2016 Pott Wine Viognier 20m3 Stagecoach Vineyard Pritchard Hill Napa Valley California USA Wine Tasting Note

  1. 2016 Pott Wine Viognier 20m3 Stagecoach Vineyard Pritchard Hill (Napa Valley)

    1. 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.

      92 points - Tasted
Pott Wines Aaron Pott Wine Tasting Notes, Ratings

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.