Joel Gott Unoaked Chardonnay 2013

Joel Gott Chardonnay 2013Joel Gott Website,

Total Wine & More, $13.99

BevMo, $12.99

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Aaron: A cold metal and stone engulfed apricots on the nose of this very buttery wine.  Flavors of green leaves and light berries interacted in the smooth creaminess and the medium body made this pleasant though not overly spectacular.  89 points

Teri: This unoked Chardonnay has the pleasant smell of buttery crackers matching the buttery lemon-grass and green apple flavors in the bottle. The finish is medium in length and creates a lasting mineral rich fruit flavor. 90 points


NAPA by N.A.P.A Michael’s Red NV

World Market, $19.99 retail NAPA by N.A.P.A Michael's Red

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Aaron:  This bottle was so close to being rated one of our top wines ever.  Tons of fruit crowd the nostrils, carrying nutmeg, pepper and spices.  The mouthfeel was exceptional and the flavor was filled with chocolate and perfectly ripe berries.  There was just way too much “tang” at the finish.  Maybe I’m being a little too harsh, but for how well everything else worked I really wanted a better finish.  87 points

Teri: This beautiful red table blend is made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, Barbera and a few other varieties adding to its complexity without making the flavors muted. I loved the jammy smell of strawberry with an overall smooth flavor of blackberry preserves and chocolate covered cherries with just the right hint of oak. The super long finish will leave you always wanting more! 93 points