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For being a larger production winery, J. Lohr continually produces lush and delicious wines that continue to define the Paso Robles potential. This new blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec begins with strawberry, violet and baking spice on the nose, while the palate’s creamy mouthfeel carries mocha, cappuccino, caramel and black cherry flavors. There’s just enough tannic firmness to the lush profile.
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A nod to J. Lohr’s 30-plus years of grape-growing in Paso Robles, this inaugural release is a royal purple–hued blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah with small amounts of Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Malbec that offers aromas of cedar, blueberry, and ripe plum. A silky beauty aged 18 months in barrel (20% new), it features dusty tannins that develop into a juicier texture as the wine opens up, leaving behind lip-smacking notes of ripe black fruit and dried violets.
A milestone wine for J. Lohr that harnesses our history with Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah from the region. Classic Cabernet Sauvignon with its savory notes are wrapped in the dark fruit character of Petite Sirah. Pairs well with tomato rice dishes like paella or creamy risotto. Exquisite with prime rib or a dense monkfish.
Blend: 70.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26.5% Petite Sirah, 2% Merlot, 0.5% Petit Verdot, 0.5% Malbec