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2019 Pott Wine Chateauneuf du Pott Vineyard 20M3 Viognier

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February 11, 2024 - $27

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RATINGS

92The Wine Advocate

...delivers wonderfully fragrant notes of poached pears, Golden Delicious apples, fennel seed and dill with hints of white pepper and lemongrass. Medium-bodied, elegant and with great freshness, it has loads of savory and spice nuances, finishing on a mineral note.

91Wine Spectator

Rich, with fleshy, ripe apricot, peach and marmalade flavors that mingle with honeysuckle and orange blossom aromatics, and a fresh thread of acidity that keeps this white light-footed. The precision and clarity are impressive.

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

White Wine, Viognier

This is a full-bodied white variety has plenty of natural aromatics such as peach and violets. It’s a low yielding fruit, so it is grown for its taste over its economics. Viognier is considered an ancient grape and an early favorite of the Roman emperors.