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2018 Pott Wine Incubo Chateauneuf-du-Pott Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8468683 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

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RATINGS

98The Wine Advocate

...blackcurrant pastilles, black plum preserves and black cherry compote, followed by nuances of lilacs, licorice, new leather and garrigue. Full-bodied, firm and taut on the palate with generous, crunchy fruit and great tension, this finishes long and earthy.

98Vinous / IWC

...captures all of the savory intensity of Mt. Veeder in its inky fruit and intensely savory personality.

93Wine Spectator

Packed with blueberry, plum and blackberry reduction flavors, the fruit easily holds the upper hand throughout. But there's ample range too, with anise, floral and sweet tobacco elements in the mix. Tarry grip holds the finish together.

PRODUCER

Pott Wine

Pott Wine is a small winery on Mount Veeder in Napa Valley. It was started by Aaron Pott and his wife Claire. Pott previously worked under John Kongsgaard and has been a winemaker at Beringer, St. Clement and Quintessa. He also has worked in France and earned an advanced degree in winemaking at the Universite of Bourgogne. He and his wife source their grapes from Napa Valley and produce Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Bordeaux-style red blends.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Mount Veeder

Mount Veeder AVA was established in 1993, though its origins as a wine producing district date to the 19th century. A German Presbyterian pastor named Peter Veeder was one of the first landowners in the area, and by 1864 one of his neighbors, a German sea captain named Stelham Wing, was producing wine commercially. The area continued to attract German agricultural entrepreneurs, some of whom established the estate that would later become the Christian Brothers Mont La Salle winery. Today the AVA includes about 1,000 acres of vineyards, most of them at relatively high altitudes. The Mayacamas vineyard, for instance, is at 2,400 feet. Cabernet Sauvignon is the most frequently planted grape, followed by Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.