2022 JOEL GOTT "Unoaked" Chardonnay California


¥3,740 (incl. tax)

Feeling bored with Chardonnay? Then surprise your palate with the crisp flavors of a Chardonnay fermented and aged in 100% stainless steel without malolactic fermentation. This is Chardonnay with fresh acidity and structure - a style like more Chablis than California. For the 2022 vintage, Joel Gott sourced the fruit from several locations in the Central Coast region, including Arroyo Seco, the Santa Lucia Highlands, and the Santa Maria and Santa Inez valleys. These AVAs are well known for cooler temperatures, a long growing season, and mineral-rich soils. Crisp pear, apple, citrus, and mango notes aim to please -- before or throughout a meal. Shellfish, steamed or grilled fish, risotto, or pasta with fresh vegetables all spring to mind as excellent pairings.


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 White
Varietal(s) Chardonnay
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Bottle Size 8.5 x 29.5
Case Size 37.0 x 28.0 x 31.0
Alcohol 13.9%
Product Code JG22CH
UPC 188985000038

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Tasting notes

Aromas of pear, tart apple, and mango with notes of citrus and honeysuckle. On the palate, flavors of grapefruit and crisp minerality that linger through a long, clean, balanced finish.



Fruit is pressed as whole clusters and fermented and aged in stainless steel.

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