“Oh, by gosh, by golly
It’s time for mistletoe and holly…”
The meats are stewing; the chickens are roasting. There is a lot of stick-to-your-gut kind of food everywhere. Don’t know about you, but during the Holidays, I lean more to red wines. That’s why Josh Cellars is perfect because they have several red wines that are two thumbs up, and the price is right.
If you’re a sucker for a great story like me, you’re going to love the story behind Josh Cellars. The winemaker is Joseph Carr who was named after his dad. His dad went by “Josh,” and since Joseph Sr. was the one who inspired his son to work hard and follow his dreams, the winery was named “Josh Cellars.” Wow, right? The mom in me wants to hug Joseph Carr.
Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2012$13.99
Let’s talk some vino here. The first Josh Cellars wine I ever tasted was a cabernet sauvignon. It’s a very bold, rich, and plum-filled wine. You get vanilla and spicy, smoky notes. With a long finish and firm tannins, this wine goes great with my Mexican dishes. If you have prime rib on your Holiday table this year, this is your wine.
Josh Cellars Pinot Noir 2012$15.99
In Josh Cellars Pinot Noir, I taste spicy oak, cherries, and strawberries. Oh my! It has very subtle chocolate flavors but still complex and deep. Firm in texture but not overbearing. The finish is gentle and long. This would be great to have with Christmas turkey or duck in a cherry sauce.
Josh Cellars Legacy 2012$12.99
It smells of rosemary and dark fruits. The plum and raspberries are very much present when you taste it, and you continue to savor cherries until the end. For the Holidays, regardless of what you’re serving – turkey, chicken, roast, red or white meat – this wine can go either way. Your dinner guests will approve especially that silky texture. Oh la la… So, when in doubt, go with a Josh Cellars Legacy.
Disclosure: I received samples of Josh Cellars wine for editorial purposes.