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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


2011 J. Lohr ‘Highlands Bench’ Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands

Two vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands area of Monterey contributed the grapes to this mouth-filling wine, which is medium straw in color. Aromas of lush pineapple and guava lead to lingering flavors of butter, smoke and fleshy fruit. Try it… Read more


2011 J. Lohr ‘Tower Road’ Petite Sirah, Paso Robles

Made from grapes grown in vineyards surrounding Tower Road in the Estrella and San Miguel districts of Paso Robles. Glass-staining opaque purple/black hue. Deep scents of dark berry pie are accented by a note of cocoa powder. Soft and expansive in… Read more


2011 J. Lohr ‘Riverstone’ Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco, Monterey County

Clear medium straw color. The rich nose shows a mélange of tropical, stone and citrus fruit mixed with scents of toast and clove. In the mouth, this wine is full, creamy and buttery, following through to the moderately long finish. For three… Read more


2011 J. Lohr ‘Falcon’s Perch’ Pinot Noir, Monterey County

Translucent light ruby in hue, with orange glints on the rim, this is a wine that evolves in the glass. Its nose is somewhat restrained, with black cherry and earth notes. With swirling, it gradually reveals woodspice notes that moderate the light,… Read more


2012 J. Lohr ‘Bay Mist’ White Riesling, Monterey County

A pale straw color, with light effervescence. The engaging nose delivers sweet grilled pineapple, stone fruit, pear, and a smidgen of banana. The lightly sweet residual sugar in the mouth is complemented by ample acidity and a prickly sparkle. The… Read more


2011 J. Lohr ‘South Ridge’ Syrah, Paso Robles

Opaque dark purple color. The varietal nose features black pepper, vanilla, wisps of smoke, and ample black and blue fruits. Smooth in the mouth, with light, fine-grained tannins; the blueberry fruit and vanilla become more prominent. This is… Read more