Saint Helena Winery

Block 1
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
St. Helena

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 143
Vintage

2014

Saint Helena Winery

Block 1

Cabernet Sauvignon
St. Helena

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon made by winemakers Aaron Pott and Elizabeth Tangney
  • Backus Vineyard cuttings of See Clone planted on an ancient river bed with light, rocky soil
  • Aged in a new French oak barrel made by Tonnellerie Darnajou
  • Farmed for low yield (two tons per acre), the vineyard produces small berries with intense character

This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is one of only 60 bottles that will ever be made. Think of it as a bit of Napa Valley history in your cellar and celebrated in a glass with friends and family. Your Premiere Napa Valley wine is an estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon made by winemakers Aaron Pott and Elizabeth Tangney. The fruit is from Backus Vineyard cuttings of See Clone planted on an ancient river bed with light, rocky soil. These vines were farmed for low yield (two tons per acre) with the vineyard producing small berries with intense character. The wine was then aged in a new French oak barrel made by Tonnellerie Darnajou.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Aaron Pott

Winemaker, Saint Helena Winery

Winemaker, Aaron Pott

Pott took the position of Assistant Winemaker at Newton Vineyard where he worked with John Kongsgaard and Michel Rolland. Pott tried to convince Rolland to find him a job in France pulling hoses around a dark cellar and working on his language skills. Rolland soon sent word that he had found the ideal position, Winemaker at Chateau Troplong Mondot, Premier Grand Cru Classe, St. Emilion. Pott would thereafter become Winemaker and General Manager of Chateau La Tour Figeac Grand Cru Classe, St. Emilion.

Pott worked for nearly six years making wine in France before returning to the States to take a position with Beringer Wine Estates as the Winemaker for the company's international brands in France, Italy and South America. Pott's duties expanded in 2001 as winemaker at St. Clement in St. Helena. In 2004, he accepted the position as Winemaker and General Manager at Quintessa. In 2007, Pott formed Huis Clos Wines and is dedicated to consulting for a limited quantity of notable producers and producing his own wine, Pott Wine.

Country born: United States

Education: Aaron studied Fermentation Science Enology at the University of California, Davis. He completed his education with a masters degree in Viticulture from the University de Bourgogne in Dijon, France.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Honors / Awards:
2012 Winemaker of the Year - Food & Wine Magazine

Winemaking Philosophy:
Aaron believes wines should reflect the terroir of their origin, as well as the art and character of the people behind them.

Elizabeth Tangney

Winemaker, Saint Helena Winery

Winemaker, Elizabeth Tangney

Tangney earned her degree in Winemaking and Viticulture at California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. Her first experience farming was at Sterling Vineyards in Napa Valley. After graduation, she worked for L'Aventure in Paso Robles where she started in the tasting room and was mentored by owner and winemaker Stephane Asseo. Next she was hired by Eric Jensen, owner of Booker Vineyards, as Assistant Winemaker and Assistant Vineyard Manager. Like many ambitious young winemakers, Elizabeth worked a harvest abroad, in Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux. She returned to Northern California afterward to manage a 200 acre vineyard in Sonoma County, and worked one season in the cellar at Napa Valley's famous Bryant Family Vineyard before being hired as Winemaker and Vineyard Manager at Saint Helena Winery in 2012.

Country born: United States

Education: BS Winemaking and Viticulture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Mentors include Aaron Pott, Helen Keplinger and Stephane Asseo. Elizabeth worked one harvest season in Saint Emilion, France.

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Great wines begin with careful cultivation of the vines, with balance and concentration of aromas and flavors in mind.

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