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2016 VGS Petite Sirah Image

The dark, inky color may mislead you! Oh yes, the wine is concentrated and dense but it is not as blockbuster and tannic as the color might let you think.

The wine has a very intense and expressive nose, rich, deep, going and going. It is loaded with ripe dark fruits – boysenberry, black cherry and plums – with soft tones of vanilla, cedar and a nice earthiness. It is really a nice, well integrated bouquet.

Body weight and bright acidity immediately attacks the palate and you feel the concentration of flavors. Then you go through layers after layers delivering the ripe black fruits, fresh herbs and spicy black pepper flavors. The finish is long and firm with a strong, lasting tannic structure, ensuring a long life for this often misunderstood wine.

One thing is for certain … this “Petite” definitely is not very “petite.” Only 98 cases made.

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SKU: PS16NV
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$900.00
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2016 Potelle Two Image

The practice of establishing a “second wine” began in the 18th century as way for Bordeaux winemakers to be more selective of the wine going into their estate label. The goal was to increase the quality of the “Grand Vin” (i.e. VGS) and also create a very good second wine, which can typically be enjoyed, younger and costs less.

Since then, a lot of the top chateaux have added a third wine. That strict selection between the lots and the barrels, ensure the very best quality for the Grand Vin and a tremendous quality/value for the second vin.

At VGS, we have done that by having the VGS and the Illegitimate. Now, we are adding Potelle Two which makes our selection process even stricter. And The Illegitimate has become a separate brand.

Potelle Two, the second wine of Potelle, was born from this tradition.

53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Petite Sirah, 13% Zinfandel, 9% Syrah, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Grenache.

In the mouth the wine has a nice structure, the weight is good, it sits well, it is round and ample but it also presents a nice suppleness that balances the structure and ensure earlier drinkability. The finish is very long.

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SKU: PT16NV
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$840.00
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2016 VGS Zinfandel Image

As a whole 2016 is a beautiful vintage. The wines show power and balance, and this zinfandel is certainly no exception. It has an attractive and rich nose of fully ripe raspberries, blackberries, a little bit of plum and fig which evolves into complex flavors of spices like sage, vanilla, black pepper, and nutmeg.

In the mouth the wine shows great weight with mild tannins. Even though it is fully ripe and loaded it does not make the wine heavy. The real beauty of our Moon Mountain location is that our elevation and cooler climate protects the acidity and makes the structure of the wine balanced with its richness. You will like it! The wine has great length on your palate. The French oak is fully integrated and fully contributes to the expression of the flavors and make it the wine feel full and round with a very long finish.

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SKU: ZN16SC
2016 VGS Cabernet Sauvignon Image

Wow, wow, wow…!
The 2016 vintage in the Napa Valley will go down in wine history as LEGENDARY…and here’s a perfect example why.

 

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SKU: CS16NV
 
2017 Riviera Rose Image

Riviéra is a classically styled Provençale rose, made with 100% Cinsault. For us, the beauty of this wine all begins with the ethereal light pink and gold-orange color tempting you to discover it’s lively, fresh fruit and floral aromas!

A delightful bouquet of apricots, white strawberries, white cherries, watermelon rind and intoxicating lemon-blossoms fill the nose with perfume like intensity.

Upon first sip, the wine takes its place with mouth-filling weight while remaining crisp and refreshing. The Riviéra 2017 has a great focus and tension making it a pure joy that is so easy to drink. Flavors of white peaches, white strawberries, orange peel, and lightly toasted coriander dominate with an alluring long and softly textured finish that promises to keep you coming back for another sip.

Delicate.Elegant.Fresh… Riviéra is calling you!

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SKU: RO17SC
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2017 Sauvignon Blanc Image

VGS Chateau Potelle has been making Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc for a “few” years now and the 2017 certainly does not disappoint. Inspired stylistically by the white wines of Bordeaux (Graves/Pessac-Léognan) this blend of 97% Sauvignon Blanc and 3 % Semillon has great fruit, a rich and luscious body, and bright-refreshing acidity.

The wine leads off with a compelling bouquet of apricot and kiwi, tropical passionfruit and pineapple guava, honeyed lemons and crushed stones with a hint of aromatic lime blossoms and magnolia flowers.

In the mouth, a medium to full-bodied weight envelops your palate. The wine is super intense with plenty of stone fruit and citrusy layers not to mention plenty of crisp zing and persistence. Flavors of papaya, guava, lime peel and Meyer lemons will keep you reaching for another glass. The subtle oak influence adds a rich, toasty complexity to the finish. A real pleasure!

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SKU: SB17NV
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2016 VGS Chardonnay Image

Do not let the pale yellow color of this Chardonnay fool you into thinking this vintage is at all light in flavor.  This 2016 represents the typical Chardonnay VGS bouquet: it is intense moving from red grapefruit to light pineapple passing by a definitive array of aromas of lemongrass, Asian pears, orange peel, lightly toasted almond all sustained by its minerality. As the wine continues to open, secondary aromas such as green papaya, kaffir lime leaf and chamomile flower completes the layered bouquet.  A delicate, yet dense mouth feel is balanced by bright acidity that leaves a lasting impression on your palate.  The fermentation (85% New French oak and 15% stainless steel barrels) helps to enhance the richness, without heaviness, in protecting the liveliness of the fruit and texture in the mouth. The acidity keeps the wine extremely fresh. The length of this wine is just amazing. It’s a tribute to the “hands off ” winemaking style and the natural fermentation.

Enjoy this wine over the next 5-10 years with richer seafood such as crab cakes, salmon, sea bass, scallops or your favorite herb marinated roasted chicken.

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SKU: CH16NV
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$720.00
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