Joseph Carr

Rutherford Red Blend

8.99 ratings
9.11 pro ratings
Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck
Top Notes For
Alton Komori

2012 - $40 retail, purchased at less than half; extraordinary value; luscious, fruit forward bouquet that takes a few minutes and some swirling to open up; medium body, with slightly tannic, medium finish; bought a case, plan to buy more; a diamond in the not so rough; 81% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon; a great varietal marriage.

2012 - $40 retail, purchased at less than half; extraordinary value; luscious, fruit forward bouquet that takes a few minutes and some swirling to open up; medium body, with slightly tannic, medium finish; bought a case, plan to buy more; a diamond in the not so rough; 81% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon; a great varietal marriage.

Apr 11th, 2019
Dan Wesolowski

Very nice blend, smooth. Got it for a great price as well.

Very nice blend, smooth. Got it for a great price as well.

Mar 25th, 2019
John Miller

Spicy black fruit bomb. Smooth and easy drinking, medium tannins, with a long finish.

Spicy black fruit bomb. Smooth and easy drinking, medium tannins, with a long finish.

Mar 17th, 2018
James Jory

Great nose. Nice balance.

Great nose. Nice balance.

May 7th, 2016
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8.9

Mostly merlot (81%, with the rest CS), made from Rutherford fruit by Aaron Pott. Lovely bouquet from the get-go, but the palate really benefits from 90 minutes of air, becoming smoother and more integrated over that time. If I had more, I'd wait another year or so before opening them but there's plenty to like at present for those who'd rather not wait. Solid value at $34 locally.

Mostly merlot (81%, with the rest CS), made from Rutherford fruit by Aaron Pott. Lovely bouquet from the get-go, but the palate really benefits from 90 minutes of air, becoming smoother and more integrated over that time. If I had more, I'd wait another year or so before opening them but there's plenty to like at present for those who'd rather not wait. Solid value at $34 locally.

Jan 6th, 2016
John Berghoff

John had this 2 years ago

John had this 2 years ago

Aug 7th, 2018
Darrick Padilla

Darrick had this a year ago

Darrick had this a year ago

Aug 17th, 2019
Glenda Medina

Glenda had this 3 years ago

Glenda had this 3 years ago

Sep 12th, 2017
Elias Levy

Elias had this 4 years ago

Elias had this 4 years ago

Jan 10th, 2017