Our Wines

Art is evolutionary. Winemaking is too. These wines bear my name... They are what I have learned during my life and what I have become. They represent maturity and wisdom and demonstrate presence and dimension: A culmination of my decades old love affair with wine and life. Allocated and Limited

2018
Pinot Noir - Chapter I

Sonoma Coast

A gorgeous light cranberry color. It has delicate and inviting aromas of strawberries, roses, gingerbread, Chinese five spice, with cedar and sandalwood-like incense. This Pinot Noir is also intensely perfumed in the mouth, and has great energy, fruit sweetness, and juicy acidity with fine, elegant ripe tannins. Structured but succulent and fruit forward, this wine will drink fantastic young, as well as with 3-8 years of bottle age. 

$125.00/bottle
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2018
Pinot Noir - Chapter I

Sonoma Coast

A gorgeous light cranberry color. It has delicate and inviting aromas of strawberries, roses, gingerbread, Chinese five spice, with cedar and sandalwood-like incense. This Pinot Noir is also intensely perfumed in the mouth, and has great energy, fruit sweetness, and juicy acidity with fine, elegant ripe tannins. Structured but succulent and fruit forward, this wine will drink fantastic young, as well as with 3-8 years of bottle age. 

Specifications
Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Vineyard: Reuling Vineyard
Aging: French Oak Barrels 30% new (Francoise Freres, Meyrieux, Cadus)
Soils: Goldridge
Fermentation: 12 day cold soak, 8 day fermentation
Harvest date: September 25, 2018
Alcohol: 15.3%
Cases produced: 232
Age ability: 3-8 years +
$125.00/bottle
2018
Pinot Noir - Chapter II

Sonoma Coast

Dark, brilliant ruby red in the glass. The aromas are almost indescribable, but they are effusive and intoxicating with citrus oil, tarragon, basil, mint, dark wild cherry, ripe strawberries, red roses, grilled meat with a core of earthy minerality. It is bright and vibrant with dark cherry and red plum flavors complemented by savory herb and meaty notes which all lead into a juicy, succulent, and mouthwatering finish that is long, spicy, and complex with an iron-rich finish. This wine has a great future ahead!

$125.00/bottle
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2018
Pinot Noir - Chapter II

Sonoma Coast

Dark, brilliant ruby red in the glass. The aromas are almost indescribable, but they are effusive and intoxicating with citrus oil, tarragon, basil, mint, dark wild cherry, ripe strawberries, red roses, grilled meat with a core of earthy minerality. It is bright and vibrant with dark cherry and red plum flavors complemented by savory herb and meaty notes which all lead into a juicy, succulent, and mouthwatering finish that is long, spicy, and complex with an iron-rich finish. This wine has a great future ahead!

Specifications
Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Vineyard: Reuling Vineyard
Aging: French Oak Barrels 30% new (Francoise Freres, Meyrieux, Cadus)
Soils: Goldridge
Fermentation: 20 day cold soak, 8 day fermentation
Harvest date: September 25, 2018
Alcohol: 14.9%
Cases produced: 220
Age ability: 3-8 years +
$125.00/bottle
2016
Red Blend

Mount Veeder, Napa Valley

The 2016 FOURMEAUX Red Wine joins the 2013 vintage & REPEATS at the most expensive barrel lot sold at the 2019 Auction Napa Valley!!!

98 Points

This wine bears my name… it is what I have learned during my life and what I have become. Art is evolutionary. Winemaking is too.
Representing maturity and wisdom while demonstrating presence and dimension: this a culmination of my decades old love affair with wine and life.

The 2016 Fourmeaux Red Wine is THE most
significant wine I have ever crafted in my now
38 years of winemaking in the Napa Valley.

Mount Veeder’s rugged volcanic soils force the vines to seek out nutrients and in turn produce tiny berries with intensely concentrated fruit: blackberry, blueberry, currant and spices. Accented by aromas of cocoa, baking spices, and sage which always provide a great freshness.

