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Joseph Carr Napa Valley Merlot 2013

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2013 Merlot was hand-picked at the peak of flavor development from early September through October. Grapes were crushed then went through an 11-day fermentation period in 100% stainless steel with cap punch-downs three times daily to maximize flavor extraction. The wine was barrel-aged for 18 months in French oak, 50% new.

Region: USA » California » Napa County
Winery: Joseph Carr
Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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Joseph Carr:
Joseph Carr wines are produced at Larson Family Vineyards in Carneros, bordering both Napa and Sonoma counties. A beautiful property built over a hundred years ago by Tom Larson's grandfather; it is here where we crush, barrel ferment, blend, and age our wines. Tom owns over a hundred acres of vines in Northern California, as well as managing 500 hundred acres of some of the finest boutique vin... Read more
Joseph Carr wines are produced at Larson Family Vineyards in Carneros, bordering both Napa and Sonoma counties. A beautiful property built over a hundred years ago by Tom Larson's grandfather; it is here where we crush, barrel ferment, blend, and age our wines. Tom owns over a hundred acres of vines in Northern California, as well as managing 500 hundred acres of some of the finest boutique vineyards in the valley. It is a place where we can be creative, laugh a lot, and work together to produce handcrafted wines, unhurried, in a state of the art facility. Read less

Member Reviews for Joseph Carr Napa Valley Merlot

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Snooth User: EMark
8478048,426
3.00 5
09/07/2019

Violet color in the glass Moderately fruity/floral nose. Quite fruity on the tip of the tongue--blueberry seems to lead. The initial taste is a bit frightening, but as the wine passes back some good things happen. There is some minerality and some surprising spiciness. Then, some heft. I am getting some, for Merlot, pretty good tannin. Solid acidity.


Snooth User: rckr1951
1275033,757
4.00 5
06/07/2017

I must admit I was leery at first, but settled in and was wonderful. Plum, blackberry, judicious spice and layered spice with framing tannins/acidity driving a good after taste. Drink or hold - 18-24 mths - 90 points - Paul


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,203
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 04/11/2010

Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10


Snooth User: veclemp
81314527
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 05/04/2011

Smooth Merlot that is well priced.

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  • External Reviews for Joseph Carr Napa Valley Merlot

    External Review
    02/08/2017

    Four and a half glasses


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 11/08/2012

    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.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 03/16/2010

    Joseph Carr Merlot 2006 and all other wine from Joseph Carr are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 05/18/2010

    1 x 750ML Bottle


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 03/09/2010

    Elegant, stylish, with depth and balance, this wine offers a bouquet of ripe plum, cassis, sageand subtle cedar. Its flavors are highlighted by wild berry, ripe cherry and a hint of olive andspice. Structurally sound, yet very approachable


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 09/23/2011

    "Elegant



    The 2013 Merlot was hand-picked at the peak of flavor development from early September through October. Grapes were crushed then went through an 11-day fermentation period in 100% stainless steel with cap punch-downs three times daily to maximize flavor extraction. The wine was barrel-aged for 18 months in French oak, 50% new.

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