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2017
VGS Chardonnay

Napa Valley

The vibrant nose starts by a very fresh, lively and pure perfume of lemons and grapefruit. The 2017 VGS Char-donnay is very focused! Once in the glass, it develops towards apricots, almond paste, brioche and a very light sweet honey. The oak is present but very subdued and not apparent on the initial bouquet, despite the barrel fermen-tation. The acidity carries the elegant bouquet.
In the mouth the fruit really shines. Mandarins, lychee and melon are all present, yet the wine remains very focused due to its core acidity that is going to make this wine long lived. A complex array of spices appear next, candied ginger, star anise and cardamom with plenty of zesty citrus oils. The acidity makes the wine leaner in its’ structure while carrying all the fruit and aromatics and will develop with layer and nuance for years. This wine will be great with Asian food, seafood and shellfish! The finish is very long, elegant, and complex and shows a great energy.

If you like buttery, heavy chardonnay…this wine is not for you.

In the mouth the wine stays lean despite a certain luscious-ness you feel and that will develop with time.

$60.00/bottle
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2017
VGS Chardonnay

Napa Valley

The vibrant nose starts by a very fresh, lively and pure perfume of lemons and grapefruit. The 2017 VGS Char-donnay is very focused! Once in the glass, it develops towards apricots, almond paste, brioche and a very light sweet honey. The oak is present but very subdued and not apparent on the initial bouquet, despite the barrel fermen-tation. The acidity carries the elegant bouquet.
In the mouth the fruit really shines. Mandarins, lychee and melon are all present, yet the wine remains very focused due to its core acidity that is going to make this wine long lived. A complex array of spices appear next, candied ginger, star anise and cardamom with plenty of zesty citrus oils. The acidity makes the wine leaner in its’ structure while carrying all the fruit and aromatics and will develop with layer and nuance for years. This wine will be great with Asian food, seafood and shellfish! The finish is very long, elegant, and complex and shows a great energy.

If you like buttery, heavy chardonnay…this wine is not for you.

In the mouth the wine stays lean despite a certain luscious-ness you feel and that will develop with time.

Specifications
Grapes: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: Napa Valley
Aging: 85% New French Oak Barrel
15% Stainless Steel Barrel
Soils: Loamy with shale & volcanic rock
Fermentation: Natural Yeasts up to 120 days
Harvest date: September 2017
Alcohol: 15.1%
Cases produced: 731 cases
Age ability: now-15 years
$60.00/bottle
2017
VGS Zinfandel

Moon Mountain District

The 2017 vintage will be known for the Northern California fires, however, what we remember it for is the plush, ripe fruit that we were able to harvest and turn into gorgeous wines.

The 2017 VGS Zinfandel shows exuberance and balance.  This wine is sure to please.  Aromas of crushed ripe bing cherry and raspberries pull you in.  On the plate, there is a pleasant weight with a vibrant acidiety. 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. 

$75.00/bottle
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2017
VGS Zinfandel

Moon Mountain District

The 2017 vintage will be known for the Northern California fires, however, what we remember it for is the plush, ripe fruit that we were able to harvest and turn into gorgeous wines.

The 2017 VGS Zinfandel shows exuberance and balance.  This wine is sure to please.  Aromas of crushed ripe bing cherry and raspberries pull you in.  On the plate, there is a pleasant weight with a vibrant acidiety. 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. 

Specifications
Appellation: Moon Mountain District
Vineyard: Alta Vista Vineyard
Aging: 17 months in new French Oak
Soils: Red loamy, volcanic soils
Harvest date: October 1-5
Alcohol: 15.0
Cases produced: 650
Age ability: 7-10 years
$75.00/bottle
2017
Potelle Two

Napa Valley

Potelle Two was born from the Bordeaux tradition of creating a second wine.  The approach to winemaking and vineyard management is just the same.  We ensure only the "Grand Vin" make the VGS.  Therefore the production of particular VGS wines remain very small.  The Potelle Two is a blend of grapes(wines) that did not make Grand Vin status but are still of outstanding quality.

The 2017 vintage: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Zinfandel 5% Petite Sirah

$70.00/bottle
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2017
Potelle Two

Napa Valley

Potelle Two was born from the Bordeaux tradition of creating a second wine.  The approach to winemaking and vineyard management is just the same.  We ensure only the "Grand Vin" make the VGS.  Therefore the production of particular VGS wines remain very small.  The Potelle Two is a blend of grapes(wines) that did not make Grand Vin status but are still of outstanding quality.

The 2017 vintage: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Zinfandel 5% Petite Sirah

Specifications
Appellation: Napa Valley
Vineyard: Napa Valley
Aging: 4-6 years
Harvest date: October 7-23 2017
Alcohol: 14.8
Cases produced: 450
Age ability: now through 2024
$70.00/bottle
2017
2017 VGS Cabernet Sauvignon

Mt. 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

Mt. 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: Mt. Veeder
Vineyard: Mt. Veeder
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
2016
VGS Syrah

Mount Veeder

You’ve got to love these mountain grapes that deliver such intensity and character to produce blockbuster wine. Extremely extracted, the color is dark. The nose is full and complex with explosive aromas and flavors of blueberries, blackberries, vanilla, cedar, leather and a bit of tobacco. The wine’s weight fills your mouth and sits right there. It is dense and full. It is heavy in its body but does not taste heavy because the flavors and fruits are so powerful, aromatic and exuberant that they bring lightness. Very beautifully balanced, rich, round and intense, it shows great elegance at the same time. If you are lucky enough to be one who gets it, you are very envied! Members Only

$100.00/bottle
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2016
VGS Syrah

