Back in the fall of 2013, I had the opportunity to share with you a couple of wines from Josh Cellars, the second label by Joseph Carr Wine. Carr created this brand in honor of his father, whose nickname was Josh. As states the Josh Cellars website, “My dad set out to create his own version of the American Dream. Every bottle is a tribute to his dream and the realization of mine.”

2012 Josh Cellars Legacy
2012 Josh Cellars Legacy

Just in time for summer holiday cookouts such as Father’s Day, the Fourth of July, and Labor Day, Josh Cellars has released a new wine, Legacy, a proprietary red blend of Merlot, Zinfandel, Syrah, and Petite Sirah. I was fortunate to receive a sample of this wine from Cone Communications.

2012 Josh Cellars Legacy
2012 Josh Cellars Legacy

The wine is a clear, dark ruby color, with a mélange of red and dark berries on the nose. It has medium acidity and medium tannins, which soften the longer the wine is open. The palate bursts with black cherry and blackberry, and then finishes with plum and red cherry. It is easy to drink as well as easy on the wallet, with an SRP of $14.99.

Specifications:
Vintner: Joseph Carr
Winemaker: Wayne Donaldson
Treatment: Oak aged with new French oak for 10 months
ABV: 13.9%
AVA: California (Central Coast, Lodi, and Sonoma and Napa counties)

Josh Cellars continues to partner with Operation Homefront, which assists military members and their families, as well as the Gary Sinese Foundation, which assists “defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need.” Why not treat the father figures and heroes in your life to Josh Cellars Legacy?

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