J. Lohr Fog's Reach Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009

Member Review by VegasOenophile:

Dense ruby leading to garnet in the glass. Big toast and smokiness on the nose with hints of cocoa, vanilla and some light funk. Once that gives way, there is lush, dense strawberry, raspberry and cherry fruit. Very light suggestions of sage and white pepper. On the palate, it has a spicy entry. Oregano and thyme, followed by denser crushed blue and blackberry fruits. Hints of cola, cocoa dust and bramble are there as well. Some hints of cedar. It's a powerful and concentrated flavor profile, so definitely a pinot built for food pairing. Nice acid and tannin structure and a spicy, cedary quality remains through the finish with a zesty aftertaste. Big and bold style. Solid pinot and in a different than usual style. 88 pts. 10/31/12

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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

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
3.50 5
10/31/2012

Dense ruby leading to garnet in the glass. Big toast and smokiness on the nose with hints of cocoa, vanilla and some light funk. Once that gives way, there is lush, dense strawberry, raspberry and cherry fruit. Very light suggestions of sage and white pepper. On the palate, it has a spicy entry. Oregano and thyme, followed by denser crushed blue and blackberry fruits. Hints of cola, cocoa dust and bramble are there as well. Some hints of cedar. It's a powerful and concentrated flavor profile, so definitely a pinot built for food pairing. Nice acid and tannin structure and a spicy, cedary quality remains through the finish with a zesty aftertaste. Big and bold style. Solid pinot and in a different than usual style. 88 pts. 10/31/12


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.00 5
12/12/2011

big for a Pinot, loaded with berry fruit, oak, and woodsy earth


Snooth User: BeautifulCalamity
7729671,563
3.00 5
04/08/2012

2010 varietal, dark with raspberry flavors.



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