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.
Joel Gott Chardonnay 2011
Joel Gott unoaked Chardonnay has tropical aromas of melon and pineapple that lead to bright citrus flavors and a hint of vanilla. The cool, coastal Monterey climate creates an ideal environment for Chardonnay. Flavors of citrus, pear and jasmine with bright, acidic structure. On the palate, notes of stone fruit and apple are balanced by a clean, bright acid backbone with a rounder midpalate and minerality on the finish.
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