Joel Gott Cabernet Sauvignon

This review is of Joel Gott Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 from Napa, California, USA.  It is labeled as 815.

According to Gott Wines, the grapes for this wine are hand sorted.

The wine is aged for just over one year in 25% new American oak barrels.

Alcohol content 13.9% by volume, per the bottle.

Joel Gott Cabernet Sauvignon Review

Joel Gott Cabernet SauvignonThis wine is quite dark.  It’s dark plum in appearance with a reddish ring where the wine meets the glass.

It’s also quite leggy with many tiny bubbles suspending on the glass.  Kind of similar to what an Oregon Pinot might do.  The legs are very slow to fall, signaling a heavier wine.

Joel Gott Cabernet is very aromatic with a deep rich nose of earth, tobacco and cherry.  Just a slight whiff of alcohol noted.

The wine’s taste was mostly of classic Cabernet Sauvignon.  There was also a little dark chocolate and some blackberry in the flavor.  When I was tasting this wine I had a feeling it was pure Cabernet Sauvignon.

After tasting the wine, I checked the Joel Gott Cabernet tasting notes.  I discovered that it is in fact 100% Cabernet.  However, the grapes are sourced from all over California (Napa, Sonoma, Lodi, Paso Robles and more).

The wine had a velvety mouthfeel with notable tannins all over the mouth.  Definitely a dry wine.

The wine’s finish was very long and lingering.

Overall I found Joel Gott Cabernet Sauvignon to be an enjoyable Cab that would be a nice sipper on its own or paired with a hearty steak.  Classic Cabernet comes through clearly.  But, there’s also a bit of sweetness from the oak and from sourcing the grapes from multiple locations.

If pure Cabernet Sauvignon is your favorite varietal, I think you will like Joel Gott Cabernet Sauvignon a lot.  2012 was known to be a good year for California Cabernet.

Joel Gott Cabernet Sauvignon price was $16.99 at my local store.

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