Joel Gott

Napa scion Joel Gott was born to make wine. His grandfather was winemaker and president of Inglenook in the 1960s and 1970s while his father, Cary Gott, is the founder of Montevina and continues to consult for wineries such as D.R. Stephens.

In 1993, Joel and his brother Duncan scraped together the money to purchase Palisades Market in Calistoga, transforming the small market into a retail shop with gourmet prepared foods and fine wines. Running the market gave Joel an education in business and a view of the wine industry that allowed him to spot the need for quality, value wines in the marketplace.

Maxing out his credit cards, Joel purchased several tons of Zinfandel from family friend and grape grower Tom Dillian in 1996. He made the wine with the help of his then-girlfriend and winemaker Sarah, whom he married the following year. Praised by the Wine Spectator, the Wine Advocate and the New York Times, Zinfandel helped put Joel Gott wines on the map, and gave Joel the chance to produce additional varietals.

In addition to Joel's uncanny blending ability, he has privileged access to many of the best and as yet undiscovered fruit sources in the Napa Valley. Joel Gott wines are therefore remarkable values, offering gobs of classic California fruit, good structure and excellent balance.

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Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc 2017
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Spectator 90 WS TOP 100 2018 Rank 62 Juicy pear, peach and citrus flavors are bright and smooth, with a touch of dried chamomile and lemon verbena lingering on the finish. Impressive for the focus and aromatic detail. Drink now.  Wine Enthusiast 90 This full-bodied wine is delicious,
Item Number: 31120
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Joel Gott 'No.815' Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Tasting Notes Our 2016 815 Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of bright red fruit, black cherry and blackberry with notes of clove, vanilla and baking spices. The wine opens with dark, concentrated fruit flavors, followed by firm tannins on the mid-palate, and notes of cedar and coffee on the long,
Item Number: 30286
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Joel Gott Pinot Gris 2017
TASTING NOTES The 2017 Joel Gott Pinot Gris has aromas of Fuji apple, ripe peach, and honey with floral notes. The wine opens with crisp flavors of Bartlett pear followed by the light sweetness of Honeydew melon, and a long, balanced finish with bright citrus flavors.  WINE GROWING NOTES We
Item Number: 29720
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Joel Gott Zinfandel 2016
" Joel Gott's California Zinfandel has aromas of cherry cola and raspberry with hints of white pepper and vanilla oak. On the palate, bright red fruit flavors and acidity are followed by a juicy mid-palate and a soft, round mouth feel and a long finish. " ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 29636
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Joel Gott Rose Grenache Rose 2017
88  Vinous Media 
Wine Spectator 88 "Delicate and pretty, with strawberry blossom and orange zest accents. Grenache, Grenache Blanc, Cinsault and Counoise. Drink now. 20,168 cases made.—T.F."  Vinous Media 88 "Light orange. Ripe red berries, a hint of citrus pith and a candied rose flourish on the nose and in the
Item Number: 29224
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Joel Gott Pinot Noir 2016
THE WINE: 100% Pinot Noir. The majority of fruit comes from the Santa Barbara appellation rounded out by Central Coast Pinot Noir. It is aged mostly in stainless steel (73%) with 11% new French oak and the remaining 16% in 2-to-3-year-old French oak barrels.  TASTING NOTES:
Item Number: 27853
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Joel Gott 'Napa 13' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91 "This has violets with some blueberries as well as cappuccino. Fruit, chewy tannins and a stony texture. Slightly austere. Better in 2017. Publish Date: Saturday, January 16, 2016"  Wine Advocate 90 "Gott is the famous proprietor of some of our country’s greatest hamburgers
Item Number: 27572
Bottle:$42.95
Case: $257.70
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Joel Gott 'Monterey' Chardonnay 2016
90  Decanter 
Decanter 90 "At first a rather reserved style, this blossoms with some fluffy apple flesh and the slight chew of the apple core. Warm mango and pineapple hint at tropical, mouth-watering flavours. Drinking Window 2017 - 2019"  "The Monterey appellation is one of the most diverse and climatically
Item Number: 26253
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Joel Gott 'Santa Barbra' Pinot Noir 2015
" The 2015 Santa Barbara Pinot Noir has aromas of sweet cherries and baking spices with a hint of smoke. On the palate, ripe red fruit flavors are followed by elegantly balanced acidity and soft, velvety tannins.  Winegrower Notes: We sourced fruit from Santa Barbara County, part of the Central
Item Number: 26114
Bottle:$16.95
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Joel Gott Pinot Gris 2016
TASTING NOTES The 2016 Joel Gott Pinot Gris has aromas of Fuji apple, ripe peach, and honey with floral notes. The wine opens with crisp flavors of Bartlett pear followed by the light sweetness of Honeydew melon, and a long, balanced finish with bright citrus flavors.  WINE GROWING NOTES We

