Reviewed on 12-14-2018
By
Rating B
Style Red
Blend , Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Merlot, Petite Sirah
Vintage 2015
Appellation
USA
ABV 13.9%
Price $15.00 Value Pick  Buy This Wine

Perfect For

Backyard BBQs, House Wine, Impressing On A Budget, Netflix And Chill, Pleasing A Crowd

Drink If You Like

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot , Pinot Noir

The Full Review

The following tasting notes are what a typical, affordable Cali red blend for a weeknight should smell and taste like. Pencil shavings, blackberry and plum fruit with soft tannins and good acidity heightening the slight vanilla from the oak with a hint of strap leather as it opens. That is what we have here in Joel Gott's Palisades red, which is a blend of fruit from three different AVA's including Napa, Monterey and Lodi. We are not expressing terroir here, but at 13.9% alcohol the balance of fruit and acidity is on point, and you can't go wrong for a hump day dinner gathering or a netflix and chill.