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Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc 2011

Sauvignon Blanc from California

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Item No. 117300
  • TP89
  • WS88
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.9%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

The 2011 Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc has bright aromas of Meyer lemon and key lime balanced, and made more complex, by notes of passionfruit, lychee, honeysuckle and fresh herbs. The wine is round on the palate with mouth-watering acidity and a light, refreshing finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Smooth, fresh and juicy with tangy fruit and clean, balanced flavors; lively and crisp."
89 Points

"Lemongrass, Meyer lemon, apple and tangy apricot flavors are aromatic, bright and very refreshing, with fresh ginger on the finish."
88 Points

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Rating:
(4/1/2014)
Too much alcohol... the fruit has dropped out of this wine in a few short years leaving an unbalanced and unpleasant glass of acidic grapefruit-rind-flavored ethanol. Used it to wash down a mid-day quiche, or better said, I used the quiche to wash down the wine... without the food to offset the alcohol and acid I couldn't have swallowed the whole bottle, and it would have been drainward bound.
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Lee Calhoon - Brentwood, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(8/16/2012)
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Learn About Joel Gott

Napa scion Joel Gott was born to make wine. His grandfather was winemaker and president of Inglenook in the 1960s and 1970s while his father, Cary Gott, is the founder of Montevina and continues to consult for wineries such as D.R. Stephens. 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...

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Learn About Other California

California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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