Bello Family Vineyards

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2014 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 18 | Lot No. 148
Vintage

2012

Bello Family Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Primarily from the Star Vineyard in Rutherford with a splash of Ballard Vineyard fruit from Spring Mountain
  • Aged for 14 months in French oak barrels from Tonnellerie Bossuet
  • 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine

Tasting Chart

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

Aaron Pott

Winemaker, Bello Family Vineyards

Winemaker, Aaron Pott

Aaron Pott worked for nearly six years making wine in France before returning to the States to take a position with Beringer Wine Estates. As a winemaker for the company’s international brands in France, Italy and South America, he had the pleasure to work with French winemakers Jean-Louis Mandrau, formerly of Château Latour and André Porcheret, whose resume included the Hospice de Beaune and Domaine Leroy. 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.

Country born: USA

Education: Aaron Pott studied oenology at the University of California, Davis, Pott delved into all aspects of the theory of winemaking, including practical application by working part-time in the research laboratory at Robert Mondavi Winery. He completed his education with a master’s degree in Viticulture from the Université de Bourgogne in Dijon, France.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Honors / Awards:
2012 Winemaker of the year by Food & Wine.

Winemaking Philosophy:
Let the grapes express their true character in each bottle.

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