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Joel Gott 'No.815' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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The 2011 Joel Gott Unoaked Chardonnay has bright citrus aromas of mandarin and lime that lead to more floral aromas of vanilla and honeysuckle. On the palate, stone fruit and apple flavors are balanced by a clean, bright acid backbone with a rounder midpalate and minerality on the finish.

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Member Reviews for Joel Gott 'No.815' Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: alacker
79113354
4.00 5
Vintage: 2012 03/05/2015

Four glasses


Snooth User: barri0s1872
802761,449
3.00 5
01/05/2012

What a great chardonnay that doesn't taste like one nor give off the usual attributes one would assign a chardonnay! Although high in alcohol it never gets hot on the palette instead leaving room for the abundant sauvignon-like fruit (but delicate and not as powerful)....it's really great. Also, not a heavy one at all, more medium-ish. Try it if you think you know Chardonnay!


Snooth User: connie7899
439221,360
3.00 5
04/19/2014

Traditional cab. Good full body. Balanced tannins. Seems almost too textbook.


Snooth User: GBooton
36150057
4.00 5
02/24/2013

This is a great wine to take to dinner, without the high price of most reds, and not feel cheap. It is a great find and a great price point.


Snooth User: riddleric
149890333
1.00 5
05/23/2014

Shitty wine not worth this price


Snooth User: doublefantasy
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4.50 5
03/09/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: joss
73889989
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 01/03/2010

This was a very good wine for a very reasonable price. medium notes, soft tannins, blackberry, mocha, a little earthy, spicy red fruit and peppercorns


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External Reviews for Joel Gott 'No.815' Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2015 11/07/2017

TASTING NOTES: Rich vanilla aromas, framed by red fruit notes of plum, strawberry and cherry, fill the nose of this California Cabernet Sauvignon. Luscious Bing cherry, strawberry and raspberry flavors on the palate give way to hints of cigar box and toffee on the long, textured finish. VINEYARD NOTES: Our 815 Cabernet Sauvignon reflects what each appellation gives to the wine. Napa Valley lends complexity, Lake County offers minerality and richness, and Sonoma adds a touch of spice to the blend. Cool, foggy mornings and warm afternoons create rich, concentrated flavor in the Cabernet grapes from two Santa Barbara County appellations, Happy Canyon and the Santa Ynez Valley. Fruit from Paso Robles and Monterey, where the vines enjoy a lengthy growing season, gives the wine its deep, inky hue and structured tannins. Rounding out the blend, our Lodi fruit is characterized by rich flavor and a soft texture. We source fruit from these varied regions throughout California to create an elegant, balanced wine. HARVEST NOTES: Across California in 2015, bud break came early, preceding a cool spring and moderate summer. Late summer heat waves created one of the shortest growing seasons to date, prompting us to pick our fruit earlier than usual. Harvest wrapped up by the end of September, delivering Cabernet Sauvignon fruit with rich, ripe flavor and excellent structure. WINEMAKING NOTES: Following harvest, the grapes from each vineyard were sorted and destemmed, then fermented as individual lots. As the lots aged in oak for 18 months, we tasted from the barrels frequently to assess tannin and flavor development. Finally, the lots were blended together to balance the characteristics of each vineyard. BARREL: 25% new American oak ALCOHOL: 13.9%


External Review
Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
Vintage: 2012 06/29/2014

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 2012 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 12 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 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, picking the best fruit from vineyards in several viticultural areas of California, including Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Lodi, Lake County and Paso Robles. Together, these appellations create a balanced, structured wine with aromatics of roasted blue fruit, sweet blackberry and cherry cola with hints of graham cracker and vanilla. The wine enters with dark, concentrated fruit on the palate, velvety tannins on the mid-palate, followed by a long, vibrant finish. It was aged for just over a year in American oak, 26% new barrels. Enjoy Joel Gott Cabernet Sauvignon Blend No 815 with grilled flank steak, BBQ ribs, grilled vegetables and cheeses.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 05/28/2015

A delightful charmer that will appeal to wine drinkers looking for a big, bold serious Cab, and to those that enjoy fruit bomb red blends. An amazing feat, indeed. On the nose there is burst of beautiful dark fruit, including blackberry and stewed prune, with ample sweet cherry and a bit of vanilla wafer. On the palate, intense dark fruit continues, with smooth tannins and a lingering finish that repeats the flavor of stewed prune.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 05/28/2015

The 2012 Joel Gott 815 Cabernet Sauvignon has aromatics of roasted blue fruit, sweet blackberry and cherry cola with hints of graham cracker and vanilla. The wine enters with dark, concentrated fruit on the palate, velvety tannins on the mid-palate, followed by a long, vibrant finish.


External Review
Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
06/22/2013

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 2011 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 ten 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 is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, picking the best fruit from vineyards in several viticultural areas of California, including Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Lodi, Lake County and Paso Robles. Together, these appellations create a balanced, structured wine with supple tannins, bright acidity and flavors of spicy red fruit and rich black fruit that are intensified by aromas of cherry, blackberry, cinnamon spice and vanilla toast. The wine is a dark ruby purple in color with silky yet robust tannins. It was aged for just over a year in American oak, 26% 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.


External Review
05/30/2013

Offers engaging and layered aromas of blackberry and dark plum with hints of spice, cedar and vanilla. The polished tannins and velvety texture lead to an elegant and long finish.


External Review
10/04/2012

Deep flavors of blackberry, mocha and tea are balanced by bright, red fruit flavors and tones of spicy peppercorn.


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The 2011 Joel Gott Unoaked Chardonnay has bright citrus aromas of mandarin and lime that lead to more floral aromas of vanilla and honeysuckle. On the palate, stone fruit and apple flavors are balanced by a clean, bright acid backbone with a rounder midpalate and minerality on the finish.

Dietary Information: Kosher

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Alcohol: 13.5%

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