Cabernet Sauvignon, ‘Napa – 13’, GOTT
Fruit for the Joel Gott 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from vineyards in the Howell Mountain and St. Helena appellations, as well as from hillside vineyards in southern Napa. Fruit from Howell Mountain adds power and structure to the wine, while fruit from the valley floor in St. Helena retains its purity. Fruit from southern Napa provides depth and intensity, because of the cooler weather and challenging, rocky soil. Blending fruit from these three regions gives the Gott 13 its complexity. The 2013 growing season experienced moderate temperatures throughout with a string of heatwaves in the months of September and October, resulting in fruit with ideal ripeness, deep color, great structure and incredible concentration. After fermentation, the wine was aged in 70% new Bordeaux French oak and 1-year-old Bordeaux French oak for 20 months.
The Gott 13 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of blackberries, mocha and spice. The wine opens with red fruit flavors and soft tannins, leading to flavors of roasted fruit on the mid-palate, which are nicely balanced by bright acidity. The finish is long and richly textured.
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Press & Reviews
“The deep ruby/purple color of his 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon offers up beautiful crème de cassis fruits, vanilla and spice with a medium to full body, beautiful purity and texture. This is a luscious Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next 7-8 years. Gott is also the famous proprietor of some of our country’s greatest hamburgers and ahi tuna burgers, as well as Chinese chicken salad and killer milkshakes at Gott’s roadside stand in St. Helena. Talk about a multitasker capable of serving up fast food at the highest level of quality in the country, while also turning out delicious Cabernet Sauvignon. That’s a skill-set worth having.”
“This has violets with some blueberries as well as cappuccino. Fruit, chewy tannins and a stony texture. Better in 2017.”