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Joel Gott 815 Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
The Joel Gott 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas
of blackberry and black cherry with notes of clove,
vanilla, and brown sugar. The wine opens with
dark, concentrated fruit flavors, followed by velvety
tannins on the mid-palate and notes of baking spices
on the long, textured finish.
Our 815 Cabernet Sauvignon reflects what each
appellation gives to the wine. Napa Valley lends
complexity and Sonoma adds a touch of spice to the
blend. Mendocino fruit gives the wine its dark color,
rich, ripe berry flavors and tannins. Fruit from the
cooler, windy Monterey appellation produces smaller,
more concentrated fruit clusters and the warmer
Paso Robles appellation offers fruit-forward notes
and riper tannins. Rounding out the blend, our Lodi
fruit is characterized by rich flavor and soft texture.
We source fruit from these varied regions throughout
California to create an elegant, balanced wine.
Following harvest, the grapes from each vineyard
were sorted and destemmed, then fermented in
individual lots. As the lots aged in oak for 18 months,
the barrels are tasted frequently to assess tannin and
flavor development. Finally, the lots were blended
together to balance the characteristics of each grape
Across California in 2018, the growing season was
long and even, with moderate winter rains resulting
in later than usual bud break. Warm spring temperatures
followed by a mid-summer heat wave and
cooler temperatures in the fall, caused us to pick our
fruit a little later than in previous years. These conditions
allowed fruit to ripen evenly at a steady pace,
making for a well-balanced wine.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon