Saint Helena Winery

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2014 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 18 | Lot No. 138
Vintage

2012

Saint Helena Winery

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Our estate in the St. Helena AVA includes a 2.5-acre block of our Block 1 clone Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Our winemakers chose this small lot of our Block 1 clone Cabernet Sauvignon
  • The wine will spend 24 months in a Bossuet French barrel with staves hand selected by Aaron Pott
  • This Cabernet Sauvignon reflects our Block 1 terroir with firm structure and rich black fruit

Wine Facts

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

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

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.

Wine Spectrum

3315 Chanate Road
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Santa Rosa  CA  95404
707-525-8466

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