Josh Cellars Sauvignon Blanc

Review by Eric Tansey, CSW,Sommeleier                                                                                                                  Josh Cellars Sauvignon Blanc has tropical aromas of banana and mango, with touches of fresh peach and orange clay.

On the front of the palate, the Josh Cellars Sauvignon Blanc starts with lemon and herbs with hints of banana and mango. Mouth watering acidity and new world softness that brings hints of subtle buttery-ness but without the vanilla from oak, since the wine is un-oaked. The finish is lengthy with abundant tropical flavors.

Much different from the typical New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc that most are used to, making it a great wine for a blind tasting night. Definitely it’s own thing and definitely worth a try, I think you will find that it is very unique and something that you will add to your growing collection of favorites.

Tansey’s Blind Rating – 90 Points 

Los Angelas International Wine Competition – 92 Points

Ultimate Wine Challenge – 88 Points

The Break Down

Dryness level

Selection – Josh Cellars

Producer –  Joseph Carr

Style – Dry White Wine

Region – North Coast California 

Vintage – 2014

Varietal – 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Oak – 100% stainless steel 

Alcohol – 13.5%

Food Pairings – Shrimp, crab, salad with feta, chicken, Cucumber Sandwich

Producer’s Notes

Bright aromas of lime and citrus are the core of this wine with layers of white flower nectar, peach and tropical melon. The palate of the wine is fresh and alive with clean fruit flavors and a perfectly balanced, crisp finish.