Cabernet Sauvignon

2011 J. Lohr Vineyard Series Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon

Publication: 
Restaurant Wine
Author: 
Ronn Wiegand
Score: 
Four Out of Five Stars

"Impressive Cabernet at the price. It is fleshy and medium rich; a full bodied, balanced Cabernet with a medium long finish, tasting of cassis, plum, toast, cherry, and cedar. Mildly tannic; warrants modest aging. 5% Petit Verdot, 4% Malbec, 1% Syrah. Aged 18 months in French oak barrels, 60% new. 17,500 cases. 14.9%"
Excellent quality for its type and style. Among the very best of its type for its price. Highly Recommended.

2012 J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon

Publication: 
California Grapevine
Author: 
Nick Ponomareff
Score: 
88 Points

“Medium-dark ruby; attractive, fragrant, moderately intense, cassis and blackberry fruit aroma; medium-full to full body; fairly rich, textured, dark currant and black fruit flavors with some depth and richness; medium-full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Easy to enjoy now and over the near term. Good value and good availability.”
Highly Recommended

2011 J. Lohr Vineyard Series Carol's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Score: 
91 Points
Competition: 
2014 Los Angeles International Wine Competition

Gold

2011 J. Lohr Vineyard Series Carol's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Score: 
93 Points
Competition: 
2014 Ultimate Wine Challenge

Finalist
Excellent
Highly Recommended

2011 J. Lohr Vineyard Series Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon

Score: 
95 Points
Competition: 
2014 Ultimate Wine Challenge

Finalist
Extraordinary
Ultimate Recommendation

2011 J. Lohr Vineyard Series Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon

Publication: 
Wine Review Online
Author: 
Michael Franz
Score: 
94 Points

“This is a lot of Cabernet for $35. The wine shows deep pigmentation and excellent density, with expressive aromas and flavors that speak of fruit above all, and yet it isn't overtly sweet or obvious in its fruitiness. The oak is notable but not overly assertive, providing good definition and grip to the dark berry flavors. Very strong material, effectively wrought. A platinum award winner at the Critics Challenge International Wine Competition.”

2010 J. Lohr Vineyard Series Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon

Publication: 
The Colorado Springs Gazette
Author: 
Rich Mauro

“Finding Value in California Cabs”
“Sweet Spot of Quality/Value”
“These wines are definitely a step up – in price and quality. Yes, we’re now at more than $30 and even $40 a bottle. But if you’re willing to spend your money, these wines will deliver your money’s worth.”
2010 J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon
“Opens noticeably gravelly and moderately plummy. It’s soft and smooth with succulent fruit and a round finish. Made in an appealing, easy-drinking style.”

2011 J. Lohr Vineyard Series Carol's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Publication: 
Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
Author: 
Stephen Tanzer
Score: 
87 Points

“Full red-ruby. Aromas of plum, black cherry and menthol, along with strong chocolatey oak. Supple and on the simple side, showing moderate intensity and depth to its black cherry, menthol and chocolate flavors. Finishes slightly tart and green, with dusty tannins.”
Very Good to Excellent

2011 J. Lohr Vineyard Series Carol's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Score: 
Gold
Competition: 
2014 Pacific Rim Wine Competition (National Orange Show Fair)
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