Joseph Carr

In 2009, New York Times writer Eric Asimov proclaimed Joseph Carr a "producer to watch," ranking his wines alongside the likes of Far Niente, Clos du Val, Heitz, Grgich Hills and Rubicon. Mr. Asimov continued his praise of Joseph Carr wines, calling them "wines of balance and restraint."

After 10 years serving as a world-class sommelier followed by ten years as an international industry executive, Joseph Carr set out on his own in 2005 to form his family-owned wine company. It was, as Joseph Carr says, "a chance to follow a dream." Joseph continues to work with many of the associates he has met throughout his long career, all with a shared passion and desire to produce world class wines. Influenced by the wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy, Joseph Carr's winemaking philosophy is balance, sophistication and approachability; an old-world style producer, but distinctly Californian, sourcing Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from select vineyards in Rutherford, Oakville and the Stags Leap District.

In 2010 Mr. Carr began working with Aaron Pott, Food and Wine Magazine Winemaker of the year. Together they have produced wines that offer a district level of sophistication and value, and reflect Potts philosophy of winemaking with little intervention.

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Joseph Carr Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
“The wine features aromas of blackberry, chocolate, and blueberry preserves. Plush on the mid-palate with silky tannins but firm acidity, it shows rich black fruit on the long finish.” ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 31345
Bottle:$16.95
Case: $203.40
Allow 2-4 days shipping/pickup

Joseph Carr 'Josh' Pinot Noir 2017
“Wild sage, dark red cherry and turned earth show on the familiar nose of this bottling. The palate is even-handed with red fruit and dried chaparral flavors.” ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 31073
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Josh Cellars 'Reserve' Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
“The bouquet is rich with dark fruits, cinnamon, clove and subtle oak aromas. The wine is juicy on the palate with bright red cherries and blackberry flavors prominent, accented by delicate vanilla flavors and toasty oak, finishing long with round, soft tannins. The complex flavor of this wine
Item Number: 30718
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Joseph Carr 'Josh' Legacy Red Blend 2016
Aromatic blue fruits and brown spices delight the nose, most notably the fresh plum and blackberry fruit. The wine is dense and juicy, with baked plums and dark cherries, layered with roasted almonds and hazelnuts, finishing long with fine, soft tannins. ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 30521
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Joseph Carr Merlot 2014
“The wine features aromas of black cherry, chocolate, mint, root beer, vanilla, cedar, and roast beef. On the palate, a soft attack of roast meat, cherry, chocolate pudding, and sage is highlighted by a medium body and food-friendly acidity, leading to a textured finish.” ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 30127
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $227.40
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Joseph Carr 'Josh' Merlot 2016
“This Merlot offers rich plum and black cherry flavors, accented by savory spices and toasted oak, with a soft, supple texture and long finish. Expressive and bold but smooth and approachable, it's a wine Josh makes for your family and friends.” ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 29707
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Joseph Carr 'Josh' Chardonnay 2017
(1)
“The nose exudes aromas of tropical fruits and citrus married with subtle oak notes. The palate is bright and fresh, with lingering flavors of juicy yellow peaches, lemon oil and crème brulée. The wine shows great, soft texture and finishes long.” ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 29639
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Joseph Carr 'Josh' Sauvignon Blanc 2017
“Bright aromas of lemon, lime and pineapple are the core of this wine with layers of white flower nectar, peach and tropical melon. The palate of the wine is fresh and alive with clean fruit flavors and a perfectly balanced, crisp finish.” ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 29577
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Joseph Carr 'Josh' Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
(5)
“The bouquet bursts with intense dark fruits, cinnamon, clove and subtle oak aromas. The palate is dominated by flavors of black cherries and juicy blackberries, accented by delicate vanilla flavors and toasty oak and finishing long with round, soft tannins.” ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 29065
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Joseph Carr 'Josh' Rose 2017
“The nose is bright with aromas of fresh strawberries, white flowers and stone fruits. On the palate, the wine is light-bodied, dry, and bursts with citrus, white peach and strawberries, finishing with a crisp, mouthwatering citrus flavor.” ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 28707
Bottle:$10.95
Case: $131.40
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Joseph Carr 'Napa Valley' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
" The wine features aromas of fresh black cherry, tobacco, and vanilla. It is full-bodied yet balanced with food-friendly acidity and tannin. The long finish highlights flavors of black plum and chocolate. " ~ Winery notes
Item Number: 28374
Bottle:$18.95
Case: $227.40
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Joseph Carr 'Revelist' Cabernet Sauv 2014
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "This wine has a classic nose of pencil shavings, cedar and ripe black plum, following through on the palate in similar fashion. Full bodied and highly concentrated, it layers in flavors of cherry compote and dark chocolate."  “Revelist represents the pinnacle of the Joseph Carr
Item Number: 27594
Bottle:$40.95
Case: $491.40
Allow 2-4 days shipping/pickup

