J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

(408) 918-2160 1000 Lenzen Ave
San Jose, CA 95126
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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.

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • J. Lohr Estates Los Osos Merlot 2009


    Chocolate, herb and carob come together on the nose with lightly beefy base notes and plenty of spicy top notes. Soft and a bit plump in the mouth, this is slightly creamy with bright red cherry fruit saturating the palate. Theres a nice layer of wood spice floating under the fruit, with a vanilla cream accent popping on the back end. The back e... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • J. Lohr Estates Los Osos Merlot 2009


    A very sweet and fruitful merlot. Reminds me of some pinot noirs. Read More

    Wine review by Michael C Butler

  • Chardonnay Riverstone 2010


    No written review

    Wine review by sa scully

  • Ariel Chardonnay 2009


    Tropical fruit, apple, and some oak: happy to have something that tastes fresh. Read More

    Wine review by Calamus

  • J Lohr Valdigue Wildflower Gamay Usa 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by kimberlyaurora

  • J Lohr Valdigue Wildflower Gamay Usa 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by kimberlyaurora

  • J Lohr Valdigue Wildflower Gamay Usa 2009


    Great budget wine. Strong and dry with deep berry notes. Read More

    Wine review by calywa

  • It’s not easy to find great Riesling under $12. It is a very particular challenge since producers can always rely on their favorite crutch, sugar, when producing Rieslings. After working through over a case of value priced Rieslings, I was becoming a bit discouraged. Then, I hit on a series of wines from Washington State that made me take notice... Read More

    From the article A Complete List of Value Riesling, Tasted 7/2012

  • J. Lohr Wildflower 2010


    Needed to breathe. Black fruit on the nose. Tasted of black cherries with a hint of vanilla and had surprisingly low alcohol. Wasn't as good as previous bottles I have had from J Lohr. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Tinch

  • During the Rose virtual tasting, some folks started talking about the various ways to make rose.  (Bleed off wine early from red maceration, shorten contact between skins and wine, mix red and white, which is banned some places).  But someone said that all grapes have white flesh.  Almost perfectly true, but there is a very small group of grapes... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Red Grapes, with red flesh.

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