New world all the way…
Producer: Joel Gott Wines
Region/Country: California, USA
Grape Varietal(s): Grenache
Consumed: At home
Recommended by: SAQ
Cost: $25.05 CAD
Bottle Presentation: Classic, easy to read label
Appearance: Medium-dark ruby red
Nose: Initially, very fruit forward (sour cherries) with some bacon, but after a good decant, more pepper, leather, and meat came out.
Taste: Initially, again, very fruit forward. After the long decant, sour cherries were still present, but some leather and earth emerged.
Finish: Earthy and almost gritty. Some leather emerged after a long decant.
Overall Impression: A fruit forward, easy to drink wine without a great deal of complexity. It did, however, pair reasonably well with a steak-frites dinner.
Rating (from 70 to 100): 80