Ultimate Beverage Challenge 90 points - This opens with ripe, juicy blackberry and inflections of bergamot and fresh cut pinewood, fading to reveal subtle oak-derived star anise and clove notes. Fresh and balanced, finishing with gentle black tea tannins. (Jun 2016)
My father's name was Joseph, as is mine, but his close friends just called him "Josh". At the end of his workday, he, like many of his friends would tinker around in the garage, laughing, telling stories and working on an old car with spare parts, surprisingly, none that were meant for the original vehicle
After we're done producing our portfolio of Napa Valley wines, we like to sit around "the garage", we call a wine cellar, and tinker ourselves with a few things. Growers we call friends come by and we laugh, tell stories and produce a wine that I fondly refer to as a "vin de garage." Cabernet Sauvignon, complex in taste, but always unassuming and approachable, with big bold flavors that, have their own story to tell. Its funny how all these characteristics, just remind me of someone I knew.
This handcrafted Cabernet Sauvignon hails from the Amber Knolls Vineyard in the North Coast of California's "Red Hills" appellation.
These "vin de garage" wines are a celebration of my friends, my family and a man I called Dad.
|Wine maker notes
Forward complex blends with ripe fruit flavors; black current, spicy, berry fruit with gentle oak nuances.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation Amber Knolls Vineyard, Red Hills
Handpicked at the peak of flavor development, crush and cold soaked for 24 hours, punched down three times a day to maximize flavor extraction. Followed with a 10 - 15 dayextended maceration. Barrel aging in new Ameican Oak and 1-2 year French Oak for 16 months.
|Joseph Carr was an award winning Sommelier and international wine industry executive who set out on his own in 2005 and founded Joseph Carr Winery in Carneros, California. It was, as Mr. Carr says, a chance to follow a dream. “We’re a family owned company dedicated to making world class, handcrafted wines. We work with small growers, coopers and winemakers producing elegant, sophisticated, yet approachable wines from Napa Valley, Carneros, and the North Coast of California.”