(From 2013 Vintage) Has tropical aromas of melon and pineapple that lead to bright citrus flavors and a hint of vanilla. On the palate, notes of stone fruit and apple are balanced by a clean, bright acid backbone with a rounder midpalate and minerality on the finish.
(From 2014 Vintage) The 2014 Joel Gott Unoaked California Chardonnay has aromas of ripe pear and honeydew melon with floral notes. On the palate, the wine opens with bright citrus and tropical flavors, leading to a round mouthfeel balanced by good acidity, and a long finish. The 2014 growing season was shorter than normal because of a dry winter and a warmer than average spring and summer, causing fruit to mature faster and be picked earlier. Even the cool, marine-influenced Monterey appellation experienced warmer than normal summer nights. These warmer temperatures resulted in intense fruit flavors and softer acidity, particularly in fruit from the Napa and Sonoma appellations. Added minerality and complexity came from Sonoma fruit, helping to create well-balanced wine.