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J. Lohr Cabernet Sauvignon Seven Oaks Paso Robles 2016

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Vintage: While preseason and early season rains were short of average, the timing was ideal for vine health and wine quality in 2016. Every phenological marker including budbreak, bloom, and veraison occurred 1 to 2 weeks earlier than normal. Buds pushed around the 17th of March in our Cabernet vineyards near the winery, following heavy rains earlier in the month. Vine canopy growth propelled throughout the spring, bouyed by light rains in April and a pleasant bloom period in early May. Tannin structure was amplified by a warm veraison period beginning the third week of July. Good ripening weather brought the peak Cabernet harvest in early, between October 1st and 15th at brix levels over 25° with great wine color. Vineyards: The predominant fruit for our J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon is grown in our estate vineyards located directly opposite our J. Lohr Paso Robles Wine Center and at two newer sites just north on the J. Lohr Sinclair and J. Lohr Jones Ranches. The Seven Oaks vineyard was originally planted on its own rootstock, utilizing some of the original plantings from indigenous Estrella clones widely planted in Paso Robles. The soils in our vineyards vary from gravelly clay loam to limestone-based soils over a relatively small parcel of land, and various rootstock and clonal combinations have been used to maximize the expression of each individual site. The different soil types and planting combinations add to the palate of Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaker’s Comments: The 2016 J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon is dark and dense to the rim of the glass. Layered aromas of black currant, blueberry and cherry are accentuated by an authentic barrel bouquet of hazelnut, cocoa powder, and dark roasted coffee. High-toned red berry fruit strikes the fore-palate, and follows with brigh acidity and a full structure that is both dense and soft at once. — Steve Peck, red winemaker Food Pairings: Delicious paired with wild mushroom risotto or an herb encrusted rack of lamb with creamy parmesan polenta. MATURATION: 12 months aging in 60-gallon American oak barrels, 22% new PH: 3.64 TOTAL ACIDITY: 0.62 g/100ml ALCOHOL: 14.0% by volume RESIDUAL SUGAR: 0.16 g/100ml

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J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines:
Founded in 1972, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines crafts an array of acclaimed wines from estate vineyards in Monterey County, Paso Robles and Napa Valley. From this world-class palette of fruit, J. Lohr produces three tiers of award-winning wines – J. Lohr Estates, J. Lohr Vineyard Series and J. Lohr Cuvée Series. Selecting Monterey County’s Arroyo Seco appellation for his o... Read more
Founded in 1972, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines crafts an array of acclaimed wines from estate vineyards in Monterey County, Paso Robles and Napa Valley. From this world-class palette of fruit, J. Lohr produces three tiers of award-winning wines – J. Lohr Estates, J. Lohr Vineyard Series and J. Lohr Cuvée Series. Selecting Monterey County’s Arroyo Seco appellation for his original vineyard, Jerry planted his first 280 acres of grapes beginning in 1972. Ideally suited for cool-climate winegrowing, these vineyards have become an acclaimed source for outstanding Chardonnay, Riesling, Valdiguié and Pinot Noir. At the heart of J. Lohr’s renowned red wine program are its 2,000 acres of estate vineyards in Paso Robles. Featuring warm, sunny days, cool nights and diverse soils, these vineyards have proven ideal for cultivating a flavorful array of grapes including voluptuous and complex Bordeaux varietals of Cabernet, Merlot and Cabernet Franc along with Syrah and Zinfandel. Read less

External Reviews for J. Lohr Cabernet Sauvignon Seven Oaks Paso Robles

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/23/2018

Vintage: While preseason and early season rains were short of average, the timing was ideal for vine health and wine quality in 2016. Every phenological marker including budbreak, bloom, and veraison occurred 1 to 2 weeks earlier than normal. Buds pushed around the 17th of March in our Cabernet vineyards near the winery, following heavy rains earlier in the month. Vine canopy growth propelled throughout the spring, bouyed by light rains in April and a pleasant bloom period in early May. Tannin structure was amplified by a warm veraison period beginning the third week of July. Good ripening weather brought the peak Cabernet harvest in early, between October 1st and 15th at brix levels over 25° with great wine color. Vineyards: The predominant fruit for our J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon is grown in our estate vineyards located directly opposite our J. Lohr Paso Robles Wine Center and at two newer sites just north on the J. Lohr Sinclair and J. Lohr Jones Ranches. The Seven Oaks vineyard was originally planted on its own rootstock, utilizing some of the original plantings from indigenous Estrella clones widely planted in Paso Robles. The soils in our vineyards vary from gravelly clay loam to limestone-based soils over a relatively small parcel of land, and various rootstock and clonal combinations have been used to maximize the expression of each individual site. The different soil types and planting combinations add to the palate of Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaker’s Comments: The 2016 J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon is dark and dense to the rim of the glass. Layered aromas of black currant, blueberry and cherry are accentuated by an authentic barrel bouquet of hazelnut, cocoa powder, and dark roasted coffee. High-toned red berry fruit strikes the fore-palate, and follows with brigh acidity and a full structure that is both dense and soft at once. — Steve Peck, red winemaker Food Pairings: Delicious paired with wild mushroom risotto or an herb encrusted rack of lamb with creamy parmesan polenta. MATURATION: 12 months aging in 60-gallon American oak barrels, 22% new PH: 3.64 TOTAL ACIDITY: 0.62 g/100ml ALCOHOL: 14.0% by volume RESIDUAL SUGAR: 0.16 g/100ml



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