In the mouth, the wine is rich, full and ample, with multiple layers of dark fruits. The mountain tannins while present are well integrated supporting the wines structure. The overall impression is a wine of great and distinctive personality: a wine that claims its birthplace which is only highlighted with a subtle, highly respectful winemaking style. This wine is made to be enjoyed now yet has the potential of long aging that will only enhance its character and complexity.

$675 3-pk
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2016
Red Blend

Mount Veeder, Napa Valley

The 2016 FOURMEAUX Red Wine joins the 2013 vintage & REPEATS at the most expensive barrel lot sold at the 2019 Auction Napa Valley!!!

98 Points

This wine bears my name… it is what I have learned during my life and what I have become. Art is evolutionary. Winemaking is too.
Representing maturity and wisdom while demonstrating presence and dimension: this a culmination of my decades old love affair with wine and life.

The 2016 Fourmeaux Red Wine is THE most
significant wine I have ever crafted in my now
38 years of winemaking in the Napa Valley.

Mount Veeder’s rugged volcanic soils force the vines to seek out nutrients and in turn produce tiny berries with intensely concentrated fruit: blackberry, blueberry, currant and spices. Accented by aromas of cocoa, baking spices, and sage which always provide a great freshness.

In the mouth, the wine is rich, full and ample, with multiple layers of dark fruits. The mountain tannins while present are well integrated supporting the wines structure. The overall impression is a wine of great and distinctive personality: a wine that claims its birthplace which is only highlighted with a subtle, highly respectful winemaking style. This wine is made to be enjoyed now yet has the potential of long aging that will only enhance its character and complexity.


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Specifications
Grapes: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon 14% Cabernet Franc 3% Petit Verdot 1% Malbec
Appellation: Mount Veeder, Napa Valley
Aging: 24 Months in 100% New French Oak
Soils: Loamy with Shale & Volcanic Rock
Fermentation: Natural yeasts
Harvest date: October 2016
Cases produced: 560 3-pks
$675 3-pk
2018
Fourmeaux Chardonnay

Russian River Valley

May 2020 Release Date

Only 200 3-pks produced.

From the famed Bacigalupi Vineyard in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley Appellation (same vineyard as Chateau Montelena’s Chardonnay that won the 1976 Judgement of Paris).

Near perfect growing conditions in 2018 created a wine of great complexity. Intense aromas of citrus blossoms, yellow peach and dried apricots. In the mouth, the texture is ample and rich but not without balance.  Approachable now, the wine will reward several years of cellaring and continue to develop for years, much like its Burgundian cousins from Corton-Charlemagne.

Fermentation & Aging:
40% Concrete Egg
30% New French Oak Barrel (Rousseau Video & Grands Vosges)
30% Stainless Steel Barrel

Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Vineyard: Bacigalupi Vineyard
Appellation: Russian River

$300 3-pack
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2018
Fourmeaux Chardonnay

Russian River Valley

May 2020 Release Date

Only 200 3-pks produced.

From the famed Bacigalupi Vineyard in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley Appellation (same vineyard as Chateau Montelena’s Chardonnay that won the 1976 Judgement of Paris).

Near perfect growing conditions in 2018 created a wine of great complexity. Intense aromas of citrus blossoms, yellow peach and dried apricots. In the mouth, the texture is ample and rich but not without balance.  Approachable now, the wine will reward several years of cellaring and continue to develop for years, much like its Burgundian cousins from Corton-Charlemagne.

Fermentation & Aging:
40% Concrete Egg
30% New French Oak Barrel (Rousseau Video & Grands Vosges)
30% Stainless Steel Barrel

Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Vineyard: Bacigalupi Vineyard
Appellation: Russian River

Specifications
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Vineyard: Bacigalupi Vineyard
Aging: 12 months in New French Oak barrels
Soils: Rocky Loam. and Red Clay
Fermentation: Native Yeast
Harvest date: October 8 2018
Alcohol: 14.8
Cases produced: 200 3-pacls
Age ability: 7-10 years
$300 3-pack

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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