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2015 J Lohr Cabernet SauvignonBlend from United States

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Delicious with rosemary-seasoned ribeye, served with garlic roasted potatoes with parsnips and fennel. We witnessed a rare fourth consecutive year of low rainfall in the Paso R...

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Delicious with rosemary-seasoned ribeye, served with garlic roasted potatoes with parsnips and fennel. We witnessed a rare fourth consecutive year of low rainfall in the Paso Robles growing region and throughout California in 2015. Budbreak was early, as is typical in dry years, with vines coming out of dormancy in mid-March. Good growing conditions in April were followed by an unusually cold period in early May that disrupted bloom. As a result, the Cabernet Sauvignon crop was roughly half of normal due to shatter, with each cluster bearing just half the typical number of berries. The small crop ripened readily as fall approached, with this early harvest beginning in earnest on September 15th. Young wines showed explosive fruit and concentration immediately and our enthusiasm for the vintage continued as we assembled the blends prior to barrel aging. We appreciate the integration of ripe flavor and mature texture that is the result of the traditional Bordeaux wine growing techniques used at J. Lohr. "The 2015 J. Lohr Hilltop is a great example of the J. Lohr house style of “dense but soft” Cabernet Sauvignon. Effusive blackberry and currant aromas are integrated with a bouquet of toasted hazelnut and cocoa powder from 18 months of French oak barrel age. Bright fruit on the mid-palate finishes clean and invigorates the appetite for an array of rich menu items." - Steve Peck, red winemaker

Product Detail

Item # 103813
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region California
Ratings
Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV 14.6%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, pepper, earth, green, plum, mocha, lead, cedar, molasses and dark fruit
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, spice, earth, mocha, leather, vanilla and tobacco