2022 JOEL GOTT Pinot Noir California

JOEL GOTT Pinot Noir California

¥4,290 (incl. tax)

If you are a fan of Pinot Noir from California’s Central Coast, you will love this offering from Joel Gott. It’s bright and fresh with a kind of subtle elegance one associates with more expensive wines. The fruit is sourced from vineyards in Monterey and Santa Barbara, AVAs with ideal growing conditions for a style of Pinot Noir that balances rich fruit flavors with bright notes, and refreshing acidity. The winery’s notes convey “aromas of Bing cherries, black plum, and red currants with notes of vanilla cream and baking spices. On the palate, bright red fruit flavors and acidity are flowed by soft, velvety tannins on the mid-palate and a long, elegant finish.”


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 California
Appellation(s) California
Winery Joel Gott
Vintage 2022
Color Red
Varietal(s) Pinot Noir
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Bottle Size 8.0 x 30.0
Case Size 34.5 x 26.0 x 30.5
Alcohol 13.9%
Product Code JG22CP
UPC 817625010143

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Tasting notes

91 points – Tasting Panel; 90 points – James Suckling (2021 vintage). 

Aromas of cherries, raspberries, plum, and pomegranate with notes of toasted oak and spice. On the palate, flavors of bright red fruit and candied cherries are followed by soft, velvety tannins on the mid-palate and a long, elegant finish.



Much of the fruit was fermented in open-top fermenters which help retain fruit flavor and tannin structure. The wine aged in 50% stainless steel, 20% new French oak, and 30% 1-3-year-old French oak. 

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