Josh Merlot, Vintage 2011
Josh cellars. My father's name was Joseph, as is mine, but his friends 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 Merlot, created in a Bordeaux style blend, offers rich plum and black cherry flavors, accented by savory spices and toasted oak, with a soft, supple texture and lingering 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. www.joshcellars.com. Alc. 13.9% by vol. Blended & bottled by Joseph Carr, Sonoma, CA.