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J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Member Review by Mark Angelillo:

Beautiful black fruit and a lovely dollop of cream on the nose. Awesome spice, violets, cinnamon, black pepper, licorice, coffee and chocolate. A rich complex and delicious wine!

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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

Member Reviews for J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon

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5.00 5
09/16/2011

Beautiful black fruit and a lovely dollop of cream on the nose. Awesome spice, violets, cinnamon, black pepper, licorice, coffee and chocolate. A rich complex and delicious wine!


Snooth User: BeautifulCalamity
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4.00 5
04/08/2012

2008 Napa Valley.


Snooth User: lazarusck
12388914
5.00 5
01/19/2009

If you like Cabs and Red Zins...Here is the perfect marraige. It's a cab with the fruit that Paso Robles so graciously delivers with it's hot days and full sun. Give me a couple cases and a desert island...and Mr. Wilson.


Snooth User: Davebk59
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4.00 5
02/04/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon

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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

California Grapevine ReviewMedium-dark purplish ruby; attractive, intense, cedary, slightly jammy, blueberry and sweet black cherry fruit aroma with hints of anise, graphite, and vanilla; full body; forward, rich, plush, plummy, juicy, raspberry and black cherry fruit flavors; medium-full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Forward, rich fruit makes this wine very enjoyable to taste now.Wine Tasting NotesVery dark, red-purple in color with youthful hues, the J. Lohr Hilltop Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has complex aromas of black cherries and blackberries with a bouquet of cedar, anise, licorice, tar and vanilla toasted oak. The Hilltop is a plump, luscious mouthful of wine, with supple yet ample texture and balance, reminiscent of Bordeauxs finest Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines with the structure to age for 10 to 15 years. 96.3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.7% Petit Verdot.




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