Friday, January 17, 2014

2009 Joel Gott cabernet sauvignon, "815"

I think we could file this under the heading "exactly what you want" in a California cabernet --

all smooth, soft berries, soft caramel and maybe a bit of cedar
little tannin
perfect now

It struck me as a kind of baby port, without the very high alcohol (it's 13.9%) or very great sweetness. Certainly it's a stand-alone cocktail sipper; to pair it with a meal would detract from its deliciousness.

The number 815, I'm told, honors the birthday of the winemaker's daughter. Same as Napoleon's.

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