Award-winning winemaker Samantha Sheehan and her brand Ultraviolet Wines are being featured in Whole Foods markets in the Nashville area this spring! With over a decade of winemaking experience under her belt, Samantha is known for producing some of the best and most delightful wines coming out of the Napa region.
She began Ultraviolet in 2009 with the intention of making a wine that was high in quality, but wouldn’t break the bank. A California native, she wanted to create a product that celebrates Californian terroir with a very hands-off/low impact approach to farming – the less intervention with nature’s processes, the better!
Ultraviolet Wines offers Cabernet Sauvignon and Sparkling Rosé made in an artisanal manner, without any additives other than a judicious amount of sulfur and are intended to be enjoyed with food. They pair with a variety of dishes, snacks and bites, perfectly complimenting the flavors of many favorite meals. Not to mention, they are alarmingly easy to drink! With price tags both under $25 the beauty of the bottles and the nectar within will soon be in any wine or food-lovers usual rotation.
The Ultraviolet Cabernet Sauvignon ($16.99) is velvety, fruit-driven and balanced. It has notes of plums, blueberry compote, fresh violet petals and currant, with hints of blackberry and black pepper. Delicious with pizza, bolognese, spare ribs, a cheese plate or dark chocolate cake, this Cab is perfect for any occasion. 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.
Ultraviolet Sparkling Rosé ($24.99) is refreshing & floral, with pleasant notes of strawberry, raspberry, white flowers & grapefruit zest. It is made quite simply, with only organically-farmed grapes & a small amount of sulfur. It pairs with almost anything! Amazing with oysters, triple cream cheese, oven-roasted fish, fried chicken and, of course, dessert.
With spring in full swing, these wines are sure to bring joy to any meal, outdoor gathering or celebration. They also make for a perfect timeless gift! Combine the Sparkling Rose with Samantha’s other brand – Mommenpop, a line of artisanal citrus forward aperitifs – for the ultimate spritz experience that will take your tastebuds on a virtual visit to California.
Ultraviolet Wines are available to purchase online at www.ultravioletwines.com as well as your local Whole Foods retailer. The website also features suggested pairings and recipes to go with the wines.