Quick Review: Joel Gott 815 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Have you ever rooted through your wine cellar and find a bottle that you bought, but don’t remember when you bought it?  That is what happened to me as I was looking for a wine to go with a pot roast that I had cooked.  With the rich flavours of the pot roast, I thought that this wine, the Joel Gott 815 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, could be a good pairing.  The grapes come from across California, rather than from one region.  I checked online and it sells for around US $11.

My Wine Tasting Notes

Joel Gott 815 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 (I can’t find it in local liquor stores.)

After pouring a glass, I could see sediment deposited on the side of the bottle, so ageing is well underway.

Joel Gott 815 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 wine
Joel Gott 815 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 wine

Appearance: A deep garnet colour with light bricking at the rim.  Tears are visible on the sides of the glass with swirling.
Nose: Medium intensity aromas of leather, blackberries and plum, plus light toastiness and oak.  The wine has sweeter aromas with decanting.
Palate: Dry, medium-plus body and flavour intensity.  Soft, round and smooth, with a thicker mouthfeel.  Tarry, black fruit, blackberries, plus along with touches of nutmeg and oak.  Sweeter fruit, some pruniness, and a touch of floral with decanting.  The wine also has a lighter mouthfeel.
Finish: A medium-plus length finishing with sweet black fruit flavours, sweet spices and light soft tannins.  Less sweet spices and now a touch of oak with decanting.

Rating: 4 stars4.5 stars A wine that is starting to show a bit of ageing with the bricking and the tertiary leather aroma.  The wine tends toward black fruit and plum aromas and flavours.  Sweeter fruit flavours.  Light tannins.

Joel Gott 815 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 and pot roast pairing
Joel Gott 815 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 and pot roast pairing

The pairing with my pot roast was OK.  The fruit flavours were complementary, but the softer tannins were overpowered by the protein in the pot roast.  I think if this wine had stronger tannins, it would have been a much better match.

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