Pott 'Kalihlmanok' Cabernet Sauvigonon 2017 750ml - Carlo Russo Wine & Spirit World
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Pott 'Kalihlmanok' Cabernet Sauvigonon 2017 750ml
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Pott 'Kalihlmanok' Cabernet Sauvigonon 2017

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Eminent Napa winemaker, Aaron Pott, began his passion project known as Pott Wines after around 25 years of professional experience in the industry. The focus is on hand crafted wines sourced from vineyard sites all over Napa, including Pott’s 1/3 acre vineyard on Mt. Veeder which he self-titled, “Chateauneuf du Pott.” With his vineyard expertise and connections throughout wine regions across the world, Pott Wines express the wonderful eccentricities of the time and place of grapes and their terroir.

It is a rare pleasure to experience a vineyard’s entire life, from its inception, through the development process to reaping the fruits of its harvest; Aaron oversaw planting of this vineyard during his year's at St. Clement in the early 2000s. From the first glimpse of this parcel, with its red dirt and natural terraces surrounded by trees, we knew that here was terroir that would produce wines of exceptional quality: Kaliholmanok comes from the very top of 2130 feet high Spring Mountain, and grows on the highly sought-after Aiken soils. Cabernet Sauvignon at altitude can be big, juicy and brooding. It’s easy to extract the density but the trick here is to give it plenty of time and opportunity to soften and resolve. Kaliholmanok is a wine of keen power and endless ageability.

The mountain's cool climate gives this wine keen power and endless age-ability. This is a big brooding Kaliholmanok, darkly colored and exotic. Blackberry, wild cherry, coffee, coconut, black truffle, porcini mushroom and black licorice dominate the nose with huge weight in the attack. The wine is supple in the mouth with multiple layers of fruit it is very rich and velvety. The finish is long and lingering with plum, blackberry, coffee and coconut. Drink 2023-2050.

Wine Advocate 93 Points: Produced from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, coming from a single vineyard in the Spring Mountain AVA, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Kaliholmanok Kicu Me Vineyard is deep garnet-purple in color. The nose exhibits subdued notes of plum pudding, blackcurrant pastilles and baked blueberries with touches of dried herbs, underbrush and new leather. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a solid, muscular core and firm, ripe tannins, finishing with loads of earthy layers. 136 cases were made.

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The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Kaliholmanok is another positively gorgeous wine in this range. Bright floral and savory notes lead into a core of bright red and purplish berry fruit in this striking Spring Mountain Cabernet. I would give the 2017 a few years to soften, but it's super impressive even in the early going. What a wine!

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