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We have made a big buy of Joel Gott wines and figured this was a great time to reintroduce the line-up from this fine wine maker. His wines are remarkable values, offering gobs of classic California fruit, good structure and excellent balance. Joel Gott Wines was established in 1996 with the production of Amador County Zinfandel. Joel had purchased five tons of fruit from boyhood neighbor Tom Dillian and made the wine with then-girlfriend Sarah, a winemaker in Napa Valley. The subsequent 1997 vintage of Dillian Ranch Zinfandel marked not only Sarah and Joel’s marriage, but also the first significant reviews of the wine in respected publications. The success of the 1997 vintage allowed Joel to purchase fruit from twelve different vineyards throughout Northern California in 1999. Joel and Sarah originally intended to produce single-vineyard Zinfandels with these grapes but found during tastings that the wine was much more balanced when blended. They adjusted their plans and released their first California Zinfandel, which sold out in one week. Two products we will be pouring are not Joel’s but should prove enjoyable.
BUBLE BRUT SPARKLING WINE, MENDOCINO
List price 27.00; our price 23.95
For more than two decades the Elke Family has grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay first for Mumm Napa, and later for Roederer Estates. This is a special bottling that has received very good press. It is a dry brut made from grapes grown in select Mendocino vineyards. The blend is 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir.
2009 JOEL GOTT SAUVIGNON BLANC, CALIFORNIA
List price 12.95; our price 9.99
The 2009 Sauvignon Blanc bursts with tropical notes of mango, lemon, lime, citrus, lychee, pineapple, and guava. The wine has good minerality and balanced acidity and ends with a long finish. Wine Enthusiast awarded it 88 points: “Lots going on for the price on this dry clean Sauvignon Blanc. It has rich flavors of tart citrus fruits, minerals and white flowers. A very pleasant and versatile white wine.”
2008 JOEL GOTT ZINFANDEL, CALIFORNIA
List price 14.95; our price 12.99
The 2008 Joel Gott California Zinfandel boasts aromas of cocoa, raspberries, and ripe strawberries. On the palate the wine is round and juicy with flavors of pepper, anise, dark cherry and spice, ending with a lingering finish. Wine Enthusiast gave it 88 points: “A great Zinfandel for the price. It’s dry and elegant, with a mouthfeel somewhere between Pinot Noir and Merlot. Really balanced, with soft tannins and acids framing oak-tinged berry and spice flavors”
2008 JOEL GOTT ZINFANDEL, MOHR-FRY RANCHES, LODI
List price 19.95; our price 17.50
Nestled between the San Francisco Bay and the Sierra Foothills, the sandy soil of the Lodi Delta enjoys a consistent Mediterranean climate with warm days and cool nights. Generations of grape growers settled here including the Mohrs in the 1850s. At that time the farm was dedicated to row crops and breeding iris. It is now planted to cherry trees, heirloom bean plants and the vineyards. The 2008 shows intense, structured fruit from very old (some 100 years) vines giving great depth and complexity. There is a small amount of old vine Alicante Bouchet in the blend. Look for flavors of anise, plums, cherries and blackberries. Truly a “classic” old style Zin at a very value-oriented price.
2008 JOEL GOTT ZINFANDEL, DILLIAN RANCH, AMADOR COUNTY
List price 25.00; our price 22.99
The grapes come from Tom Dillian’s 20-acre ranch in Plymouth, California, where the mineral-rich red soils and longer growing season create a unique expression of the varietal. The wine has aromas of black cherry, plum, blackberry and pepper spice complimented by sweet tannins, elegant minerality and flavors of ripe fruit, mocha, vanilla and spice.
DOOLEY’S TOFFEE CREAM LIQUEUR, GERMANY
List price 26.00; our price 23.99
Dooley’s, it is very smooth with no bite and offers light alcohol warmth in the back of your throat. Bailey’s, by comparison, has more whisky burn, when you drink it neat. The flavor is pleasantly bold and is comprised of caramel toffee, chocolate, and cream with vanilla coming through. The finish is smooth and buttery; sweet like a dessert.