Joel Gott Cabernet Sauvignon California Blend 815 2009
This is an amazing wine. At $16.99, it was a splurge for me, but it tastes expensive, smooth, well-rounded. Front notes of blackberry, a hint of oak, vanilla and cedar, and followed by smooth tannins. It achieves what is most difficult to achieve in a wine - finesse.
An excellent wine. Great with a nice steak, lamb, hearty dinner. The smooth tannins, vanilla and cedar notes, compliment and enhance the blackberry opening notes.
Excellent blend wine $6 at SAMs club. Very nice.
Three and a half glasses
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Tasting Notes - The 2009 Joel Gott 815 California Cabernet Sauvignon is ripe with blueberry, cherry soda, and dark cherry. The aromas burst with violet, vanilla, cedar, chocolate and cinnamon spice. Soft ripe tannins result in a balanced and long velvety finish.
The 2008 Joel Gott 815 California Cabernet Sauvignon is ripe with blueberry, cherry soda, and dark cherry. The aromas burst with violet, vanilla, cedar, chocolate and cinnamon spice. Soft ripe tannins result in a balanced and long velvety finish.
CaliforniaJoel Gott Cabernet Sauvignon Blend No 815 is one of those rare wines that makes you feel you must have been undercharged! The 2003 release of Blend No 815 was named in honor of Lucy, oldest daughter of Joel and Sarah, born on August 15, 2003, just in time for the madness of harvest. Food and Wine Magazine declared the inaugural 2003 Joel Gott Cab among the best finds under $20 in the October 2005 issue. Each new release has renewed our faith in Joel Gott as a truly gifted winemaker. The new 2009 vintage just released carries on the tradition of excellence.In a very short time, Joel Gott has established cult status in California winemaking. (We still remember the buzz 9 years ago when the 2000 Joel Gott Zinfandel was presented at a trade tasting in New York!) Aside from making great wines, Joel keeps his hand in several other successful businesses, including Napa Valley's hottest burger stand, Taylor's Refresher, where Robert Parker enjoyed one of his "Most Memorable Meals."Joel Gott Cabernet Sauvignon Blend No 815 comes from a wide range of viticultural areas of California, including Napa Valley, the Mendocino coast, Paso Robles and Lake County. Together, these appellations create a balanced, structured wine with supple tannins, bright acidity and flavors ofspicy red fruit and rich black fruit that are intensified by aromas of currants, cedar and black tea. The wine is a dark ruby purple in color with soft tannins. It was aged for 15 months in French and American oak, 25% new barrels. Well structured and complex, it offers beautiful balance, silky texture and a smooth, lingering finish.Enjoy Joel Gott Cabernet Sauvignon Blend No 815 with grilled flank steak, BBQ ribs, grilled vegetables and cheeses.
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