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Aaron Pott has amassed a nice portfolio over the years and his own label has been on fire as of late.  This latest bottling the HMSS  or “Her Majesty’s Secret Service” comes from the famed Stagecoach Vineyard.  The legend has it that a notorious 19th century Englishman bandit robbed the daily Stagecoach here from St. Helena.  According to legend, he was excessively gallant, tipping his hat to the ladies as he calmly and elegantly extracted himself from the scene

As for the wine…The specific block M5 and M6 are rumored to be “Samsonite” clone from Chateau Latour – as in, one had visited Latour and “brought” back vine clippings from the famed estate.   A story collaborated by Jean –Louis Mandrau a former Director at Latour and mentor to Aaron Pott.  The M5 & 6 blocks are the cream of the crop of the Stagecoach vineyard (700 acres), and Jan Krupp was not willing to part quickly, but Aaron had been a great consultant to the vineyard that Krupp told him he could select any block he wanted for his HMSS project – without hesitation he picked M5 & M6.   The wine, incidentally, is named for famous gentleman spy – and some would say bandit – James Bond.  M(I)5 and M(I)6 being the secret intelligence agencies of Great Britain… thus the secretive clone ….

Pott 2009 Cabernet HMSS, Napa Valley
Retail 125.00 – GGWC 114.99 – FREE SHIPPING on 4 or more.
Use the discount code “POTT09HMMS4” during check out

This “royal” wine has an amazing purple hue and stunning aromatics and flavors that remind me of a First Growth.  This wine show cases what the hills of the Napa Valley are all about.  A lush wine with hints of anise, black currant and chocolate on both nose and palate.  Very full in body, yet extremely elegant and well-balanced.  This wine has great structure and class. Layers of fruit, a whiff of spice but an impressive body and tons of purity.  This is a wine that will age nicely.  I had a bottle open for 3 days and it got better day after day.  Very limited production.

Disclaimer: I am not suggesting that you purchase (pot), just a take on the last name (in case you did not notice)

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