Mount Veeder

You’ve got to love these mountain grapes that deliver such intensity and character to produce blockbuster wine. Extremely extracted, the color is dark. The nose is full and complex with explosive aromas and flavors of blueberries, blackberries, vanilla, cedar, leather and a bit of tobacco. The wine’s weight fills your mouth and sits right there. It is dense and full. It is heavy in its body but does not taste heavy because the flavors and fruits are so powerful, aromatic and exuberant that they bring lightness. Very beautifully balanced, rich, round and intense, it shows great elegance at the same time. If you are lucky enough to be one who gets it, you are very envied! Members Only

Specifications
Grapes: 100% Syrah
Appellation: Mount Veeder
Aging: 16 Months in French oak barrels
Soils: Loamy with shale & volcanic rock
Fermentation: 30 days natural yeasts
Harvest date: October 16th, 2016
Cases produced: 250 cases
Age ability: now through 2031
$100.00/bottle
2016
50/50 Cuveé

Saint Julien, Bordeaux & Mount Veeder, Napa Valley

The. fourth vintage of the 5050.  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

Saint Julien, Bordeaux & Mount Veeder, Napa Valley

The. fourth vintage of the 5050.  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: Saint Julien, Bordeaux & Mount Veeder, Napa Valley
Aging: 22 months 100% new French Oak
Cases produced: 200 custom collectors wooden six pack cases
$750/six-pack
2018
VGS Chardonnay

Mt. Veeder

The 2018 vintage was picture perfect.  A long growing season gave way to wonderful phenolic maturity and an abundance of crop.  This Chardonnay displays Intense tropical and ripe stone ftuir 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.

$65.00/bottle
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2018
VGS Chardonnay

Mt. Veeder

The 2018 vintage was picture perfect.  A long growing season gave way to wonderful phenolic maturity and an abundance of crop.  This Chardonnay displays Intense tropical and ripe stone ftuir 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: Mt. Veeder
Vineyard: Bald Mountain Vineyard
Aging: 9 months
Soils: Loamy with shale and volcanic rock
Fermentation: Native Yeast
Harvest date: October 2018
Alcohol: 15.0
Age ability: 7-10 year
$65.00/bottle
2013
VGS Cabernet Sauvignon, Wildcat Mtn Vineyard

Mt. Veeder

The 2013 VGS Cabernet Sauvignon hails from 2400 ft atop Mt. Veeder.  What a remarkable vintage...not too warm which provides this wine an incredible balance of acidity, tannin and delicate, yet substantial aromas.  In the mouth, layers upon layers of flavor; cassis, briary fruits, balanced by tertiary characteristics like fresh bay laurel, black truffle and charred sage.  This wine will impress today and for the next 25 years

$175.00/bottle
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2013
VGS Cabernet Sauvignon, Wildcat Mtn Vineyard

Mt. Veeder

The 2013 VGS Cabernet Sauvignon hails from 2400 ft atop Mt. Veeder.  What a remarkable vintage...not too warm which provides this wine an incredible balance of acidity, tannin and delicate, yet substantial aromas.  In the mouth, layers upon layers of flavor; cassis, briary fruits, balanced by tertiary characteristics like fresh bay laurel, black truffle and charred sage.  This wine will impress today and for the next 25 years

Specifications
Appellation: Mt. Veeder
Vineyard: Wildcat Mountain Vineyard
Soils: Decomposed shale and clay
Fermentation: Native yeast
Harvest date: Oct 22 2019
Alcohol: 14.5
Cases produced: 525
Age ability: now through 2045
$175.00/bottle
2013
VGS Cabernet Sauvignon, Wildcat Mtn Vineyard

Mt. Veeder

The 2013 VGS Cabernet Sauvignon hails from 2400 ft atop Mt. Veeder.  What a remarkable vintage...not too warm which provides this wine an incredible balance of acidity, tannin and delicate, yet substantial aromas.  In the mouth, layers upon layers of flavor; cassis, briary fruits, balanced by tertiary characteristics like fresh bay laurel, black truffle and charred sage.  This wine will impress today and for the next 25 years

$175.00/bottle
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2013
VGS Cabernet Sauvignon, Wildcat Mtn Vineyard

Mt. Veeder

The 2013 VGS Cabernet Sauvignon hails from 2400 ft atop Mt. Veeder.  What a remarkable vintage...not too warm which provides this wine an incredible balance of acidity, tannin and delicate, yet substantial aromas.  In the mouth, layers upon layers of flavor; cassis, briary fruits, balanced by tertiary characteristics like fresh bay laurel, black truffle and charred sage.  This wine will impress today and for the next 25 years

Specifications
Appellation: Mt. Veeder
Vineyard: Wildcat Mountain Vineyard
Soils: Decomposed shale and clay
Fermentation: Native yeast
Harvest date: Oct 22 2019
Alcohol: 14.5
Cases produced: 525
Age ability: now through 2045
$175.00/bottle

Greetings from the Napa Valley!

We hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe!

In order to preserve the health of our guests, employees and the entire community, we are temporarily closing the VGS Tasting House & Garden in St. Helena until further notice.  We will continue to work remotely and ensure all customer inquiries are answered quickly.  

If you have an upcoming appointments affected by this temporary closure we will reach out to you directly to reschedule.

At VGS we never take your business and your support for granted. We want to continue to earn it and are available to assist you with any of your wine related needs.  Our online store is open and we will expedite your orders quickly!

We have plenty of outstanding vintages soon to be introduced…so stay tuned!

Thank you for your understanding and continued support. We look forward to welcoming you all back to VGS Chateau Potelle as soon as possible. In the meantime, please stay safe and make the most of this time with your loved ones!

Jean-Noel and the entire VGS Team!

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