Joel Gott Zinfandel Amador County Dillian Ranch 2008
In addition to Joel Gott's uncanny blending ability he has access to many of the best and as yet undiscovered fruit sources in the Napa Valley. Joel Gott wines are therefore remarkable values offering gobs of classic California fruit good structure and excellent balance. This wine has a deep purple color and ripe tannins that exhibit richness and balance. There is sweet dark cherry flavors as well as pepper spice aromas.
Editorial Reviews for Joel Gott Zinfandel Amador County Dillian Ranch
Clean with a nice oaky streak running through the sweet, and slightly medicinal red fruit and pomegranate inflected nose. This has a gentle vegetal note that works well as a counterpoint to the balanced fruit and oak notes. On the palate this is smooth and balanced with fresh, complex flavors of red berry fruits, baby powder perfume, and hints of wood spice. This is decidedly middleweight with a transparent feel and hard acids that keep this fresh and lively. It’s a very drinkable, varietally correct bottle of Zinfandel. 91pts
Joel talking about the 2008 Zin - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LdxGgaoDww
Clean and juicy but somewhat subdued for a Zin, both on the nose and on the tongue, but just enough acid to keep it from being flabby. Like a good mix of red and darker fruits in a somewhat aromatic light syrup. Pleasant but subtle medium finish, again more subtle aromatic than peppery. Refreshing and drinkable but not memorable.
A very nice Zin.
it's ok, drinks like a 9.00 bottle of wine......not memorable, other dailys exist that are better.
Very, very nice.
Excellent moderately priced zin.
Berry bouquet-- smokey oaky-- ok with me!
External Reviews for Joel Gott Zinfandel Amador County Dillian Ranch
Fresh jammy cherry aromas, with hints of spice and toasty oak, lead to zesty, user-friendly plum and licorice flavors. Drink now.
Bright red raspberry, kirsch liqueur and briary flavors blast through this concentrated, full-bodied Zinfandel. Joel Gott is a small producer from Napa Valley who delivers superb quality at reasonable prices.
Even better is the brilliant 2006 Zinfandel, which boasts fabulous ripeness along with a full-bodied, tarry, briery nose revealing plenty of pepper, spice, black cherries, and berry fruit. This full-bodied, dense, bargain-priced Zin includes 5% Alicante Bouchet in the blend.
For this intense wine, Gott sources the fruit from some of the best growing areas for Zin - Lodi, Amador and Napa Valley. Deep ruby color, aromas of vanilla, anise, wild strawberries and cherries swirl from the glass along with a hint of milk chocolate. On the palate, tart red raspberry joins the flavor profile and lifts the wine to a mouthwatering, refreshing level. Impressive and irresistible!
A great Zinfandel for the price. It's dry and elegant, with a mouthfeel somewhere between Pinot Noir and Merlot. Really balanced, with soft tannins and acids framing oak-tinged berry and spice flavors. With 30,000 cases produced, it should be easy to find.
Copious, rich blackberry fruit, intense black cherry and sweet tannins serve as the red carpet for the peppery finish of this huge California red. Medium-bodied and juicy, it is a true-to-the-varietal fruit bomb. Next time you feel like indulging your palate, reach for this great buy.
Red-ruby. Red berries and Christmas spices on the nose. Supple, rich and accessible; sappy red fruit flavors nicely framed by sweet oak. Finishes with lush tannins and good length. This is balanced for enjoying right now.