Lohr J. Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Carol's Vineyard Reserve 2003

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2003 J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has dark red color with excellent depth. The aroma is dominated by cherry and currant fruit with hints of vanilla and spice coming from the well-seasoned oak. On the palate, the fruit is again dominant from the front to rear palate. The tannins are soft, but complement the full palate and add substance to the finish and length of the wine. The high ratio of Petit Verdot fruit enhances the wine’s breadth but also ensures that it ages well for the next 15 years. In its youth, I would recommend a braised meat dish to complement the wine’s sweet fruit character, or serve it equally well with your favorite steak.

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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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Member Reviews for Lohr J. Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Carol's Vineyard Reserve

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Snooth User: gtcoop
10214370
4.50 5
12/31/2008

loved this wine...smoky, spice, deep


Snooth User: keithladc
4980164
0.00 5
06/08/2010

I really like this. Loaded with cherry, backed with spice and vanilla . what sets it high is , great balance , and remarkably soft tannin for the age. Compared to my last bottle of Napa Cab(2005 Heitz) , I prefer this.



The 2003 J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has dark red color with excellent depth. The aroma is dominated by cherry and currant fruit with hints of vanilla and spice coming from the well-seasoned oak. On the palate, the fruit is again dominant from the front to rear palate. The tannins are soft, but complement the full palate and add substance to the finish and length of the wine. The high ratio of Petit Verdot fruit enhances the wine’s breadth but also ensures that it ages well for the next 15 years. In its youth, I would recommend a braised meat dish to complement the wine’s sweet fruit character, or serve it equally well with your favorite steak.

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