Josh Pinot Noir, California, Vintage 2012, 750 Millilitre, $17.99
My father's name was Joseph, as is mine, but his friends called him Josh. Growers, that I call friends, all lend a hand in this winemakers wine, what we jokingly refer to as a vin de garage; a handcrafted wine we made just for ourselves. This Pinot Noir, made in a style reminiscent of Burgundy, offers bright, ripe cherries and deep earthy flavors with spice, subtle oak and delicate texture. A wine that is bold and expressive but unassuming and approachable. It's funny how these characteristics seem to remind me of someone that I knew. It's a wine I made for my family, my friends, and a man I called Dad. www.joshcellars.com. Alc. 13.5% by vol. Blended & bottled by Joseph Carr, Healdsburg, CA.