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Joel Gott Alakai Red Blend 2010

Always producing crowd pleasing wines, Joel Gott is a 5th generation west coast winemaker that began crafting renowned Zinfandels in 1996. His wines are noted for their remarkable value together with his use of high-end California fruit, and fantastic structure and balance. Sourcing their grapes from carefully selected vineyards, Joel Gott along with winemaker Alisa Jacobson strive to establish and maintain relationships with growers from California, Washington and Oregon. The grapes for Alakai were sourced from vineyards in Monterey County and Knight’s Valley with a goal of crafting a Southern Rhône style wine.

Inky violet in colour with aromas of cigar box spice, cherry and earth. Cherry, blackberry and forest elements comprised the full body, whilst silky smooth tannins introduced the elongated finish of crushed black peppercorn, toasted oak and a hint of vanilla. Bright and well balanced, this is an easy drinking, friendly glass that will keep you reaching for more.

77% Grenache, 17% Syrah, 4% Mourvedre, 2% Petite Sirah
Cellared and Bottled by Joel Gott Wines, St. Helena
14.4% Alcohol
Enjoy now thru 2015

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