“Eric Clemons, owner of Coeur Wine Co., a New York importer and distributor, talks about how he connected with the grower who supplies grapes for his “Upwell” California Rosé. Clemons was telling winemaker Samantha Sheehan, of POE in Napa, how difficult it was to find an under-$20 American-made pink for his portfolio. “It was the trickiest thing to find,” he says, lamenting that many bottles in this price range reflect quantity over quality. “Sam said, ‘So do it yourself,’ ” he recalls. She took the lead on making the wine, and introduced him to Markus Bokisch, one of the preeminent vineyard managers in Lodi.” - Upwell rose is waterfall-fresh with cling peach on the nose, and a tart palate of crunchy peach, watermelon and lemon with a pinch of salinity to keep this wine dry and mouthwatering.