Josh Cellars Reserve was founded by Joe Carr, a onetime sommelier, negociant, and vintner. We call these wines “reserve” because they are truly premium wines from elevated appellations with longer oak maturation than Josh Cellars and are the pinnacle of the Josh Cellars range. Currently available nationally is the Josh Cellars North Coast Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon.
Josh Cellars Reserve offers balanced, delicious wines that are true to the varietal and the appellation where the grapes are grown. The style is fruit-forward complemented by secondary flavors of earth, spice, and vanilla and undergirded by structured tannins.
Josh Cellars Reserve’s grapes come from superlative vineyards throughout elevated appellations in California. North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the North Coast AVA and includes grapes from the prestigious counties of Napa, Sonoma, Lake, and Mendocino.
Our winemaker is Wayne Donaldson, who spent over a decade making Champagne at one of the world’s largest and most prestigious champagne houses, where blending distinct lots is essential to making great wine. This experience makes him uniquely qualified to find and blend wines of great character and complexity.