Joseph Carr

Napa County Cabernet Sauvignon

8.8680 ratings
8.622 pro ratings
Napa County, North Coast, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Soft or tired, or needing more cellar time, depends on your perspective. Reduced Blueberry-Pomegranate, mocha jam, if that's a thing...only light barrel notes are at the tail of the finish.

Soft or tired, or needing more cellar time, depends on your perspective. Reduced Blueberry-Pomegranate, mocha jam, if that's a thing...only light barrel notes are at the tail of the finish.

Nov 25th, 2017
Ed Matthews

Despite the big oaky nose and softer than expected feel, this wine expresses typical fruit of dark berries and pomegranates. Although I would like some more depth and some more structure, this wine is a relative excellent buy from Napa.

Despite the big oaky nose and softer than expected feel, this wine expresses typical fruit of dark berries and pomegranates. Although I would like some more depth and some more structure, this wine is a relative excellent buy from Napa.

6 people found it helpfulFeb 6th, 2014
Jim Morgan

Liked it.

Liked it.

3 people found it helpfulNov 20th, 2015
Joe Cox

Production Assistant, Wine Writer

8.3

Waiting for it to open up a bit. Right off, super quiet and underspoken for a “big cab”. Much oak and grape jelly in the beginning.

Waiting for it to open up a bit. Right off, super quiet and underspoken for a “big cab”. Much oak and grape jelly in the beginning.

1 person found it helpfulJan 17th, 2018
Riccardo L.

First sip nope. Second sip was stellar. Wonder why that happens. Lol

First sip nope. Second sip was stellar. Wonder why that happens. Lol

1 person found it helpfulMay 14th, 2017
Lucia Letrari

grande Cabernet Sauvignon California 😉

grande Cabernet Sauvignon California 😉

1 person found it helpfulFeb 8th, 2015
Mark Pagliaro

Winemaker Stone & Key Cellars

8.8

Nice cab shared with my colleagues from Unisys tonight!

Nice cab shared with my colleagues from Unisys tonight!

Mar 22nd, 2017
Sheri Pattillo

Consulting Sommelier Texas Hill Country

8.8

2012 vintage. 96% CS and 4% Metlot. Classic bell pepper and black fruit, mocha and chocolate covered espresso beans. Silky tannins.

2012 vintage. 96% CS and 4% Metlot. Classic bell pepper and black fruit, mocha and chocolate covered espresso beans. Silky tannins.

Jul 23rd, 2015
Aaron Means

Lipstick,......

Lipstick,......

Feb 22nd, 2015
Jerry Hindes CS, CSW

Pretty standard straight forward. Big dark fruit and oak.

Pretty standard straight forward. Big dark fruit and oak.

Dec 17th, 2014