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Joel Gott California Unoaked Chardonnay 2019
The 2019 Joel Gott Unoaked California Chardonnay has aromas of ripe pear, Fuji
apple, pineapple, and melon with citrus notes. On the palate, the wine opens with
bright fruit flavors and acidity, followed by a round mouthfeel on the mid-palate
and crisp minerality on the finish.
Fruit from vineyards within the Sonoma appellation offers minerality and complexity.
The cool, marine influenced Monterey, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo vineyards
provides the wine with its bright fruit flavors and well-balanced acidity
Across California in 2019, the growing season was long and even, with moderate
winter rains resulting in a later than usual bud break. Cool spring temperatures
followed by warm temperatures in the summer and fall caused us to pick our fruit
in September and October. These conditions allowed fruit to ripen evenly at a
steady pace, making for a well-balanced wine.
After harvest, fruit from each vineyard is whole cluster pressed to retain delicate
fruit flavors before being fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks to preserve
the bright acidity and fruit flavors.