Synopsis, Our Opinion: A disappointing Pinot Noir.
Producer/Winery: Joel Gott Wines/Trinchero Family Estates; St. Helena, California.
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Santa Barbara county; Central coast, California.
Price: $20.00 (with a wine dinner discount)
Purchased From: Undercurrent Restaurant; Greensboro, North Carolina.
Paired With: BBQ pork.
Note: We first had this Joel Gott Pinot Noir as part of the Virtual Wine Dinner: Undercurrent Restaurant; Greensboro, North Carolina, then recorked it and paired BBQ pork with it at home the next night.
Opened and recorked for 24 hours before drinking. Very thin ruby red color with a lighter red rim. Faint aromas of damp earth and musty cherry and raspberry. Fairly smooth entry with a thin, spicy and off dry mouthfeel, light body and a 100-grit texture. Quite brassy bitter taste with juicy ripe raspberry, cherry and strawberry flavors. Lots of bright acidity that wasn’t very well integrated, smooth tannins and a medium-length very spicy clove finish. A little sweet for our palate, but an OK pairing with the sweet potatoes and pork at the wine dinner. We found it to be a disappointing Pinot Noir.
See also: Virtual Wine Dinner: Undercurrent Restaurant; Greensboro, North Carolina
Alcohol Content: 13.6%
Closure: Aluminium covered 45mm Natural cork.
UPC Code: 1 88985 00029 8
Imported by: Not applicable.