The first time we experienced Joseph Carr’s, Josh Cellars wines was at Thanksgiving where we tried the 2011 Merlot. Knowing that everyone enjoyed this very approachable and mellow wine with its notes of black cherries, we were anxious to sample the Cabernet Sauvignon and compare the two. While feasting on our Thanksgiving leftovers from the night before, we sipped the Josh Cellars 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon.
Josh Cellars is the second label of Joseph Carr. It is the label commemorating Joseph’s father Josh who was a soldier and a volunteer firefighter. As Joseph Carr says, "These wines are named after my father, as they are expressive, but unassuming and approachable – just like him." The wines are just that.
The Cabernet Sauvignon is the flagship wine of this label and is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The wine is handcrafted and displays a heavier body than the Merlot. The bouquet is that of cherries. The Cabernet is very drinkable and smooth with a nicely balanced body. One experiences the flavors of cherries and lavender. There is also a smoky quality to the wine.
Joseph Carr has many philanthropic endeavors and one is to find worthy causes where he can donate a portion of his wine sales. This year Joseph has chosen Operation Homefront, which helps reunite military service members with their families, allowing them to celebrate the holidays together. Between now and the end of December, $1 from every bottle of wine sold will go towards supporting military heros through the Operation Homefront program.
Josh Cellars wine is available at Beverly Glen Marketplace, Whole Foods Beverly Hills, Wine House, Yummy Foods and Mel & Rose Liquor in West Hollywood.
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