Wine of the Month




All selections are 750ml unless otherwise noted. While Bristol Farms takes every effort to ensure adequate supply, all offerings are subject to availability

Winery of the Month -
Josh Cellars

September 7 - October 4, 2016

Joseph Carr, after a decade serving as a world-class sommelier followed by another decade as a wine industry executive, set out on his own in 2005 to form his family-owned wine company. It was, as Joseph Carr said, "a chance to follow a dream." Influenced by the wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy, Joseph Carr began making wines under a label bearing his name with a winemaking philosophy emphasizing balance, sophistication, and approachability, but keeping them unassuming and approachable. The other great influence in his life came from his father, Joseph "Josh" Carr. Mr. Carr Sr. was a soldier in the US Army and a volunteer firefighter in his hometown of Berlin, New York. In honor of his dad's service, Josh Cellars raised over $300,000 to help first responders, the troops, and their families. Josh Cellars is a partner with the National Volunteer Fire Council, donating $1 per bottle to support volunteer firefighters organization across the country. A respectful nod to a father and a continued passion for the vine. As the saying goes (sort of), yes, you can have your wine and drink it too.

Legacy Proprietary Red Blend

Reg $16.99 Special $11.99

Aromatic blue fruits and brown spices delight the nose, yielding fresh plum and blackberry fruit. The wine is juicy with the plum and blackberry flavors, layered with smoky roasted almonds and hazelnuts. Finishes with long, elegant tannins and clean acidity. A rich, red wine crafted in honor of Joseph Sr. Pairs well with his favorite meal: a thick, juicy steak and potatoes. 45% Merlot, 45% Zinfandel, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petite Sirah.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Reg $15.99 Special $11.99

The bouquet is rich with dark fruits, cinnamon, clove and toasty oak flavors. The wine is juicy on the palate with blackcurrant and blackberry flavors that are prominent, accented by roasted almonds, vanilla and hazelnuts. It finishes long with fine, firm tannins. The complex flavor of this wine complements just about any well-seasoned meat such as beef, pork, or lamb, followed by an indulgent dessert or espresso. Mendocino, Lake, Napa and Sonoma Counties are where the Cab grapes were culled from. Good pedigree.

Merlot

Reg $15.99 Special $11.99

The bouquet is complex with violets, sweet plums, rosemary, and vanilla bean. On the palate, the wine is velvety and soft in texture, with flavors of juicy plums, blackberries, Bing cherries and a long cocoa powder finish. The fine tannins make a classic pairing with Italian foods, particularly those with a tomato base, complemented with berries for dessert. 91% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, mostly from Sonoma and Mendocino counties.

Chardonnay

Reg $15.99 Special $10.99

Premium cool-climate wine growing regions throughout the state including Mendocino and Monterey counties create aromas of tropical fruits and citrus married with subtle oak notes. The palate is a harmony of fresh yellow and white stone fruits that linger, finishing with a fresh and clean acidity. Shellfish appetizers set the stage for a pasta pairing that's perfect for this elegant wine. Or combine both for an amazing seafood-infused pasta dish.

Pinot Noir

Reg $18.99 Special $14.99

Aromas of cherry, strawberry and toasty oak burst in the glass. Dark cherry and chocolate flavors fill the mouth with a rich intensity that is both plush and subtle. Pair this Pinot with hearty vegetables like Brussels sprouts, with turkey or duck, or with a decadent chocolate and caramel drizzled dessert.