Cabernet Sauvignon

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)

2011 J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon

Publication: 
Pasadena Star-News
Author: 
Peter Dills

“J. Lohr is a Rising Star from Paso Robles”
“Paso Robles, Spanish for the ‘Pass of Oaks’ and simply referred to as ‘Paso’ by the locals, is located in San Luis Obispo County, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on California’s stunning Central Coast. Paso Robles has 26,000 acres under vine and is home to over 200 wineries. The most commonly grown grape is the cabernet sauvignon, and the fact that over 40 percent of all juices are ‘cab’ makes sense with the large swing of climate changes of the area.

My favorite, a rising star from the region, is J. Lohr Vineyards. They have been producing wines from this region since 1974. Jerry Lohr started with 280 acres, and now has over 900 acres in Monterey and 2,000 in Paso Robles.

Their 2011 Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon is smooth and easy to drink, or I should say ready to drink for those of you who like to enjoy a glass after work or any time. For me, I would pair this with a hearty meat dish such as spare ribs or even a beef stroganoff. I rather enjoy reds with a meal, never alone — but to each his own.

The quality of the 2011 vintage is apparent in the wine’s density and strong regional expression of black cherry and blackberry fruit, and soft tannins. I first discovered J. Lohr simply by luck; I was in Paso Robles on a weekend getaway and invited to go wine tasting. Some ten years later the secret seems to be out on these great Paso Robles wines, but I am OK with that. Is the 2011 J. Lohr as good as my Jan. 25 review of the Ghost Block Cab? No, but you can get three bottles of J. Lohr for the price of one Ghost Block. Enjoy!” Dills Score: 90

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