The 2010 Joel Gott 815 Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of plum, raspberry and cherry cola with hints of anise, cocoa, leather and dried herbs. Bright acidity on the front of the palate leads to a complex mid-palate and soft tannins on the finish.
Robert Parker: Gott is the famous proprietor of some of our country’s greatest hamburgers and ahi tuna burgers, as well as Chinese chicken salad and killer milkshakes at Gott’s roadside stand in St. Helena. Joel Gott also makes wine. The deep ruby/purple color of his 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon offers up beautiful crème de cassis fruits, vanilla and spice with a medium to full body, beautiful purity and texture. This is a luscious Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next 7-8 years. Talk about a multitasker capable of serving up fast food at the highest level of quality in the country, while also turning out delicious Cabernet Sauvignon. That’s a skill-set worth having.
Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has complex aromas of blackberries, black cherries, mocha and dried flowers. The flavors are elegant with balanced acidity and integrated tannins. The wine opens with dark, concentrated fruit on the palate, velvety tannins on the mid-palate, followed by a long and silky finish.
Wine maker notes
Fruit for the 815 Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from carefully selected vineyards in California’s premier winegrowing regions. After picking, the fruit from each vineyard is hand-sorted at our winery and de-stemmed before being fermented in individual lots. The lots are aged for just over a year in oak, and tasted frequently for tannin and flavor development; they are then blended to balance the characteristics of each vineyard. Napa fruit is complex with great depth, Lake County fruit adds minerality and rich texture, Mendocino fruit provides bright red fruit characteristics, fruit from Lodi has dark fruit components and a soft texture, and Sonoma fruit contributes a touch of spice. Fruit from these varied regions creates an elegant, well-rounded wine that could be made nowhere else than California.
At Trinchero Family Estates, our passion for winemaking and delivering the most inspiring flavors from around the globe began more than 60 years ago. In 1947, brothers John and Mario Trinchero traveled to St. Helena, California, near the renowned Napa Valley growing region, and purchased Sutter Home Winery. With its first Sutter Home harvest in 1948, the Trinchero Family crushed three tons of grapes, beginning a long and fruitful history as one of the world’s leading producers of fine wines.
As the Trinchero family expanded, so too did the company. Mario’s son Bob joined the team in 1958, eventually becoming the head winemaker after his uncle John retired. Bob focused on growing his family’s efforts, and just 10 years after coming on board, he helped Sutter Home become the first north coast winery to produce commercial wine from Sierra Foothill grapes. He even developed the revolutionary White Zinfandel varietal, which he perfected through innovation, creativity, and a bit of luck in suffering through a ”stuck” fermentation in 1975. With the help of his brother Roger, his wife Evelyn, and his sister Vera, Bob was able to capitalize on the growing demand for White Zinfandel and expand Sutter Home even further.
In the 1980s and 1990s, the Trinchero family continued its efforts to produce high-quality, affordably priced varietal wines by purchasing several more California vineyards in areas with choice weather and soil conditions. The family has never lost sight of Sutter Home’s original philosophy to offer ”a great product for a fair price,” even as it acquired more vineyards and additional wineries.
Today, with Roger Trinchero leading the way, Trinchero Family Estates represents over 27 brands in the United States and Australia, including Sutter Home, Little Boomey, Menage a Trois, Napa Cellars, and Trinchero Napa Valley. Sutter Home is also the proud sponsor of the Build a Better Burger contest, which pits culinary contestants in an annual burger cookoff to win cash prizes and bragging rites. In all, the last 60 years have been a period of heavy growth and exciting innovation for the Trinchero family, and we look forward to enjoying many more successful years to come.
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