Joel Gott Unoaked California Chardonnay 2012

Chardonnay from California

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Item No. 126273
Style: Fruity & Smooth

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%.

Winemaker's Notes

We strive for the style of Burgundy Chablis, by not undergoing malo-lactic fermentation we preserve the fresh, clean acid on the palate. Sur-lie aging balances out the acid while fermentation is done in stainless steel tanks. This style of winemaking preserves the purity and flavors of the fruit and leads to an elegant, naturally balanced wine.

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Kerosene - Hopkins, MN (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(6/11/2014)
Style: Fruity & Smooth
This has become my girlfriend's and my favorite wine for sitting on the patio on a warm summer's eve. Not as tart as a Sauv Blanc, but crisp, interesting and refreshing without all of the vanilla/butter overtones of overly-oaked Chards. I think the Joel Gott Chard is superior to other California & Oregon unoaked Chards I've tried.
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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 Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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