Maker: Joel Gott, Napa, California, USA
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Region: California, USA
Appearance: Pale gold with slow, thick legs.
Nose: Tangerine, Clementine, apricot, basil.
On the palate: Medium-bodied. Slightly sweet, grapefruit, peach, orange, delicately dry.
Finish: Orange, lemon, dry, fading into pleasant grapefruit bitterness.
Parting words: I bought this wine because it was the cheapest one on a list a of great California Sauvignon Blanc. I was a bit reluctant, since I generally only drink New Zealand Sauv Blanc. This one did not disappoint, and has all the citrus notes I love in New Zealanders. That said, the Joel Gott Sauv Blanc is no transplanted Marlbourgh. The herbal notes are much more subdued here and the grapefruit is more present in the finish than in the mouth. Lots of orange (and relatives) and apricot. An all around delicious wine with or without food. This would also be a good turkey (or tofurky) wine. Highly recommended.