Saint Helena Winery

Block One
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
St. Helena

2020 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 24 | Lot No. 104
Vintage

2018

Saint Helena Winery

Block One

Cabernet Sauvignon
St. Helena

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Grown on deep, rocky soils of an ancient river bed on the Napa Valley floor
  • See Clone Cabernet Sauvignon from Backus Vineyard bud wood planted in 2003
  • Winemakers selected one barrel to represent the single best wine from the 2018 vintage
  • Each vine is hand-tended throughout the growing season, then hand-picked and -sorted

Winemakers Aaron Pott and Lindsey Wallingford chose one French oak barrel from this stellar vintage to create this unique wine of pure Cabernet Sauvignon from our estate vineyard on Pratt Avenue in St. Helena. Rich, dense and concentrated with velvety tannins, this wine is approachable yet age worthy.


Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • 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.

Lindsey Wallingford

Winemaker, Saint Helena Winery

Winemaker, Lindsey Wallingford

Lindsey has a Bachelor's Degree in Viticuture and Enology from Washington State University, where she was also a scholarship athlete on the women's rowing team. Lindsey's early years in winemaking were spent working for wineries in Washington State, Hunter Valley, Australia, Marlborough, New Zealand, Sonoma County and Napa Valley. Lindsey has worked closely with some of the most respected winemakers and wine growers in the world, including Paul Hobbs, Michel Rolland and David Abreu. Most recently, Lindsey worked for Napa Valley's Bryant Family Vineyard and Screaming Eagle.

Country born: United States

Education: BS Viticulture & Enology, Washington State University, Mentors: Bob Gallagher, Aaron Pott

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
My philosophy is the often heard expression that the best wine is made in the vineyard. I believe the winemaker's mission is to express the best aspects of each property with the most minimal intervention. Having the additional title of Vineyard Manager with an in-house crew truly allows us the opportunity to create the wines throughout the entire year.

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3111 Saint Helena Highway
Saint Helena  CA  94574
707-968-5583

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Saint Helena Winery 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Block One 24
Stone The Crows 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 23
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