J Lohr7 Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Paso Robles, CA

J. Lohr 2010Tasting:           Date: August 07, 2013

Varietal:          Cabernet Sauvignon

Country:          California / Paso Robles

Tasting Date Price:  $ 12.99

Rating:  N/A

Alcohol Content:  13.5%

Vineyard Website: http://www.jlohr.com/

A polished Cab from a winery that knows how to produce super-drinkable Cabs at affordable prices.  Stylishly dry, w/ oak-infused blackberry jam, currant & mocha flavors.  Shows a deliciousness factor that makes the price a real bargain.

Vineyards:  The predominant fruit for our J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon comes from estate vineyards located directly opposite our J. Lohr Paso Robles Wine Center. The Seven Oaks vineyard was originally planted on its own rootstock, utilizing some of the original plantings from indigenous Estrella clones. The soils in our Paso Robles vineyards vary from gravelly clay loam to limestone-based soils over a relatively small parcel of land, and various rootstock and clonal combinations have been used to maximize the expression of each individual site. The different soil types and planting combinations add to the palate of the Seven Oaks Cabernet.

TECHNICAL DATA

Origin: Paso Robles AVA, San Luis Obispo County, CA

Composition Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 8% Petite Sirah, 6% Petit Verdot, 3% Syrah

Vinification: Fermentation: Fermented in stainless steel tanks with peak temperatures reaching 92°F; Malolactic: Stainless steel tanks and barrels, using Viniflora Oenos; Maturation: 12 months aging in traditional oak barrels.

Winemakers comments:  The Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon is red-purple in color with a bright hue at release. Ripe fruit aromas of black plum, blueberry and cherry mix with a bouquet of toasted pastry, anise, and vanilla from a year of barrel aging. Mature and round on the palate, the cool 2011 vintage has a high toned fruit signature and soft finish.

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