Okay, I guess I need to heed my own advice. It’s not that I buy the same thing over and over, it’s that I shy away from certain wines like Cabernets based upon a built in prejudice. I, too may be missing out which is why I selected the 2006 Joel Gott 6 Cabernet Sauvignon as next week’s pick.
This wine is a current Chairman's Selection available for $24.99 at your local premium Fine Wine & Good Spirits store.
It’s time to do a little spring-cleaning. If you’re like me, you’ve accumulated quite a bit of crap over the winter and couldn’t be bothered to put it away in its proper place. And if you’re married to someone like my wife, it has been the topic of some lively discussions of late.
So I am going to stop procrastinating: ditch the nonessential stuff and go for a clean esthetic. I’m a bit of a modernist anyway so streamlining appeals to me, which is how this week’s pick, caught my eye. I was looking for a new Cabernet Sauvignon to try and the 2006 Gott 6 label appealed to the esthete in me. It is clean, simple, uncluttered. I’ve bought some bottles with fussy labels before and have sometimes found the wine inside to follow suit. So, with this one, I was expecting a tight clean delivery and I was not disappointed. The color is a lovely deep purple. The fruit, alcohol and tannins are well balanced. And, it has a nice medium finish.
To quote Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, “Less is More”. A good motto to live by and this wine fits the bill. Pick up a bottle and see if you agree.
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Selected reviews from the Grapevine Community
It's not "spectacular", but it's a really nice wine for the price point. It would definitely benefit from a little decant. Not too heavy on the tannins, but the nose and flavors are tightly wound when first opening. All in all, it's fairly classic Cali Cab at a very nice price.
2 years and 9 months ago