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VGS: GOOD THINGS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES


2017
2017 VGS Cabernet Sauvignon

Mount Veeder

The 2017 vintage was a storied one...luckily we harvested our Cabernet Sauvignon grapes before the fires started.  This wine is gorgeous!  The bouquet is loaded with ripe bing and rainier cherries.  What a crowd pleaser.  Brilliant acidity and a delicate richness make this wine one to enjoy now and over the next 8-10 years.  

$125.00/bottle
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2017
2017 VGS Cabernet Sauvignon

Mount Veeder

The 2017 vintage was a storied one...luckily we harvested our Cabernet Sauvignon grapes before the fires started.  This wine is gorgeous!  The bouquet is loaded with ripe bing and rainier cherries.  What a crowd pleaser.  Brilliant acidity and a delicate richness make this wine one to enjoy now and over the next 8-10 years.  

Specifications
Appellation: Mount Veeder
Vineyard: Wildcat Mountain Vineyard
Aging: 22 months in 100% new French Oak
Soils: Loamy with shale and volcanic rock
Fermentation: Native yeast
Harvest date: October 8, 2017
Alcohol: 14.8
Cases produced: 550
Age ability: 8-10 years
$125.00/bottle
2018
VGS Zinfandel

Moon Mountain

What can we say about this vintage other than "Spectacular"...ok, we can say more...how about "Near Perfect"?!

The 2018 VGS Zinfandel is simply put-STUNNING!
It is a symphony of aromas and flavors filling your nose and mouth with pure pleasure.

Dark red and black berries abound accented by fields of wildflowers, spices as if you were in a Moroccan spice market-this wine is really beautiful.
In the mouth, it take over completely, coating  every taste bud with its weight and presence.

On the finish, its stays with you forever.

We LOVE the VGS Zinfandel 2018-and are so excited for you to taste it!

 

$80.00/bottle
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2018
VGS Zinfandel

Moon Mountain

What can we say about this vintage other than "Spectacular"...ok, we can say more...how about "Near Perfect"?!

The 2018 VGS Zinfandel is simply put-STUNNING!
It is a symphony of aromas and flavors filling your nose and mouth with pure pleasure.

Dark red and black berries abound accented by fields of wildflowers, spices as if you were in a Moroccan spice market-this wine is really beautiful.
In the mouth, it take over completely, coating  every taste bud with its weight and presence.

On the finish, its stays with you forever.

We LOVE the VGS Zinfandel 2018-and are so excited for you to taste it!

 

Specifications
Grapes: 100% Zinfandel
Appellation: Moon Mountain
Vineyard: Alta Vista Vineyard
Aging: 17 Months new Freck Oak barrels
Soils: Loamy with shale & volcanic rock
Fermentation: 27 days natural yeasts
Harvest date: Ocotber 2018
Cases produced: 650
$80.00/bottle
2018
Potelle Two

Napa Valley

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.

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.

$80.00/bottle
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2018
Potelle Two

Napa Valley

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.

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.

Specifications
Grapes: 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Zinfandel, 16% Syrah & 14% Merlot
Appellation: Napa Valley
Aging: 14 months in new French Oak
Soils: volcanic
Fermentation: 22 days with a 7 day cold soak
Harvest date: October 2018
Cases produced: 964
$80.00/bottle
2016
50/50 Cuveé

50% Bordeaux & 50% Napa Valley

The fourth vintage of the acclaimed 50/50 Cuveè.  A completely unique wine, one like no other in the wine industry! A delicious red blend composed of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 14% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot

Having been born and raised in Bordeaux, France but having lived in the Napa Valley for the past 35 years, I wanted to merge these two great wine cultures and create something really unique... a wine from my "two homes".

So, I have partnered with my favorite cousin in Bordeaux to blend a completely appropriate and imaginative wine. I am proud to introduce and offer this one-of-a-kind wine to you!

Aromatically this wine says “I am from Napa” with bright red and black berries, cocoa and spices. Once you take a sip, the Old-World, Classic Bordeaux texture and subtle fruit flavors dominate. We have tasted many Master Sommeliers and winemakers blind on this wine, and each time they are confused, intrigued, perplexed and amazed…we think you will be too!

$750/six-pack
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2016
50/50 Cuveé

50% Bordeaux & 50% Napa Valley

The fourth vintage of the acclaimed 50/50 Cuveè.  A completely unique wine, one like no other in the wine industry! A delicious red blend composed of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 14% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot

Having been born and raised in Bordeaux, France but having lived in the Napa Valley for the past 35 years, I wanted to merge these two great wine cultures and create something really unique... a wine from my "two homes".

So, I have partnered with my favorite cousin in Bordeaux to blend a completely appropriate and imaginative wine. I am proud to introduce and offer this one-of-a-kind wine to you!

Aromatically this wine says “I am from Napa” with bright red and black berries, cocoa and spices. Once you take a sip, the Old-World, Classic Bordeaux texture and subtle fruit flavors dominate. We have tasted many Master Sommeliers and winemakers blind on this wine, and each time they are confused, intrigued, perplexed and amazed…we think you will be too!

Specifications
Grapes: 62% Cabernet Sauvignon 19% Cabernet Franc 14% Petit Verdot 5% Merlot
Appellation: 50% Bordeaux & 50% Napa Valley
Aging: 22 months 100% new French Oak
Cases produced: 200 custom collectors wooden six pack cases
$750/six-pack
2019
VGS Chardonnay

Mount Veeder

A long growing season gave way to wonderful phenolic maturity and an abundance of crop.  This Chardonnay displays Intense tropical and ripe stone fruit aromas: lychee, white nectarine and peach.  In the mouth, the fruit profile evolves from banana and pineapple to spice such as ginger and toasty coconut.  This is the perfect wine to enjoy with some sunshine or with your favorite Thai food.

$68.00/bottle
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2019
VGS Chardonnay

Mount Veeder

A long growing season gave way to wonderful phenolic maturity and an abundance of crop.  This Chardonnay displays Intense tropical and ripe stone fruit aromas: lychee, white nectarine and peach.  In the mouth, the fruit profile evolves from banana and pineapple to spice such as ginger and toasty coconut.  This is the perfect wine to enjoy with some sunshine or with your favorite Thai food.

Specifications
Appellation: Mount Veeder
Vineyard: Bald Mountain Vineyard
Aging: 9 months
Soils: Loamy with shale and volcanic rock
Fermentation: Native Yeast
Harvest date: October 2019
Alcohol: 14.8
Age ability: 7-10 year
$68.00/bottle