5/07/2009

Burgers, Wine, and Groceries

Posted by The Wine Whore |

Fun Friday Wine Fact:


What do burgers, wine, and groceries have in common?


Answer: One man... Joel Gott!



With a family almost as ingrained in Napa wine as the famous Caymus Wagners, Joel Gott is part of a devoted legacy of wine lovers:

  • Joel's mother started Montevina out of their basement

  • His dad co-founded Corbett Canyon, was also the first cellar employee and later went on to become the CEO of Sterling.

  • His wife, Sarah, is a former winemaker at Joseph Phelps



    If you ever visit Napa, you have to stop at Joel's burger stand which goes by the name Taylor's Refresher. This striped down dinning outlet is Napa Valley's hottest burger stand. It offers a fun place to stop for some munchies between tasting Napa's finest grape nectar. Famous Wine Whore, Robert Parker, declared that Taylor's double cheeseburger was his "most memorable meal of 1999" and after dinning on the benches of this casually gourmet establishment, this Wine Whore nods in agreement!

    It is not all burgers, fries, and wine. Joel also operates the car wash next to Taylor's and co-owns "Calistoga's coolest grocery", the Palisades Market.



    When Joel isn't running one of his many Napa businesses, he is busy crafting some of California's best Zinfandel. That being said, I am excited to announce that Joel has invited The Wine Whore to share with the rest of the world a handful of his brand new creations including:

    Joel Gott 815 California Cabernet 2007
    Joel Gott California Zinfandel 2007



    Check back for winery and wine reviews of these selections!

    Also, very special thank you to Ann and the folks from Gott Wines for their kindness, support, and willingness to share a glass of their wine for the rest of the world to enjoy.


    (Read more wine reviews and info at The Wine Whore)
    Photo of courtesy of Gott Wines

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  • 2 comments:

    Shelly said...

    Once again, I vote only to find I'm the only vote for the Zinfandel...What's wrong with this system (or me)?
    Wow. Mr. Gott seems pretty busy. That's a man who has no down time.

    Frugal Wino said...

    Your not the only one voting for the Puccioni Dry Creek Valley Sonoma Old Vine Zinfandel.

    Now there are two :) Old vine zins are a favorite for me.

    Wish we had seen Talyor's when were in Napa earlier this year. Will definitely check it out next visit.

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