2007 Joseph Carr Merlot "Napa Valley"
Winery: Joseph Carr
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"
Wine Category: Merlot
Grape blend: 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, & 10% Cabernet Franc
Region: Napa Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 3,000
KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: February 17, 2010
Wine Review: When it comes to under $20 Merlot, not many can touch this offering from Joe Carr. This dark ruby colored Merlot opens with a mild black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced, elegant and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty black raspberry with a hint of old oak, black pepper, and black cherry. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins linger nicely. Our group of tasters at the Boston Wine Expo thought that this wine would pair well with beef bourguignon. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Elegant, stylish, with depth and balance, this wine offers a bouquet of ripe plum, cassis, sage and subtle cedar. Its flavors are highlighted by wild berry, ripe cherry and a hint of olive and spice. Structurally sound, yet very approachable.
Organic status: not organic
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