Just recently she added a sparkling rosé to the lineup. Both wines are made in an artisanal manner, without any additives other than a judicious amount of sulfur.
Samantha has created and grown two other brands, POE Wines and Mommenpop Spirits. She was named one of Food & Wine Magazine’s “15 Women to Watch in Wine,” and has been featured in Bloomberg, Wine & Spirits Magazine (Best New Spirits with Mommenpop), the San Francisco Chronicle, LA Times, and many other publications