2018 Joel Gott Oregon Pinot Noir

2018 Joel Gott Oregon Pinot Noir

¥4,730 (incl. tax)

Joel Gott’s Oregon Pinot Noir is sourced entirely from the Eola-Amity Hills and Yamhill-Carlton appellations within Oregon’s Willamette Valley, where conditions are ideal for producing Burgundian-styled Pinot Noir. The winters may be cold and famously wet, but summer days are dry and long. Cool breezes from the Pacific Ocean ensure a long growing season and compel vines to produce small grape clusters with concentrated flavors. Well-drained, volcanic soils (especially in the hilly Yamhill-Carlton AVA) are yet another factor behind the intense aromas and flavors, texture and minerality. 2018 saw a return to a cooler season that that allowed the fruit to develop red fruit flavors and excellent balance. Those who like Pinot with classic flavors of raspberries and cherry, that’s vibrant and light but not jammy, should find themselves pleased with this wine. Grilled salmon, roast duck, or even a holiday turkey or chicken would taste delicious when accompanied by Gott’s Oregon Pinot.

Winery


Winery Description

Joel Gott Wines is based in the Napa Valley but produces Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and other wines from select vineyards throughout California, Oregon and Washington. The philosophy behind the operation is to blend grapes from a wide range of sources in order to provide complex, balanced and flavorful wines at affordable prices. 

Growing up in a family that had been in the Napa Valley wine business for several generations, it was natural that Joel Gott would eventually enter the local trade. But he didn’t follow the usual route by, say, attending UC Davis or by inheriting the family business. While in his twenties, Gott and his brother operated the Palisades Food Market in Calistoga, which they turned into a successful purveyor of prepared gourmet foods. During this time Gott noticed growing demand for quality wines with a low price point. In 1996 Joel Gott and his winemaker girlfriend (soon wife) made an Amador County Zinfandel that received rave reviews. Energized by success, they went on to produce California appellation Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon. From the start, they realized they could produce more interesting wines by blending grapes from a variety of sources and appellations instead of trying to make single vineyard wines. Rather than build an expensive winery or purchase a vineyard, they have focused on maintaining excellent relations with growers, purchasing grapes at low prices and using custom crush facilities in order to keep the prices of their wines as low as possible. 

 Today the wines in Gott’s portfolio include California Zinfandel, California 815 Cabernet, California Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey Chardonnay, and Washington Riesling. In 2005 the 815 California Cabernet Sauvignon won a Food & Wine American Wine Award, and in 2007, the California Zinfandel did as well. As the owner of the popular gourmet hamburger stand, Gott’s Roadside, as well as a partner in Three Thieves Wine, Joel Gott is making his mark as a younger generation Napa Valley entrepreneur. At the same time, Joel Gott Wines continues to grow and receive accolades for delivering a great product at a value price point.

About this Wine


Country USA
Region Oregon
Appellation(s) Willamette Valley (Oregon)
Winery Joel Gott
Vintage 2018
Color Red
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Bottle Size 9.5 x 28.5
Case Size 38.0 x 28.5 x 29.5
Alcohol 13.5%
Product Code JG18OP
UPC 188985000670

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Tasting notes

Aromas of cranberry, red raspberry, and cherry mix with notes of cinnamon and violets. A lush palate of bright red fruit and acidity modulates toward soft velvety tannins in the finish.

Production


Vinification

Handpicked grapes are hand-sorted and destemmed. During fermentation, the cap is punched down manually twice a day, which is gentler than pumping over.. The wine aged in  25% new Burgundy oak and 75% one-to three-year-old barrels for just under a year.

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