Produced by Tessa Perliss
Made by Aaron Pott
Aaron Pott entered our lives in 2007, when he came up to my family's land in Calistoga and told us that our empty pasture would be prime territory for a vineyard. Under his guidance, our Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard, The Ravens, was planted in 2008. As a kid, spending weekends here from San Francisco, these 2.6 acres were an open parcel on a hillside. My dad and I would read stories in a crumbling tree house above the field. His dream to make wine from the land he had purchased in 1989, came to fruition and a forever bond was established with Aaron for taking a place so near and dear to our family, and making a beautiful and thoughtful wine.
Walking through the vineyard with Aaron, you're always bound to take in some pearls of wisdom he's amassed throughout his many impressive experiences. It was in doing these vineyard strolls, along with my dad and brother, that I fell in love with being among the vines. I knew I wanted to get more involved with our land and our 7,810 plants. Clearly I needed to make a rosé from this land I grew up on and Aaron obliged.
The Zinfandel venture was decided in a bottling truck one year - he had me at "100-year-old vineyard planted in sand."
The land nurtures the fruit and + the wine captures the essence of its place