Josh Cellars Pinot Noir Review (2021)

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What Kind of Wine Is Josh Cellars Pinot Noir?

Josh Cellars Pinot Noir is a gorgeous red wine that has rapidly gained popularity across the world. Heavily influenced by Burgundy and Bordeaux, the owner of Josh Cellars Pinot Noir Wine, Joseph Carr’s backstory is as heartwarming as the wine itself. Established as a tribute to his father Josh Cellar, this wine has branded itself in the industry by receiving quick high-end responses from its customers.

Josh Cellars Pinot Noir is one of the Californian Pinot Noir favorites. This review spells out the accolades garnered by the winery within a small period of time. The wine is a rich-looking, lush red wine made from berries and cherries that finishes off with a slight oaky tint. This elegant Pinot Noir demands attention from all wine enthusiasts.


Josh Cellars Pinot Noir Review

  • Winery — Josh Cellars
  • Country/Region — United States, California, Napa Valley
  • Type — Pinot Noir From California
  • Aroma — Strawberry, Nutmeg, Vanilla, Cherry Whiffs
  • Grapes — Pinot Noir
  • Taste — Cherry, Strawberry
  • Alcohol Content — 13.5%
  • Sugar — Dry
  • Pairing — Chocolate, Beef, Veal, Mushrooms

Josh Cellar Pinot Noir may be recent but is on its way to conquer the marketplace rather quickly. For those who reside in California and happen to enjoy a nice glass of wine, this wine is a must-try. You do not have to be health-conscious consumers to relish this Pinot Noir. Being a versatile drink with subtle hints of acidic bitterness, it is perfect for wine aficionados. For those of you who do not relish the idea of wine, I dare you to try this new fun mixture of sweet and savory wine on a Friday night with friends and/or family.

Overall Rating: 4.2

Positives
  • Versatile
  • Sweet
  • Delicious
  • Affordable
  • Classic
Negatives
  • Fairly New
  • Bound To Its Region Only

Tasting Notes

Josh Cellars Pinot Noir is an elite wine. The simplicity of its making is bound to the California region alone. The grapes used in the making of Josh Cellars Wines are ripe and tender, harvested late in the season. There is a neutral taste of sweet and bitter that only works when grown in cooler temperatures. Such as Monterey and Mendocino counties and the mountain regions of Santa Cruz. This fruit-forward wine is ideal to have on important occasions. Be it professional or personal, Josh Cellars Pinot Noir gives its tasters something to talk about.

Appearance

With a shiny surface where reflections are almost muted, the wine’s bright white label reads Josh in big and black cursive letters. The dark-maroon cork adds sophistication to the bottle. It should win an award purely based on the bottle design! This thin-skinned wine is of lush and translucent red color and has an unmistakable aroma. The presence of dark red fruits such as ripe berries and cherries merged with plums and figs is what gives it its dense red color.

Aroma

Josh Cellars Pinot Noir is richly aromatic and has a smell that can permeate a room. Fruity but with soft whispers of chocolate, vanilla, and a burst of spices, the wine ends on an earthy note. As soon as the bottle is uncorked, the aroma of fresh strawberries with a hint of spices will waft to your nose. You’re also bound to get the scent of ripe cherries with nutmeg and toasted oak. The olfactory experience of the wine is versatile. Its unique aroma itself makes you want to try the wine.

Taste

“Big fruit flavor but an elegant finish” — that is how Josh Cellars Founder Joseph Carr describes his creation. The gentle flavored cherry and strawberry add an elegant taste to the Josh Cellars Pinot Noir. With toasted oak on the side, the wine gains some taste of light bitterness. Slightly leaning on the sweet side, the acidic taste creates a perfectly palatable drink that encapsulates a solid Friday night dinner party.

Finish

An expressive and bold Josh Cellars Pinot Noir emits a reddish-purple hue when poured in a glass. The medium-bodied drink excels in cleansing your palate with tasty and fruitful strawberries that are mellowed by the acidic nature of the wine. Josh Cellars Pinot Noir is pure with a considerable level of alcohol that adds up to 13.5% content in the drink making it quite intoxicating and delicious.

Rating

The winegrowers of Josh Cellars are efficient in their work of producing wines of various types. I recommend trying Josh Cellars Pinot Noir for a beautiful evening with friends and family, especially if you visit California or happen to reside there. It is one of a kind. Purely Pinot Noir, the wine is symbolic of uniqueness and flavor. Deep with a dry flavor, it is sure to uplift any meal. Personally, I think the experience of Josh Cellars Pinot Noir is more enjoyable because the winemaker (Joseph Carr) promotes Eco-friendly environments to produce all his wines. Win–win!

