Posts Tagged Paso Robles

2011 Saxum “Broken Stones,” Paso Robles

A blend of 78% Syrah, 18% Mourvedre, and 4% Petite Sirah. Alcohol 15.6%. Inky purple/black in the glass. It sports an effusive nose, full of concentrated, syrupy blackberry and boysenberry fruit, soapy lavender, polished leather, pectin, and... Read more

2012 Vina Robles ‘Estate’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

High-toned dill, tobacco leaf, black cherry, currant, white pepper, some minerality and earthy milk chocolate comprise the aroma and flavor spectrum of this wine. The cuvee includes healthy dollops of Petit Verdot (12%) and a variety rarely seen in... Read more

2012 Vina Robles ‘Red4,’ Paso Robles

This GSM comes with a P.S. Translation: This is a Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre blend that also includes Petite Sirah. More accurately, this is a Petite Sirah (50%) that includes smaller portions of Grenache (20%), Syrah (20%) and Mourvedre (10%).... Read more

2010 J. Lohr Cuvée Pom, Paso Robles

The color is a glass-staining purple/black. The aromas jump from the glass – gobs of jammy blackberry and boysenberry fruit, notes of blueberry, cassis, and a whiff of saddle leather and caramel. In the mouth, the jammy black fruits keep pumping,... Read more

2010 J. Lohr Cuvée Pau, Paso Robles

This Cabernet Sauvignon-based Bordeaux style red is dense and packed, with an opaque dark purple color that shows aromas of polished shoe leather, cedar, menthol, black plum, black raspberry, coffee, and mocha. Quite enjoyable now, medium-grained,... Read more

2011 J. Lohr ‘Hilltop’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

Opaque crimson hue. The winemaker’s touch is obvious in the nose – coffee, toasted nuts, cocoa powder, and a whiplash of leather. Behind this curtain, there is moderate dark fruits. This vintage of the Hilltop selection is thinner than most... 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