Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine displays a deep purple hue, and has great clarity for wine that is traditionally unfiltered. The bouquet offers scents of ripe black currant, smoke and saddle. Flavors include dark cherry and ripe plum flavors with a hint of vanilla and cocoa dust. Firm but approachable tannin structure accents a balanced and long finish.

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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
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Member Reviews for Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Snooth User: rwb5150
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3.50 5
01/01/2009

A harmonious Bordeaux style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah boasts big black fruit with woodsy/smokey/leathery undertones and scents. My wife and I both experienced the slightest maple notes, which was very interesting and enjoyable. I picked up a bunch on sale and have been chipping away at it enjoying the bottling consistency and velvety tannins. I read that grapes are brought in from a number of great vineyards including: Sycamore, Rutherford Bench, St Helena, Beckstoffer, Chateau Montelana and Diamond Mountain.


Snooth User: enophiliac
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4.00 5
01/23/2008

My rating of this wine is based on price vs. quality ratio and I know Joe. His goal is to utilize the philosophy that great wine can be drunk every day as a part of the culture the old world embraces and the new is coming to know. It just has to be at a price everyone can appreciate. I think he's done a phenomenal job at making high quality wines for the category with a package and message that elevates him by philosophy alone. One glass and you'll know what I am talking about; rarely will you find a wine that can be obtained for less than $20 that performs at the $35-40 level and Joseph Carr has done so with the greatest of ease.


Snooth User: vardaman
7409597
2.50 5
06/10/2008

The 04 was awesome, the 05 I'll pass on it.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.00 5
04/08/2007

Good rich red fruit and solid structure. Nice and rich. A real classic california cab. A little tart on the finish, but not much to worry about. Decent backbone. Very pleasant all round.


Snooth User: lingprof
1556071,108
3.50 5
01/29/2011

good at this price point


Snooth User: wine o new york
417953233
1.00 5
04/03/2011

after the 2004 vintage this needs to be sent to the salad dressing factory.......hello Thousand Island.....goodbye taste tasting....


Snooth User: vardaman
7409597
4.00 5
06/10/2008

The 04 was great, the 05 isn't even in the same ballpark, not nearly worth 20 bones.


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External Reviews for Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

External Review
03/16/2010

Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon 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
03/09/2010

This wine displays a deep purple hue, and has great clarity for wine that is traditionallyunfiltered. The bouquet offers scents of ripe black currant, smoke and saddle. Flavors includedark cherry and ripe plumflavors with a hint of vanilla and cocoa dust. Firmbut approachabletannin structure accents a balanced and long finish.


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11/25/2009

Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2006 750ML


External Review
07/06/2011

Tasting Notes - This wine displays a deep purple hue, and has great clarity for wine that is traditionally unfiltered. The bouquet offers scents of ripe black currant, smoke and saddle. Flavors include dark cherry and ripe plum flavors with a hint of vanilla and cocoa dust. Firm but approachable tannin structure accents a balanced and long finish.


External Review
04/14/2010

Joseph Carr Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2007 750ML


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesDeep cherry and plum, fine cedar box aroma, dark color, touch of cinnamon on a very long finish.


External Review
04/12/2011

The folks at Joseph Carr live for Cab. It is their passion and it is their signature. They approach their winemaking with the spirit of the Bordelais, making a Cab in the style of a Left Blank blend w



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Tasting Notes:

This wine displays a deep purple hue and has great clarity for a wine that is traditionally unfiltered. The bouquet offers scents of ripe black currant, smoke and saddle. Flavors include dark cherry and plum with a hint of vanilla and cocoa dust. Firm, but approachable tannin structure accents a long balanced finish.

This wine displays a deep purple hue, and has great clarity for wine that is traditionally unfiltered. The bouquet offers scents of ripe black currant, smoke and saddle. Flavors include dark cherry and ripe plum flavors with a hint of vanilla and cocoa dust. Firm but approachable tannin structure accents a balanced and long finish.

Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic

Closure: Cork

Notes: barrel aged for 18-22 months in 1 and 2 year old French and American Oak; 33% new, 65% French: Allier, Nevers, Troncais

Wine Specs:

Total Acidity: 5.5 grams per liter

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