Joel Gott Santa Barbara Pinot Noir 2016

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.

Vintage: 2016

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.

Joel Gott in the Trinchero Family Estates cellar
Photo from Trinchero Family Estates.
Comments: Learn more about Joel Gott Wines.
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.