2016 Pott Wine Viognier 20m3 Stagecoach Vineyard Pritchard Hill Napa Valley Wine Tasting Note
|2016||Pott Wine Viognier 20m3 Stagecoach Vineyard Pritchard Hill (Napa Valley)|
With a bright yellow and hay colored hue, there is freshness, length, minerality and blast of yellow citrus, white peach and ripe, sweet honeydew melon. Aged entirely in terra cotta for 10 months, the wine leaves you with just squeezed citrus, white peach and freshness.
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Aaron & Claire Pott and Daughters, Wines, History, Overview
The world is going to Pott! Except this is the type of Pott you drink, and not smoke. Wine lovers have been purchasing and tasting the wines of Aaron Pott since he founded the estate in 2007. Aaron Pott graduated from UC Davis before becoming an intern with Robert Mondavi. From there, he took a position at Newton Vineyards before a stint in the Right Bank of Bordeaux. With the help of Michel Rolland, with whom Aaron Potts still maintains a strong relationship with, Aaron Pott began working at Chateau Troplong Mondot.
To say Aaron Pott was surprised at the job he was offered does not really cover it. He was expecting a good, but still entry level gig at the exalted, St. Emilion vineyard. Aaron Pott was placed in charge of wine making, a position that required a very, quick, on the job, learning curve. From there, Aaron Pott remained in the Right Bank of Bordeaux holding an even higher position as he was made the director at Chateau La-TourFigeac. Aaron Pott completed his studies, earning a Masters Degree from the University of Bourgogne.
Back in Northern California, Aaron Pott spent 3 years at Beringer as the International head of wine making. After a stint of St. Clement, he took a position at Quintessa, before setting up his own consultancy business. Blackbird, Fisher, Greer, Seven Stones and Quixotie are a few of his more illustrious clients. In 2004, he purchased 76 acres of land on Mt. Veeder, following that up in 2010, he obtained more vines in St. Helena and in 2012, he purchased additional vineyard land in Jericho Canyon and he added another vineyard to his growing portfolio in 2013, Alder Deutsch. In 2017, the name of winery changed officially to Aaron & Claire Pott and Daughters.
Pott Wines Vineyards, Wines, Winemaking
Pott Wines produces staggering array for high, quality wine, which are mostly, still priced at a consumer, friendly level. The grape sources come from a myriad of parcels in the Napa Valley including Atlas Peak, Mt. Veeder, Pritchard Hill, Rutherford, Spring Mountain, St. Helena, Stags Peap and the famous, Stagecoach Vineyards. The terroir ranges from steep, hillside, mountain vineyards to soils with rocks, stones, loam, clay and volcanic material.
While most of the wines Pott produces are made from Bordeaux styled blends, that is not always the case as Aaron Pott also makes wine from Rhone grape varieties.
Pott Wines makes a diverse array of wine including :
Chesters Anvil is a partnership between Steve Lagier and Dr. Carole Meredith of Lagier Meredith Vineyard and Claire Pott. The wine made its debut with the 2007 vintage.
Pott - 20M3 which is made from 100% Viognier that comes from a small, half acre parcel of vines at Chateauneuf du Pott.
Pott - Original Gangster is made using 100% Grenache from the Stagecoach Vineyard.
Pott - La Carte et le Territoire is a Right Bank Bordeaux blend styled blend with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Pott - Kaliholmanok is producing using 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the upper, elevations on Spring Mountain.
Pott - Actaeon is made from only 100% Cabernet Sauvignon planted in the Stag's Leap appellation at Quixotie.
Pott - Her Majesty's Secret Service, named after a semi-obscure, James Band movie is produced from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The vines are planted in the Stagecoach Vineyard, on the Pritchard Hill side.
Pott - Le Nouveau Western comes from Cabernet Sauvignon planted in Rutherford, in the Star Vineyard.
Pott - Turf War is a Cabernet Sauvignon wine that comes from the Bisagno Vineyard located just above the Colgin vineyard on Tychson Hill in St. Helena.
Pott - Incubo comes from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon planted on Mount Veeder, Napa Valley.
Serving and Decanting Pott Wines with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips
Pott Wines is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Young vintages can be decanted for 1-3 hours, depending on the character of the vintage. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Pott Wines is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, ribs, hamburgers, barbecue, roasted, braised, grilled dishes and stews. Pott Wines is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, salmon, mushrooms and pasta.
The white wine of Pott is best served with all types of seafood and shellfish, sushi, sashimi, chicken, veal, pork and cheese.