Josh Cellars

Reserve North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon

9.056 ratings
8.92 pro ratings
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
Sean Lowry

2015v. Dark violet. On the nose: blackberry, black cherries, rose, and black currants. On the palette, there's plenty of ripe dry black fruit, and brown sugar, vanilla, walnuts, and smoky cedar. Tannins are pretty soft for a young wine. Acidity at about a medium. Overall, a crowd pleasing wine with a lot of different flavor notes- but nothing distinctly cab jumps out. 14% ABV.

2015v. Dark violet. On the nose: blackberry, black cherries, rose, and black currants. On the palette, there's plenty of ripe dry black fruit, and brown sugar, vanilla, walnuts, and smoky cedar. Tannins are pretty soft for a young wine. Acidity at about a medium. Overall, a crowd pleasing wine with a lot of different flavor notes- but nothing distinctly cab jumps out. 14% ABV.

1 person found it helpfulJan 1st, 2019
Amy Hill

Medium bodied. Fruit forward. Soft tannins.

Medium bodied. Fruit forward. Soft tannins.

1 person found it helpfulJun 28th, 2018
Tim Logsdon

Dark and delicious. I liked the dry woody finish while eating a spicy pasta dish.

Dark and delicious. I liked the dry woody finish while eating a spicy pasta dish.

1 person found it helpfulJan 13th, 2018
Arvind Sharma

Really enjoyed the wine. Very dark red with a clean finish.

Really enjoyed the wine. Very dark red with a clean finish.

Apr 9th, 2020
stephen skrocki

Did not detect much of a difference from the standard Josh Cabernet other than the upcharge in price. Still a very drinkable wine.

Did not detect much of a difference from the standard Josh Cabernet other than the upcharge in price. Still a very drinkable wine.

Jan 3rd, 2020
Prena Mirchandani

Awesome

Awesome

Dec 8th, 2019
Ray Vanderhoff

Big time cherry and cassis fruit. Tobacco and vanilla on the finish. Fruit is so pronounced that wine could be thought of as sweet. (But it’s not)

Big time cherry and cassis fruit. Tobacco and vanilla on the finish. Fruit is so pronounced that wine could be thought of as sweet. (But it’s not)

Jul 27th, 2019
Laurene Feriozzi

Enjoyable smooth and nice finish will definitely purchase again

Enjoyable smooth and nice finish will definitely purchase again

Dec 31st, 2018
David Hulsey

Was disappointed. The regular Josh Cab is better. There is a bitterness on the finish that is a bit off putting.

Was disappointed. The regular Josh Cab is better. There is a bitterness on the finish that is a bit off putting.

Nov 20th, 2018
Brennan Roy

Pleasant and sophisticated, almost too tame. Lightly tannic and fruit forward with a perfectly balanced finish; not too dry, not too sweet. Would have rated even higher if it had just a tad more complexity.

Pleasant and sophisticated, almost too tame. Lightly tannic and fruit forward with a perfectly balanced finish; not too dry, not too sweet. Would have rated even higher if it had just a tad more complexity.

Oct 9th, 2018