Joel Gott Zinfandel California 2008

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The 2008 Joel Gott California Zinfandel boasts aromas of cocoa, raspberries, and ripe strawberries. On the palate the...

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For this intense wine, Gott sources the fruit from some of the best growing areas for Zin andmdash; Lodi, Amador and Napa Valley. Deep ruby color, ... Read more

A great Zinfandel for the price. Itandrsquo;s dry and elegant, with a mouthfeel somewhere between Pinot Noir and Merlot. Really balanced, with soft... Read more

Big, powerful and loads of new oak. Tannins are softened by a rich, chocolatey smoothness and the juicy, ripe raspberry character of the grapes. Read more

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External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

For this intense wine, Gott sources the fruit from some of the best growing areas for Zin andmdash; 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!


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

A great Zinfandel for the price. Itandrsquo;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.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
11/23/2011

Big, powerful and loads of new oak. Tannins are softened by a rich, chocolatey smoothness and the juicy, ripe raspberry character of the grapes.


External Review
Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
11/23/2011

CaliforniaJoel Gott Zinfandel is a rare red wine gem that has steadily built a following over its first 9 vintages. This Zinfandel is considered by some "the poor man's Turley" because of its astonishing quality-to-price ratio. Joel Gott was born into a family of winemakers. His grandfather was winemaker and president of Inglenook in the '60s and 70's; his father founded Montevina; his wife Sarah has made wines for Joseph Phelps and now makes Joel Gott wines; and Joel has made some pretty good wines himself! In addition to Joel's uncanny blending ability, he has privileged 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.When Joel is not making great wine, he manages at least four other businesses, including the Palisades Market in Calistoga and Napa Valley's hottest burger stand, Taylor's Refresher, where Robert Parker enjoyed one of his "Most Memorable Meals." If you haven't had the pleasure of trying one of Joel's wines, now's the time to jump aboard!The 2008 vintage of Joel Gott Zinfandel is a blend of 96% Zinfandel, 3% Petite Sirah and 1% Alicante Bouchet, combining grapes from Napa, Sonoma, Lodi and Amador. The Lodi and Amador vineyards are old, dry-farmed, gnarly head-trained vines which produce concentrated fruit. Adding the depth of Napa Valley fruit and the spiciness from cool Sonoma grapes creates a blend that shows off the best of California Zinfandel. The wine is a deep ruby/purple in color with a vibrant nose of black raspberry, black cherry, plum, cola, tobacco and spicy oak. Medium/full in body, it is bright and assertive with soft tannins and bold flavors of black cherries, raspberries, plums, maple and spice. Aged for 10 months in 30% new American oak, 70% 2- and 4-year-old French oak barrels. Well structured and complex, it offers beautiful balance and a long, smooth finish.Enjoy Joel Gott Zinfandel with your Thanksgiving turkey, or with roast chicken, BBQ ribs, grilled vegetables and cheeses.


External Review
01/17/2012

For this intense wine, Gott sources the fruit from some of the best growing areas for Zin mdash; 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!


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
11/23/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
11/23/2011

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.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Joel became fascinated with Zinfandel in 1996 and we all find Zinfandel as irresistible today as he did then. Spicy, juicy, brash and elegant Zinfandel continues to be as enjoyable and interesting to make as it is to drink.

Tasting Notes:

The 2008 Joel Gott California Zinfandel boasts aromas of cocoa, raspberries, and ripe strawberries. On the palate the wine is round and juicy with flavors of pepper, anise, dark cherry and spice, ending with a lingering finish.

Joel became fascinated with Zinfandel in 1996 and we all find Zinfandel as irresistible today as he did then. Spicy, juicy, brash and elegant Zinfandel continues to be as enjoyable and interesting to make as it is to drink.

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Alcohol: 14.4%

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