100% Cabernet Sauvignon from North Coast, CA.
SRP of $15 and available for as low as $10. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
“My father’s name was Joseph, as is mine, but his friends just called him Josh. Growers, that I call friends, all lend a hand in this, “winemakers wine”, what we jokingly refer to as a “vin de garage”; a handcrafted wine we made just for ourselves. This Cabernet Sauvignon offers ripe black currant flavors, and deep dark fruit nuances, accented by spice and smoke, matched with a long soft finish. A wine that is bold and expressive but unassuming, and approachable. It’s funny how these characteristics seem to remind me of someone that I knew. It’s a wine I made for my family, my friends, and a man I called Dad.
The 2011 Josh Cellars North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon begins with pleasant aromas of black cherry, red licorice, a little vanilla, a bit of bramble and a hint of menthol. Tasting reveals a smooth, juicy and fruit forward wine featuring soft tannins, strawberry, and black cherry with a nice bit of spice leading into the dry finish. This is a solid, tasty Cabernet at a fantastic price that should have wide appeal.
And if that wasn’t enough to entice you to try it, this might help: Josh Cellars is donating $1 for every bottle sold between 11/1 and 12/31/2013 to Operation Homefront, an organization we’ve mentioned before that does great work helping veterans and their families!
Overall Rating: 7.3
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