J Lohr Highland's Bench Pinot Noir 2010
This intensely colored, fuschia-red Pinot Noir presents the jammy, wild strawberry dimensions of SLH terroir in its aroma. The bouquet is a fine layer of espresso coffee and sandalwood. Richly textured and supple, this inaugural vintage of Highlands Bench Pinot Noir leaves ripe fruit and a touch of sage on the finish. —Steve Peck, winemaker
RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.
Editorial Reviews for J Lohr Highland's Bench Pinot Noir
This is decidedly oaky on the nose, full of gingery spice with classic pineapple and lime aromas. A touch sweet and soft on entry, this is creamy with acids that perk up on the back end helping to define the pineapple fruit a touch more clearly. The wood spice is obvious but balanced by the fruit on the palate. You gotta love oak if you’re going to try this wine. 84pts
I brought this wine to a friends dinner party. He made Seafood Newburg for the main course. We found that this Chardonnay paired very well with the richness of the dish.
Great value. Floral notes, long smooth oaky finish. A complex wine for a great price.
Over whelming flavor of a sweet spicy pear. Strong butter taste.
External Reviews for J Lohr Highland's Bench Pinot Noir
This elegant Chardonnay has an attractive pale strawyellow color. The aromas are of pear, apple and stone fruits, combined with a perfumed roasted hazelnut and butterscotch bouquet from the barrel fermentation and sur lie aging. The flavors are very soft with ripe pear, tangelo citrus and vanilla toastiness, producing layers of complexity with a silky balance of fresh fruit acidity and palate-weight. -Jeff Meier, winemaker ** SOLD OUT **
With strawberry jam, espresso coffee and sandalwood, this richly textured and supple Pinot Noir leaves ripe fruit and a touch of sage on the finish.
This wine has a garnet color, and is adorned with aromas of red fruit, lilac, rose petal, vanilla and notes of sage and thyme. Tar, beeswax and oak frame the complex varietal character unique to Pinot Noir. Soft tannins.
Mittelschweres Strohgelb mit Goldreflexen. Delikate Aromen von Limetten, Nektarinen, Pfirsich unterlegt von dezenten Röstaromen, Caramel, Butter und Vanille. Im Gaumen kräftig mit viel Schmelz und gut im Hintergrund eingebundenen Holzaromen. Sehr langer, erfrischender und warmer Abgang.
Food Pairings for J Lohr Highland's Bench Pinot Noir
Dietary Information: All-Natural
Notes: 228-liter Burgundy barrels, 55% new
|Total Acidity: .61 grams per liter|
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