Perliss Estate

The Ravens, Amphora
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

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2017 Offering
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Auction 21 | Lot No. 206


Perliss Estate

The Ravens, Amphora

Cabernet Sauvignon

5 cases produced


  • Amphora-aged estate Cabernet Sauvignon from our three-acre, family-owned Calistoga Ravens Vineyard
  • Winemaker Aaron Pott created this 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 Vineyard is a marriage of rocky, volcanic soils below Mount St. Helena and Tuscan clay

This exceptional wine from Perliss Estate's "Ravens Vineyard" has been created by Aaron Pott, emphasizing the use of Tuscan amphorae with French barrels in a supporting role. The terracotta vessel brings the distinct character of this vineyard's Cabernet Sauvignon into luminous focus, enhancing the estate fruit's purity and freshness. In keeping the expression of the vineyard as natural as possible, no yeasts are added during fermentation and no filtering or fining occur before bottling.

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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