Joel Gott 'No.815' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
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Tasting Notes Rich vanilla aromas, framed by red fruit notes of plum, strawberry and cherry, fill the nose of this California Cabernet Sauvignon. Luscious Bing cherry, strawberry and raspberry flavors on the palate give way to hints of cigar box and toffee on the long, textured finish.  Vineyard

Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc 2016
89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89 Best Buy "Silky and elegant, with crisp Key lime, Meyer lemon and fresh herbal shadings on a light, refreshing body. Shows plenty of persistence on the finish. Drink now. 74,000 cases made. –MW"  Tasting Notes The 2016 Joel Gott California Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of mango,

Joel Gott Zinfandel 2015
Wine Information: Our Zinfandel vineyards are in the top growing regions in California: Napa, Sonoma, Lodi and Amador. This wine reflects the soil and environment of each distinct location. The vineyards in Lodi and Amador are old head-trained vines, which are dry-farmed and produce deeply

Joel Gott 'No.815' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
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Tasting Notes The 2014 Joel Gott 815 Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of blackberry and cherry with hints of vanilla and spice. The wine opens with dark, concentrated fruit flavors, followed by firm tannins on the midpalate, and a long finish.  Winegrower Notes Across California, the 2014 growing

Joel Gott Rose Grenache Rose 2016
Tasting Notes The 2016 Monterey Grenache Rosé has aromas of strawberry and raspberry with subtle, citrus notes. On the palate, the wine opens with bright, red fruit flavors followed by crisp, refreshing acidity and a clean, balanced finish.  Winegrower Notes To make a Provence-style Rosé, we

Joel Gott Pinot Gris 2015
TASTING NOTES The 2015 Joel Gott Pinot Gris has aromas of Fuji apple, ripe peach, and honey with floral notes. The wine opens with crisp flavors of Bartlett pear followed by the light sweetness of Honeydew melon, and a long, balanced finish with bright citrus flavors.  WINE GROWING NOTES We

Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc 2015
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Tasting Notes The 2015 California Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of pineapple, ripe stone fruit and citrus. The wine fills the palate with bright fruit flavors and a round fullness, finishing with crisp, refreshing acidity.  Winegrowing Notes Throughout California, the 2015 growing season produced

Joel Gott 'Monterey' Chardonnay 2015
" The Monterey appellation is one of the most diverse and climatically cool grape growing regions in California. The fog and cooling air from Monterey Bay slow maturity and allow the grapes to develop classic varietal characteristics, and a natural balance between sugar and acidity by harvest time.

Joel Gott Merlot 2014
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90 "Plush and zesty, with easygoing black cherry and spicy mocha flavors. Drink now through 2024. 18,000 cases made.—T.F."  Tasting Notes The 2014 Joel Gott California Merlot has aromas of black cherry and blueberry with notes of vanilla and spice. On the palate, ripe blackberry

Joel Gott Zinfandel 2014
90  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 90 "This is a full-bodied but also subtle and complex-flavored wine. The aromas bring in mild wood smoke and black-pepper notes, then the flavors add ample fruitiness without going to jamminess. The overall effect is one of sophistication."  Wine Information: Our Zinfandel

Joel Gott 'California' Pinot Noir 2014
Tasting Notes: The 2014 Santa Barbara Pinot Noir has aromas of sweet cherries and baking spices with a hint of smoke. On the palate, ripe red fruit flavors are followed by elegantly balanced acidity and soft, velvety tannins.  Winegrower Notes: We sourced fruit from Santa Barbara County, part of

Joel Gott 'Oregon' Pinot Noir 2013
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Tasting Notes: The 2013 Oregon Pinot Noir has aromatics of ripe cherries, red plum and raspberries with hints of tobacco and vanilla spice.The wine opens with lush, fruit flavors leading to a juicy mid-palate and a long, elegant finish.  Winemaker Notes: We sourced fruit from Oregon’s Willamette

Joel Gott 'Napa 12' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "Gott's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Gott is full of goodness. Dark, juicy and expressive, the 2012 fleshes out beautifully in the glass. Plum, cloves and new leather add shades of nuance in a highly appealing, juicy Cabernet Sauvignon that will deliver tons of pure pleasure upon

Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc 2014
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Tasting Notes The 2014 California Sauvignon Blanc has aromas of pineapple, ripe stone fruit and citrus. The wine fills the palate with bright fruit flavors and a round fullness, finishing with crisp, refreshing acidity.  Winegrowing Notes Throughout California, the 2014 growing season produced

Joel Gott Zinfandel 2013
Wine Information: Our Zinfandel vineyards are in the top growing regions in California: Napa, Sonoma, Lodi and Amador. This wine reflects the soil and environment of each distinct location. The vineyards in Lodi and Amador are old head-trained vines, which are dry-farmed and produce deeply