Josh Cellars

Merlot

8.6451 ratings
7.98 pro ratings
North Coast, California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Elizabeth Schneider

I don't know if a wine could've more flavorless yet bitter. It's like unsweetened cough syrup. And that's being kind.

I don't know if a wine could've more flavorless yet bitter. It's like unsweetened cough syrup. And that's being kind.

5 people found it helpfulApr 15th, 2015
Bryan Manning

Paired with a long day and frozen bag dinner.

Paired with a long day and frozen bag dinner.

4 people found it helpfulDec 1st, 2015
Roby Lunsford

Smooth easy drinkability with a very light fruity oak body. Nice middle of the week wine.

Smooth easy drinkability with a very light fruity oak body. Nice middle of the week wine.

4 people found it helpfulFeb 27th, 2015
Tracy-Ann

A juicy, mellow and well rounded Merlot! Very sumptous yet unpretentious. A 2012 vintage Bordeaux style blend but reminiscent of a smooth Pinot Noir. Superb!

A juicy, mellow and well rounded Merlot! Very sumptous yet unpretentious. A 2012 vintage Bordeaux style blend but reminiscent of a smooth Pinot Noir. Superb!

2 people found it helpfulSep 18th, 2015
Richard J. Pinskey

Pepé does not like merlot, but she enjoyed this one, a deep berry taste w/ a nice after taste. The Josh is short for Joseph, so maybe Pepè like it because it was name after me;-/ - Pepi approves!!

Pepé does not like merlot, but she enjoyed this one, a deep berry taste w/ a nice after taste. The Josh is short for Joseph, so maybe Pepè like it because it was name after me;-/ - Pepi approves!!

1 person found it helpfulAug 30th, 2015
Dimitri Fedotov, C.S.

Sommelier Osteria 177

8.3

Although it is too fruity for me -- still a delicious wine. Somebody predicted a return of Merlot... Wonder if they were correct)))

Although it is too fruity for me -- still a delicious wine. Somebody predicted a return of Merlot... Wonder if they were correct)))

Mar 28th, 2016
Danielle DeMaison

It is what it is. Very simple, fruit forward. High acid on the finish.

It is what it is. Very simple, fruit forward. High acid on the finish.

Oct 10th, 2015
Jay Kline

Merlot vs Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot wins this one...though, I'm not sure anyone has actually won anything.

Merlot vs Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot wins this one...though, I'm not sure anyone has actually won anything.

Feb 17th, 2015
Matthew Marcino

Eh, josh was decent. I've had better ;-)

Eh, josh was decent. I've had better ;-)

Oct 11th, 2014
Bridget Salopek

2011, 13.9%, great with Boursin, not a stand alone. Hot, and tarte.

2011, 13.9%, great with Boursin, not a stand alone. Hot, and tarte.

Jan 24th, 2014