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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Joel Gott Zinfandel 2010
Joel Gott Zinfandel 2010
(search item no. 117452)

PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2010 Joel Gott Zinfandel has aromas of blackberry and cherry that open up to notes of mocha, black pepper and leather. The wine is bright on the front of the palate with a deep, velvety finish.

Decades-old, head-trained vines in Lodi and Amador create intense, deeply concentrated, small clusters of fruit. Napa Valley fruit adds power and complexity to the wine, while Dry Creek, Russian River and Mendocino's cooler climates produce fruit with classic, peppery Zinfandel aromatics, good acidity and great fruit flavors. Sourcing from these varied regions across California helped to create an elegant, balanced Zinfandel.

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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!