BEER TASTING TOMORROW
FRIDAY OCTOBER 1ST ; FROM 7 TO 9
After 10 years, serving as a world-class sommelier, then another ten as an international industry executive, Joseph Carr set out on his own in 2005, to form his family-owned wine company. It was, as Mr. Carr says “a chance to follow a dream.” As director of Joseph Carr Napa Valley, He continues to work with many of the associates he has met throughout his long career; those who share his 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. Mr. Carr, his wife Deirdre, his daughter Cailen, and Max, his dog, own and operate Joseph Carr Wines, producing fine wines from Napa Valley, California, along with limited production wines from Carneros and the Sonoma Coast. In 2009, New York Times writer, Eric Asimov, proclaimed Joseph Carr, a producer to watch for, and put his wines alongside the likes of Far Niente, Clos du Val, Heitz, Grgich Hills and Rubicon.
Joseph Carr has recently worked with Tom Larson to produce his second label, named “Josh Cellars” -his “vin de garage” -as he jokingly refers to it. It is a North Coast Vineyard project, from sites organically and sustainably farmed. It is dedicated to his father.
We are honored and pleased to welcome Joseph Carr to personally guide us through our next tasting.
HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING!
Tuesday October 5th, 2010
No charge for tastings
JOSEPH CARR SAUVIGNON BLANC, 2008
85% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Semillon, 100% Napa Valley sourced, Rutherford.
The 2008 Sauvignon Blanc displays delicious honeydew melon aromas, followed by bright lemon zest and a hint of thyme. A ripe mouthfeel is enhanced with more melon and refreshing citrus notes. The wine is wonderfully well-centered and well-balanced by crisp acidity. Very limited, less than 1,200 cases bottled.
BTG $ 6.00 Retail $15.99
JOSH CELLARS CHARDONNAY, 2008
Ripe Citrus summer fruit, peach, pear, aligned with a touch of vanilla and smoke, partially barrel fermented This classic Sonoma County Chardonnay offers inviting stone fruit aromas, accented by notes of tropical fruit. The well-balanced acidity supports a core of pear and sweet melon and complements a creamy texture. The wine has a clean, refreshing finish.
BTG $ 6.00 Retail $15.99
JOSEPH CARR MERLOT, 2008
“I always take a classic Bordeaux style approach to my Napa Valley Merlot, employing Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon in the final cuvee. It’s all part of a mission is to produce complex, yet balanced wines that echo a European sensibility and exhibit approachability upon release. Enjoy! “
— Joseph Carr.
BTG $ 9.25 Retail $24.99
JOSH CELLARS CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2007
Tom Larson once owned this single vineyard in the mountains of the Red Hills where all grapes have been organically grown and sustainably farmed. This appellation sits at the highest section between the Vaca mountain range and the Mayacamas mountain range
Forward complex blends with ripe fruit flavors; Black currant, spicy, berry fruit with gentle oak nuances..
BTG $6.00 Retail $15.99
JOSEPH CARR CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 2007
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
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