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An award winning sommelier and successful wine executive, Josh Carr realized after 9/11, that life was too short, and decided to go for his dreams, founding Joseph Carr Winery in 2005.
The winery operates under the negociant model, dedicated to producing hand crafted wines, made from the best grapes sourced from growers in Napa Valley, Carneros, and the North Coast of California.
This particular bottle, Josh, named after his father, is part of Carr Winery’s second label, Josh Cellars. Carr jokingly refer to these wines as “vin de garage.”, however, these wines are all in fact handcrafted and sourced from organic growers.
Nice, simple, clean and understated label.
Good rich, dark color.
A little bit of oak and fruit on the nose. I let it sit for about 10 mins before trying it.
On the palate, blackcurrant, spice, plums. Full bodied. Great long finish.
Pair with grilled red meats, ribs, meat sauced pastas.
At around $11 this represents a great value.
THE BOTTOM LINE
At around $11, this is a value cabernet sauvignon and a strong quality second label offering from a talented wine maker. A diamond in the rough. Pick one up today! Salud!
OPI Score = 73 What’s This?
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker: Josh Cellars/Joseph Carr Winery
Average Price: $11
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