- Producer: POP 300
- Winemakers: Sean Capiaux & Luke Russ
- Region (AVA): Napa Valley (Oakville)
- Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
- Vintage production: <500 cases
- Winery location: Howell Mountain
- Owners: Luke Russ
- First vintage: 2017
- Drinking window: 2019-2021
About The Wine
POP 300 is a true labour of love from Luke Russ, Estate Director at one of Robert Parker's self-professed favourite wineries in Napa, O'Shaughnessy Estate Winery. Luke returned to his childhood home of Oakville in Napa, where his still resides, to craft a one-of-a-kind Rosé.
He took charge of a tiny plot of Pinot Noir in the very heart of the famed To Kalon vineyard - ground-zero for Napa Cabernet Sauvignon! - owned by his close friends, the MacDonald family. It is, in fact, the only Pinot Noir is the entirety of To Kalon, and he enlisted the help of O'Shaughnessy winemaker Sean Capiaux to harness this stunning fruit to produce a miniscule volume of what has become one of the greatest Rosés coming out of California.
It quickly became a favourite of Napa and Sonoma's top sommeliers, but as we've known Luke for many years we managed to wrangle a small allocation for the UK!
POP 300 Oakville Rosé 2018
"An amazing and inviting nose of crisp Summer berries, a hint of fresh mint and a gorgeous floral note. The palate is simply stunning with oodles of fresh red berries, a gorgeous texture and mouth-watering crispness. 'Moreish' isn't a strong enough word!"
Four Corners Wine (March 2019)