Bright and clear, but on the garnet side of ruby.  Fairly typical bomby Grenache fruit in the nose with wet-black-walnut-cutting-board backing it up.  Fruit-forward, but not the cloying bunco-party, Meridian Zin sorta fruit… a really decent, ripe, lurking fruit with a certain ‘perceived sweetness’.  Acidic to a fault with robust tannin carrying on long into the finish.

Kinda like a barrel-sample, sorta that neutral barrel/freshly sulphited thing.  Not a horrible wine for a sub-20$ GSMC.  That would be Carignane FTW!  Fun to drink.   Fun to see Joel Gott doing something like this, but not something I would buy a case of.  I remember the first Joel Gott I ever tasted… maybe 15 years ago…  Solid, good price-point stuff.  Take this to your next Pampered Chef party.

2011 JOEL GOTT Alakai red Blend  13.9


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