2017 Joel Gott Palisades Red Wine
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The Joel Gott 2017 Palisades red wine has aromas of red cherries, chocolate, leather, cherry compote, baking spices and notes of toasted oak. On the palate, bright red fruit flavors lead to smooth tannins and subtle acidity on the mid-palate with notes of vanilla on the long, delicate finish.
To make a well-balanced red wine, we blended Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Alicante and Malbec from five different appellations in California. Fruit from Napa Valley lends complexity while Sonoma adds a touch of spice to the blend. Mendocino fruit gives the wine its color, rich, ripe fruit flavors and tannins. Lake County adds structured tannins and minerality while fruit from Lodi rounds out the blend adding rich flavors and soft texture.
Across California in 2017, the growing season started with much needed winter rains, resulting in a later than usual bud break. Warm spring and summer temperatures, followed by a late summer heat wave, caused us to pick our fruit in the beginning of September.
After fermentation, the wine was aged in 1 & 2-year-old American oak to complement the flavors and tannins of the wine and soften the mid-palate.
Varietal:
82% Cabernet Sauvignon
9% Merlot
4% Petite Syrah
4% Alicante
1% Malbec

Appellation:
California
Napa
Sonoma
Mendocino
Lake County
Lodi

Barrel:
1 & 2-year-old American oak

Alcohol:
13.9%

pH: 3.72

TA: 5.6 g/L

RS: 1.9 g/L

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2017 Joel Gott Palisades Red Wine

2017 Joel Gott Palisades Red Wine

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