The Joel Gott 2017 Palisades Artist Series red wine has aromas of Bing cherries, strawberry fruit leather, brown sugar, and cherry compote with notes of anise, clove and cedar.
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.
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.