Red Wines    Zinfandel    Other California    California   
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Joel Gott Zinfandel 2010
Joel Gott Zinfandel 2010
(search item no. 117452)

PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $18.99

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!



Red Wines    Malbec    Other California    California   
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The Show Malbec 2011
The Show Malbec 2011
(search item no. 117582)

PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $14.99

Winemaker's Notes:

This Malbec exudes dark fruit, spice and toasty oak that leads into a round mid-palate and long finish. Delicious.
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About The Show:

In their stirring departure from the main stream, the Three Thieves and Nashville's Hatch Show Print have joined forces to express their creative flair to bring us the big, bold, Cabernet Sauvignon and its perfect complement: The Show Malbec. These show-stopping varietals are sure to grab your attention as they were inspired by the Hatch Show Print's dynamic and distinctive posters.


White Wines    Pinot Gris/Grigio    Sierra Foothills    California   
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Montevina Pinot Grigio 2011
Montevina Pinot Grigio 2011
(search item no. 118972)
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PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $9.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Montevina 2011 Pinot Grigio presents a lovely bright color, indicative of the subtle delicacy and crisp finesse of the wine. A bouquet of tantalizing aromas starts with crisp pear, tangerine and citrus with hints of grapefruit and floral notes.

Crisp and refreshing, this Pinot Grigio is the perfect accompaniment to sweet potatoes gnocchi with butter and sage.

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About Montevina Winery:

In the 1850's, Italian immigrants flocked to California's Sierra Nevada to prospect for gold. After the mines ran dry, many of these wine-loving fortune seekers became grape growers and vintners. In 1990, Montevina, the Sierra's flagship winery, began cultivating classic Italian grape varieties along with its hearalded Zinfandel in its 260-acre, organically farmed Amador County estate vineyards.