2011 was a great vintage for Sauvignon Blanc in California, and Joel “Gott” some of the best. Gott’s winemaker Alisa Jacobson (Korbel, Phelps) blends grapes from Monterey – rich, tropical floral fruit – with Lake County‘s citrus-note fruit and Russian River Valley’s mineral-note fruit, and ferments and ages it unadulterated in 100% stainless. She even ages 5% of the grapes “sur lie” (where the juice is left in contact with the yeast and grape sediment, giving up more intense flavors) – all to bring you this voluptuously balanced 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Point is – that’s a lot of quality effort going into your $15 party wine!
It’s bright gold with a greenish tint in the glass. A sniff reminds you of a glass of Sprite with a juicy grapefruit garnish. A sip keeps the whole lemon-lime-grapefruit theme going, but like Christina Hendricks, this baby has a luscious rich full body laden with all things curvy and juicy. Kick in some apple lip gloss and apricot body oil with plenty of mouth-watering citrus acidity that fades into a gorgeous refreshing finish of ginger snap tongue kisses.
Drink the Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc 2011 with spicy Asian food, a spicy Asian or with the voluptuous body of your choice.