From the Cellar
Joel Gott 2015 Merlot (California)14 Dec 2021
- Category: Uncorked Tonight
(January 24, 2021) ... This Joel Gott has a California designation on the label, which means it's not single vineyard, not from any single AVA, It's just a blend of grapes that Joel picked up around the state of California and decided to make a Merlot. It has a juicy note but with a little spice to back it up. There's also some cassis, blackberry and black pepper which seems to dominate the core of this wine. After an hour there's a real nice smoothness and it's a beauty companion with the Dijon-herb pork chops I made for dinner. There's even a mocha note on the nose and red-burgundy cocoa on the palate, which helps to tie that cocoa note together. This is a tasty bottle of wine.