Welcome! This is our Josh Cabernet Sauvignon review.
Out of the hundreds of wines we have tried and reviewed, this Cabernet Sauvignon was so good that deserved a proper review.
Are you after a well-balanced, complex, and full-body Cabernet Sauvignon with black fruit and toasted hazelnut flavors?
And what if I tell you that it pairs well with a vast variety of dishes and it’s affordable too?
Well, this is the wine you have been looking for! We liked it a lot!
Find below our Josh Cabernet Sauvignon review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity, and where you can buy it.
Our Josh Cabernet Sauvignon Review
Josh Cabernet Sauvignon review: What's its color?
Josh Cabernet Sauvignon wine has a deep ruby color with slow falling fat legs.
If you want to know more on how to taste wine and the lingo that goes with it, check out this article: How To Taste Wine Like a Pro in 4 Steps.
Josh Cabernet Sauvignon review: What are the flavors?
Josh Cabernet Sauvignon is entirely from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.
On the nose black cherry and black are the most prominent with hints of cinnamon, and oak.
On the palate black cherry, blackberry, toasted hazelnut with hints of vanilla and toasted oak.
It’s a well balanced full body wine, with soft tannins and a long finish.
Is Josh Cabernet Sauvignon wine sweet?
No, it’s not sweet. Josh Cabernet Sauvignon wine is a dry wine.
Dry wine contains less than 15 g/L.
Learn more about wine sweetness level here.
Josh Cabernet Sauvignon review: Which food pairs well with it?
Josh Cabernet Sauvignon is a bold wine with intense flavors, as such, we recommend to pair with equally strong flavor dishes.
Classic appetizers are pasta with veal ragu, grilled vegetables, onion and mushroom to name some.
Meat wise you have a wide selection here from veal, beef, stew, lamb, and poultry for example.
If you are a cheese lover our recommendations for you are Pecorino (hard cheese) and Gorgonzola (blue cheese).
Josh Cabernet Sauvignon review: What's its alcohol content?
Josh Cabernet Sauvignon wine’s alcohol content is 13.5%.
In case you wonder about alcohol content or more precisely Alcohol By Volume, i.e. ABV, measure the alcoholic strength of a drink.
There is a direct relationship between the sugar left in the wine after the alcoholic fermentation has taken place, i.e. Residual Sugar or RS, and ABV.
During alcoholic fermentation, the yeast transforms the sugar in the grape juice into alcohol.
Grapes with high residual sugar will therefore produce dry wine with a high ABV.
How many calories are in a glass of Josh Cabernet Sauvignon wine?
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture  a 5-ounce glass will contain about 120 to 130 calories.
Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram. So a wine with high ABV will have a higher calories per glass than a wine with low ABV.
Furthermore, sugar contributes to the calorie count.
A dry wine will usually have 4 calories per grams vs a sweet wine that will have around 20 calories per grams of carbs, which include sugar.
What is Josh brand?
Here is an extract from the Josh website itself:
“”Making well-balanced wine takes hard work, but my dad wouldn’t have had it any other way.”
Founder, Josh Cellars“
This is a well balanced and well made Cabernet Sauvignon that for around ~$15 offers a good value for your money.
Black fruit, toasted hazelnut flavors with hints of vanilla and toasted oak will complement many dishes from veggie, pasta, a large variety of red meats, and our beloved cheeses.
Try it with veal ragu, roasted vegetables, beef or Pecorino cheese and it’ll be a delight. At least it was for me!
If you have never tried it, I’m not entirely sure what are you still waiting for?
Once you had it, we’d love to know your opinion, so reach out and let’s know what you think! Enjoy!
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