Is Josh Wine Good?

josh wine

Probably one of the most accessible and popular wines in the US!

So, if you are going to a party where there will be lots of drinking, and you want to bring an easy drinking bottle of wine that everyone can enjoy, Josh wine might be the choice!

josh wine

Quick Facts About Josh Wine

  • Named Josh in honor of the founder’s dad’s name
  • Founded by Joseph Carr after serving around a decade as a world-class sommelier at a French restaurant, where his love for wine all began.
  • Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa is the first-ever Josh wine released in 2005. The brand only made and sold Cabs for the first couple of years until they began making Chardonnay
  • Now called Josh Cellars after relaunching in 2009
  • Gained prominence after being endorsed by celebrity chef Bobby Flay, then it started becoming a mainstay in Bobby Flay restaurants
  • All Josh wines are California wines but sourced from different parts of CA: Napa Valley, Mendocino, Sonoma, etc.
  • Josh wine has been marketed by Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, a massive conglomerate behind other big-name brands like Yellow Tail, since 2011, then acquired full control of the California wine franchise a year later

How Many Different Varietals of Josh Cellars?

Josh wine collection
Photo by Josh Cellars

The brand offers just under a dozen of different types of wines, and four of those are reserve wines. 

Their reserve wines include Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon, and North Coast Chardonnay.

Josh Cellars Cabernet Tasting Notes

Super fruit-forward, smooth, and overall easy to drink. It’s rich in aroma with taste notes of blackberry, plum, vanilla, cherry, and some oak.

Where To Buy Josh Wine?

You can get it anywhere! We’ve seen it sold almost anywhere, including convenience stores, groceries, and chains like Target, from $7 to $14. 

Surprisingly, the retail price on their website lists a bottle for $16.99.

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