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2020 Pott Wine Chateauneuf du Pott Vineyard 20M3 Viognier

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RATINGS

91-93The Wine Advocate

...lovely hint of reduction/struck match, giving way to apple and peach notes with hints of coriander seed and grapefruit peel. It is medium-bodied, crisp, clean and tightly wound with a lovely chalky finish.

91Jeb Dunnuck

...plenty of tangerine, orange blossom, pineapple, and minty notes to go with a medium-bodied, fresh, lively, yet still textured style on the palate.

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.