2023 JOEL GOTT Sauvignon Blanc California

JOEL GOTT Sauvignon Blanc California

¥3,080 (incl. tax)

A great price and crisp and zesty deliciousness make Joel Gott’s California Sauvignon Blanc the go-to wine of the summer. Critics and consumers alike love this wine for its aromatic delights and mouthwatering flavors. The 2022 vintage was #31 on the Wine Spectator's wines of 2023! But the current vintage may place even higher as the cool summer allowed the fruit to ripen at a snail’s pace. Sourced from vineyards in Sonoma, Lake County, Lodi, Monterey, and Santa Barbara, the grapes were pressed gently and given a long, cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Careful blending was the key to expressing the particular characteristics of each vineyard. This Sauvignon Blanc is crisp and flavorful and will accompany a wide range of salads and casual dishes with chicken, fish, or pork.


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 2023
Color White
Varietal(s) Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Bottle Size 7.5 x 30.5
Case Size 32.0 x 24.0 x 31.5
Alcohol 13.9%
Product Code JG23SB
UPC 188985000113

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Tasting notes

91 points – Wine Spectator; 90 points – James Suckling. 

Fragrant gooseberries, lime zest, and fresh green apples with notes of grated ginger open up to a crisp palate of citrus, lime zest, and tropical accents on the long, fresh finish.



Fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks.

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