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This wine is harvested from the 'Wildflower' vineyard in the town of Greenfield in Monterey County. The vines are gro...Read more...
This was my first 2008 vintage. I am not familiar with this variety, and this particular wine I felt really needs some getting used to. Not sure i... Read more
Had this at a wine tasting and it was presented to me compared to a Beaujolais Nouveau from California. I was skeptical to begin with. Very strong ... Read more
J. Lohr Wildflower will always have a special place in my heart. It was the first wine I started drinking and really opened my eyes to the world be... Read more
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This was my first 2008 vintage. I am not familiar with this variety, and this particular wine I felt really needs some getting used to. Not sure if it was intentional, but the bouget was very fragrant with a slight hint of mildew. The color wasfantastic purply inky, unlike the more reddish of the red wine cadre. The taste was strongly boysenberry (as it says on the label) but reminds me of a fenced fallow pasture. Don't know why. Didn't pair well with a roasted chicken and root vegetable dish at all. In fact, I ended up throwing my glass out and opening something else. That doesn't happen often in my house. I am a pretty solid put er up er with offness. Maybe I'll try this variety again by another winery to get a feel for this variety, but its not on my list of favs so far.
Had this at a wine tasting and it was presented to me compared to a Beaujolais Nouveau from California. I was skeptical to begin with. Very strong tastes of cherry and jam in an overall young wine without the fun of being a Nouveau. Almost too sweet. I would definitely spend the money on an actual Beaujolais if that is the flavor your are after.
J. Lohr Wildflower will always have a special place in my heart. It was the first wine I started drinking and really opened my eyes to the world beyond Arbor Mist. (I know, I know.) Generally I find it to be very drinkable. Maybe not the most complex, but a pleasant quaff especially given the price. I've given the 2008 vintage several chances though and it's just not doing it for me. Certainly not the most horrible wine I've ever had, but something just didn't go well with that year. The 2007 was spectacularly tasty, so I'll just hold out hope that the 09 can turn things back around. I would be sad to have to write off my longtime wine friend! Drink it nice and cold, or cook with it. No need to pour it down the drain. It's not THAT bad!
I picked up a bottle when I bought some of Lohr's Seven Oaks Cabernet and I could not have been more disappointed! Ended up pouring the whole bottle down the sink, the worst bottle of wine I had in a long time.
This wine is harvested from the 'Wildflower' vineyard in the town of Greenfield in Monterey County. The vines are grown primarily in Chualar loam soils, but about one third are rooted in Arroyo Secco gravely, sandy loam. Both soils are underlain by stones deposited from the Arroyo Secco. The wine itself is brilliant magenta in colour, and has an intense varietal aroma of raspberry, boysenberry and strawberry with hints of white pepper. The brambly fruit aromas carry through on the palate and are balanced by the moderate acidity and touch of residual sugar.
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