Nose

The Joel Gott 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of black cherries and blackberries with notes of clove and brown sugar.

Palate

The wine opens with dark, concentrated fruit flavors, followed by velvety tannins on the mid-palate and notes of vanilla on the long, textured finish.

Harvest

Across California in 2019, the growing season was long and even, with moderate winter rains resulting in a later than usual bud break. Cool spring temperatures followed by warm temperatures in the summer and fall, allowed us to pick our fruit in October. These conditions allowed fruit to ripen evenly at a steady pace, making for a well-balanced wine.

Winemaking

Following harvest, the grapes from each vineyard were sorted and destemmed, then fermented in individual lots.

Aging

As the lots are aged in oak for 18 months, the barrels are tasted frequently to assess tannin and flavor development. Finally, the lots were blended together to balance the characteristics of each grape growing region. 25% New American Oak