Maker: Joseph Carr, Healdsburg, California, USA
Place of Origin: Sonoma County, California, USA
Appearance: Light straw with
Nose: Apricot, pear, mandarin orange, pineapple.
On the palate: Medium dry and mild. Unripe pear, not much else other than a little sweetness and an herbal touch as the wine warms up.
Finish: Sweet, fruity and mild. a little sweetness lingers in the cheeks for a while and then slowly fades.
Parting words: When I saw the Josh Cellars display at a local grocery store, I thought “Well, it looks like it will be pretty dull, but I have to buy some and post notes, right?” Right.
Sauvignon Blanc is a grape I have grown to appreciate after having some really tasty New Zealand ones. I’ve had some good California SBs too, but most of them have been very dull. This one falls into the dull category. There’s nothing wrong with it per se, and it has a very nice nose, but it falls flat on the palate and it has no finish to speak of. It works best well-chilled with poultry or mild seafood.
The price is not good, but if you can find it for closer to $10 it might be worth a try. Otherwise, grab a Joel Gott or one of the cheaper brands from NZ. Josh Sauvignon Blanc is mildly recommend.