Posts Tagged ‘J. Lohr’

2012 J. Lohr Estates ‘Falcon’s Perch’ Pinot Noir, Monterey County

For people of a certain age, the aroma of this value-priced Pinot Noir may be reminiscent of Delaware Punch. A surprisingly complex wine from one of California’s venerable Pinot Noir growing regions, it offers up a basketful of berries, a squeeze… Read more


2012 J. Lohr ‘Fog’s Reach’ Pinot Noir, Arroyo Seco

There’s a lot going on in this wine’s aroma spectrum, starting with fleshy black cherry and pomegranate impressions, adding a black tea note, and then turning Burgundy-like with whiffs of tomato and earth. (The Pomerol clone component adds the… Read more


2012 J. Lohr ‘Highlands Bench’ Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands

This is a cool-climate Pinot Noir from one of California’s coolest winegrowing zones, a bit lighter in the mouth than in the nose. It exhibits notes of clove, sweet strawberry, red raspberry and a touch of brown sugar, accented by soft minerality… Read more


2012 J. Lohr ‘Highlands Bench’ Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands

There are examples of red and white winegrape varieties being blended with sublime results. In France’s Rhone Valley, a splash of Viognier often is added to Syrah. In the world of sparkling wine, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are common blending… Read more


2012 J. Lohr ‘October Night’ Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco

Young wines that utilize a good deal of new French oak in their aging regimen — in this case, nearly half of the barrels — often present themselves in “parts.” You can taste the oak… then you can taste some fruit… then you may taste some… Read more


2012 J. Lohr ‘Arroyo Vista’ Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco

Lush and complex, the nose offers up aromas of buttered toast, baking spices, ripe apple, peach and lemon zest. There’s a full, palate-coating viscosity in the mouth, leaving a lingering spiced butter afterflavor, while a good thread of citric… Read more


2009 J. Lohr ‘Cuvee PAU,’ Paso Robles

This Pauillac-style blend — featuring four of the varieties commonly found in those Bordeaux cuvees — is already throwing significant sediment… a sign of longevity for wine lovers possessing great patience. For the rest of us, this Cabernet… Read more


2009 J. Lohr ‘Cuvee St. E,’ Paso Robles

This is J. Lohr’s ode to the Grand Cru wines of St. Emilion. It’s comprised of nearly equal parts Cabernet Franc (44%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (43%), along with a splash of Petit Verdot (13%), and is opaque purple/black in hue. Quite expressive,… Read more


2009 J. Lohr ‘Cuvee POM,’ Paso Robles

Inspired by the Grand Cru wines of Pomerol, this blend of Merlot (59%), Petit Verdot (26%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (15%) is wonderfully balanced and user-friendly — perfect for the holiday table, or at any time of the year accompanied by beef stew… Read more


2010 J. Lohr ‘Hilltop’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Careful monitoring of grapevines — including the decision to cease irrigation for a full two months following a very wet winter — enabled J. Lohr to produce an exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon in a truly challenging vintage for California. Opaque… Read more