1999 Joel Gott Zinfandel
California
 
WB Rating: 87

 
Alcohol by volume: 13.8%
Price at time of purchase: $14.00 (Premier Cru (Emeryville))
 
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): n/a

A great find in reasonably priced Zinfandel, made from a blend of roughly equal parts of Napa, Amador, and Lodi fruit. It has a lot of the character and feel of Zins twice its price. Opaque black/purple color, yet pleasant, firm, medium-bodied mouth feel without much tannic bite. Lively, spicy dark berry fruit in both aroma and flavor. Not extremely complex or layered, and the finish, while good, is not lingering -- otherwise it would be rated even higher. At under $15, this wine is a steal! - WB Team 2000-12-19

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