- Joseph Carr Merlot Napa 2011 Product #28699 (In Stock)
We don't see this nearly often enough - a super-star winemaker who could easily fill his days (and pocketbook) doing just his own wines and consulting for a few high-end boutiques rolling up his sleeves, digging in, and making California wine you can afford to drink everyday. The winemaker is Aaron Pott - Food & Wine Magazine's Winemaker of the Year in 2012 - and his partner is former sommelier Joseph Carr. Together, Aaron and Joseph are creating a line of fresh and food-friendly wines with plenty of Napa Character and style - but just about one-third of the price!
When you've starred as head winemaker for St. Emilion's Ch La Tour Figeac, you know a little something about great Merlot. Winemaker Aaron Pott brings that expertise to bear on this blend of Merlot from Napa's Yountville and Oak Knoll regions. Very pretty aromas of dark chocolate, blackberry and fresh herb lead to a plump, soft (but shapely) mouthful of cocoa, mint, plum, sweet cherry and savory mushroom flavors. The finish is smooth and fresh and stylish, especially for a wine at this price. Great value.