Joseph Carr Chardonnay 2016
"The bouquet is intensely aromatic and features notes of ripe peach and lemon. Flavors of toffee and almonds emerge on the palate, bolstered by lively acidity, a creamy mouthfeel, and a long finish." ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 26808
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Joseph Carr 'Josh' North Coast Cabernet 2015
(2)
"The bouquet of the North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon is bursting with dark fruits and roasted nuts, with aromas of fresh cherries, blackcurrant, rose petal, and roasted walnuts readily apparent in the glass. The wine is full-bodied and plush in texture, with rich flavors of black cherries and
Item Number: 26351
Bottle:$15.95
Case: $191.40
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Joseph Carr 'Josh' North Coast Cabernet 2016
“A dark color and extracted flavors of grape skins and blackberries accompany a very firm texture that's laced with sandy tannins. These elements make for a bold, full-bodied and monolithic wine.” ~Winery Notes

Josh Cellars 'Reserve' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
“Deep ruby with concentrated legs on the glass. Bright blueberry backed by powerful aromatic earthy tones. Robust flavors of coffee, plum, and blackberry giving way to smoky spice.” ~Winery Notes

Joseph Carr 'Josh' Legacy Red Blend 2015
(2)
"Josh Cellars Legacy has aromas of blueberry pie, fresh raspberries, sage, rosemary and cigar box. The wine is dense and lush with flavors of plum, black currant and dark chocolate, offering a luxuriously smooth texture and a long, juicy Bing cherry and cocoa powder finish." ~Winery Notes

Joseph Carr 'Josh' Pinot Noir 2016
"Aromas of cherry and strawberry on the nose with layers of spicy oak. On the palate, the wine is plush and subtle, yet has a firm texture and finish. Dark cherry and chocolate flavors fill the mouth with a rich intensity and lingering finish." ~Winery Notes

Joseph Carr Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
(3)
"The wine features aromas of blackberry, chocolate, and blueberry preserves. Plush on the mid-palate with silky tannins but firm acidity, it shows rich black fruit on the long finish." ~Winery Notes

Joseph Carr 'Josh' Sauvignon Blanc 2016
"Bright aromas of lime and citrus are the core of this wine with layers of white flower nectar, peach and tropical melon. The palate of the wine is fresh and alive with clean fruit flavors and a perfectly balanced finish." ~Winery Notes

Joseph Carr 'Napa Valley' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90 "A more red-fruited style of cabernet sauvignon with redcurrants and red plums as well as some pretty ivy character. Medium body, fine tannins and a fruity finish."  "Aromas of fig, red cherry, blackberry pie, and cocoa. Full bodied with food-friendly acidity, flavors of nutmeg,

Joseph Carr 'Josh' Chardonnay 2016
(2)
" This California Chardonnay shows bright tropical flavors highlighted by a touch of French oak. It is expressive and bold, but smooth and approachable." ~ Winery notes

Joseph Carr 'Josh' Merlot 2015
"The bouquet of this Merlot is complex with violets, sweet plums, rosemary, and vanilla bean. On the palate, the wine is velvety and soft in texture, with flavors of juicy plums, blackberries, and Bing cherries, and a long cocoa powder finish and fine tannins." ~Winery Notes

Joseph Carr 'Josh' Rose 2016
(1)
"The nose is bright with aromas of fresh strawberries, white flowers and stone fruits. On the palate, the wine is light-bodied, dry, and bursts with citrus, white peach and strawberries, finishing with a crisp, mouthwatering citrus flavor." ~Winery Notes

Joseph Carr Rutherford Cabernet Sauv 2013
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93  “A full and juicy red with lots of dried fruit, currants and dark chocolate. Soft tannins and a clean and racy finish. Pretty, dusty undertone. Drink or hold.”  Wine Spectator 91  "A big-league effort, with a firm, tight core of graphitelaced black and wild berry, shaded by