Perliss Estate

The Ravens, Amphora
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 190


Perliss Estate

The Ravens, Amphora

Cabernet Sauvignon

5 cases produced


  • Amphora-aged estate Cabernet Sauvignon from our three-acre, family-owned Calistoga vineyard
  • Winemaker Aaron Pott debuts his first wine made in terracotta from a vineyard of his design
  • Handcrafted in every sense—from farming, to vinification, to the handmade clay vessel
  • The Ravens, Amphora is a marriage of rocky, volcanic soils below Mount Saint Helena and Tuscan clay

"The Ravens, Amphora" is an exceptional wine - Estate Napa Cabernet Sauvignon from our small, sloping "Ravens Vineyard" has been aged in a clay vessel, handmade in Tuscany. The resulting wine generates a vibrancy, fresh minerality, and purity impossible to achieve with traditional oak barrels. As wine was originally made in terracotta, so this wine returns to the roots of winemaking. Vines grow from the earth. Returning the vines' fruit to earthenware follows a natural logic and yields a timeless expression of place.

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")

Aaron Pott

Winemaker, Perliss Estate

Winemaker, Aaron Pott

Studied viticulture in Burgundy and enology at UC Davis. Winemaker in Bordeaux, Italy, South America, and Napa. Began his own label, Pott Wine in 2007. Consults for several wineries in Napa, including Seven Stones, Blackbird, Fisher.

Country born: America

Education: Studied viticulture in Burgundy and enology at UC Davis. Mentored by John Kongsgaard.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

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

Winemaking Philosophy:
I make wine because I need the intellectual challenge and the satisfaction of crafting something beautiful for those that will appreciate it. I look forward to those foggy, pre-harvest mornings when you taste the grapes and begin to imagine what they will do in the glass. I practice viticulture because the vine is the ultimate teacher, no matter how long you have been at it. In every case they show you, often with humor, how wrong or right you were! Vines give you back the effort you put in, which is a rarity in life and utterly satisfying.

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