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Date Printed: 5/22/2015
Joel Gott Monterey Chardonnay 2007
Joel Gott Monterey Chardonnay 2007
(search item no. 98553)
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PRICE ON 5/22/2015: $15.79

Winemaker's Notes:

Our second vintage of the Monterey Chardonnay has evolved, yet still saw only stainless steel and remains fresh, crisp and exuberant—exactly what we like about Chardonnay.

The cool, breezy weather of Monterey Bay allows for a longer period of maturation which enables the grapes more time to develop classic varietal characteristics. This growing environment produces a Chardonnay with aromas of orange blossom, white peach and jasmine with a bright acid structure.

The vineyards of Monterey consistently provide ideal fruit and exemplify our winemaking goal: a natural balance between sugar and acidity. This vintage of the Monterey Chardonnay provided us with yet another year to display our progression towards a more complete wine, one which marries brightness and energy with subtle weightiness on the palate, providing our truest expression, thus far, of the fruit.

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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 Napa Valley. Joel Gott wines are therefore remarkable values, offering gobs of classic California fruit, good structure and excellent balance.

Of course, Joel is also the proud proprietor of Gott's Roadside, Napa Valley's red hot retro-chic "hamburger joint" on Highway 29, and most recently, in San Francisco as well. Robert Parker once proclaimed a meal at Taylor's one of the finest meals of the year in the Wine Advocate!