Josh Cellars Pinot Noir Food Pairing

On a cold breezy winter evening, lay back with a Josh Cellars Pinot Noir and an unopened bar of Lindt chocolate. Or you can devour some freshly made chicken, beef, or turkey from the oven as you pour yourself a glass. This versatile wine also pairs wonderfully with sautéed mushrooms, venison, or a salad bowl filled with pomegranates and shaved Brussel sprouts topped with toasted hazelnuts for a sweet chocolaty aroma. Cozy up with Josh Cellars Pinot Noir and a perfectly cheesy pizza for a lovely Sunday night dinner. Or accompany it with some delicious Prosciutto Mozzarella Crostini, as recommended by the owner, Joseph Carr himself!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Makes Josh Cellars Pinot Noir?

The rise of Josh Cellars Pinot Noir is quite recent compared to other Pinot Noirs. Although Joseph Carr had been involved in wine since 1979 when we worked as a wine steward, it wasn’t until 2007 that he launched his own winery. As a tribute to his father Josh, Joseph named the wine-making business after him. Josh Cellars Pinot Noir quickly racked up sales and emerged as one of the most popular wines in California. Over the years, the Pinot Noir has been garnering a lot of positive responses. It has even been counted among the top 10% of wines in the world.

How Is Josh Cellars Pinot Noir Made?

In the initial days, Joseph Carr focused only on developing the perfect Cabernet Sauvignon. Established as a tribute to his father, Josh Cellars, Joseph Carr’s wines are “rooted in family and gratitude” — which is undeniable if you have tasted this exotic wine. They source their ingredients from California’s superior wine-growing regions and are committed to making the finest wine. They sourced 100% of their grapes from the colder parts of California including Monterey and Mendocino counties. Joseph Carr excels at making Burgundian and Bordeaux style wines and implements the oak barrel aging process. It is this vintner’s dedication to creating a top-quality product that ensures that their wines have depth in character and complexity while remaining approachable.

Where Is Josh Cellars Pinot Noir Made?

Carr’s wineries are widespread across California. The main one is located at the Larson Family Vineyards in Carneros, producing well-balanced pure Pinot Noir wines. Made from naturally grown grapes, Joseph Carr says that he aims to make wines that are “unassuming and approachable.” Recently added to the winery, Pinot Noir contains ingredients like luscious strawberries with oak and cherry with 100% naturally Californian sourced grapes.

How to Serve Josh Cellars Pinot Noir?

For its perfectly red and lightly perfumed essence, Josh Cellars Pinot Noir will taste better when served at 55-56°F. Pinot Noirs tend to last longer when stored in cooler temperatures. Once the bottle’s cork is removed, the drink must be consumed within hours, or chances are the wine will lose its taste as well as its oaky, vanilla smell. Serve the wine in rounded glasses or standard wine glasses to appreciate it completely. The usual 750ml drink poured in a glass serves 4-6 people. Do not decant the wine before serving it. Use it as it is.

How Much Does Josh Cellars Pinot Noir Cost?

The medium-bodied drink is of rarity and boasts the unique essence of Josh Cellars’ winery. The wine’s cost ranges from $7 to $14. Josh Cellars Pinot Noir price may vary according to the place and the online websites from where you buy it.

How Long Does Josh Cellars Pinot Noir Last?

This particular Josh Cellars red wine is meant to be consumed within a five-year period. The ripened grapes lose their aroma and taste if not stored in a cold place. Since the drink contains average amounts of tannins, it may last up to 4-5 days after it is opened. But the effect will slowly die down if proper care is not taken. A Pinot Noir does not belong on the shelf unopened. So open it up and indulge in it as quickly as possible to enjoy its full versatility.

How Many Calories Does Josh Cellars Pinot Noir Have?

Usually, a Pinot Noir is a low-calorie wine. Although there is no accurate information about the Josh Cellars Pinot Noir calories count, it is estimated that the wine has 122 calories with zero percentage of fats and proteins. Besides that, the carbs rate is 1%, making the wine a healthier option to lavishly spend on, once in a while. Josh Cellars Pinot Noir is a fat-free, sodium-free wine — helpful in controlling asthmatic attacks and heart attacks. The Josh Cellars Pinot Noir alcohol content is 13.5%.

Conclusion

Josh Cellar Pinot Noir may be recent but is on its way to conquer the marketplace rather quickly. For those who reside in California and happen to enjoy a nice glass of wine, this wine is a must-try. You do not have to be health-conscious consumers to relish this Pinot Noir. Being a versatile drink with subtle hints of acidic bitterness, it is perfect for wine aficionados. For those of you who do not relish the idea of wine, I dare you to try this new fun mixture of sweet and savory wine on a Friday night with friends and/or family.

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