2016 Petite Sirah
Stags Leap District
As a winemaker and wine lover, I am often approached by benevolent souls who are delighted to have me try wonderful, ancient, dusty artifacts from their collections. As a wine connoiseur and amateur historian I am always happy to oblige. Since I have worked in many parts of the world, I have had the opportunity to taste wines from many regions and countries. More often than not, these experiences end in disappointment with wines that are over the hill, damaged by storage or sadly in our day, outright fakes. There is one wine that has rarely let me down and those are the magnificent and venerable old Petite Syrahs of Stags’ Leap Vineyard. Whether it is ’72, ’73 or the legendary ’74 or any of the fabulous older vintages, these wines continue to shine long after great Bordeaux and Burgundy has faded. The wines are youthful and nimble with vivacity and charm. They are rich and complex with weight and density. They are ideal with food and never too much. In this tradition we present our Premiere lot, a 2016 Quixote Petite Syrah. This wine is handpicked from the barrel off of the highest block on the Quixote property - the very block that Carl Doumani sourced his finest Quixote wine, The Helmet of Mambrino. This wine promises decades of drinking pleasure with layers of density and richness.
Winemaker, Quixote Winery
Aaron Pott studied oenology at the University of California Davis and earned a master's degree in Viticulture from the Universite de Bourgogne in Dijon, France.
Aaron became winemaker at Chateau Troplong Mondot. Premier Grand Cru Classe St. Emilion. After six years making wine in France, Aaron returned to the U.S. He consults for a limited quantity of notable producers as well as making his own wine label, Pott Wine, at Quixote. In November 2012. Aaron was named "Winemaker of the Year" by the highly-acclaimed Food &Wine magazine. Some of Aaron's other clients include the likes of Blackbird Vineyards, Fisher Vineyards, Jericho Canyon, Seven Stones, St Helena Winery, Adler Deutsch and Perliss.
Country born: United States
Education: Master's Degree in Viticulture from the Universite de Bourgogne
BS Oenology from the University of California Davis
Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years
Honors / Awards:
2012 Winemaker of the Year - Food & Wine Magazine
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650 Castro Street
Mountain View CA 94041
+86 138 1686-6308
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