J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

2011 J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

HONORING A LEGACY
Four years ago, J. Lohr began the Touching Lives program in memory of Carol Waldorf Lohr, late wife of founder Jerry Lohr. In 2008, Carol, who was the muse for Jerry’s Napa Valley vineyard, passed away unexpectedly due to complications related to breast cancer. Since, the Lohr family has been working to curtail the impact of breast cancer in the lives of other families.

TOUCHING LIVES, ONE TOAST AT A TIME 
In 2009, we set out to provide 500 mammograms for women in need by donating $2 from every bottle sold of our J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. With more than 2,500 mammograms funded to date, we have long surpassed our initial goal and need you to help us surpass the 3,000 mark by enjoying our wines, knowing that every bottle you and your loved ones purchase helps make a difference for those touched by cancer.  As we partner again with NBCF for the fourth year in a row, we will continue to expand our efforts to raise money in support of early detection, which has been proven to save lives.

WE'RE ENCOURAGING WOMEN TO TAKE CHARGE
Women often go above and beyond in caring for the health and safety of loved ones, but in the process, don’t take care of their own needs. With 2013 marking the campaign’s 5th year, J. Lohr is inspiring women to take the reins on their health by getting active, by finding ways to lower stress and by doing the things they love. An important part in the fight against breast cancer is the empowerment of women to be their own advocates for health and wellness, improving chances of early detection and ultimately, survival.

For more on NBCF’s Early Detection Plan, please visit www.nationalbreastcancer.org/about-breastcancer/Early-Detection-Plan.aspx
 


VINTAGE

Following a wet winter and delayed budbreak, the 2011 vintage was beset with rain in early June, bringing seasonal rainfall to more than 30% above normal and rendering a sparse fruit set at Carol’s Vineyard. Temperatures remained cool throughout the summer season, bringing a later-than-normal ripening tempo. Rain came again on the 4th day of October just following our first pick of Petit Verdot, and ripening stalled for nearly a week before a most welcome 2-week period of Indian summer brought Cabernet to harvest maturity. Some vintages are said to be made in the vineyard and some in the winery. 2011 certainly tested the craft of the winemaker and the patience of the grower. We are certainly pleased with the rich body, texture and fruit expression in this beautiful wine from a difficult vintage.


VINEYARD
Carol’s Vineyard lies in northern St. Helena, comprised of 16.4 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon (Clone 337 on 3309 rootstock) and 4.3 acres of Petit Verdot (Clone 400 on 3309 rootstock). The well-drained, gravelly, sandy loam soil and Bordeaux-like climate of the Napa Valley is ideally suited to produce luxury-quality Cabernet fruit.


TECHNICAL DATA

Appellation: St. Helena, Napa Valley
Composition: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Petit Verdot
Harvest Dates: October 3rd and 22nd, 2011
Process: Hand-picked into half-ton bins and berry-sorted on Vaucher Beguet Mistral system
Harvest Chemistries: 25.9° Brix, total acidity 0.66g/100ml, pH 3.54
Vinification: Yeast: Maurivin 796
Fermentation: 6 ton open-top tanks using delestage and punchdowns
Temperature: Peak to 95°F cap temperature
Maceration: Early inoculation followed by 9 days fermentation on skins
Malolactic: 100% malolactic in barrels
Maturation: 18 months in French oak
barrels - 60% new
Barrel Type: 60 gallon Bordeaux export
Forests: Center of France, Allier
Coopers: Saury, Demptos
Post-Maturation: Aged 9 months prior to release
Bottling Numbers: pH: 3.58
Total Acidity: 0.65g/l00ml
Alcohol: 14.24% by volume
Residual Sugar: 0.13 g/100ml
Cases Produced: 3,003 six-pack cases
Cellaring: Approachable tannins at release, with an 8-year-plus aging aptitude

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
The 2011 Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon offers concentrated black fruit, violet and hazelnut aromas followed by a rich and balanced palate structure. A touch of coconut and lengthy blue fruit finish.
Steve Peck, red winemaker

FOOD PAIRINGS
Excellent with grilled rib-eye steak with rosemary and shallots, or a roasted pork loin with porcini mushrooms and fennel.

Price: $40.00 750ml

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Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin with Pomodoro Chimichurri

By Chef Lisa Jones of Cahoots Catering

Pork loin can sometimes be dry and boring—but not this recipe! This is a new addition to our catering menu and it has been a big hit. Pomodoro, an Italian word for tomato, and chimichurri, a thick Argentinean herb sauce, come together in this delightful combination. If you can find pomodoraccio, an Italian semi-sundried tomato, that will work best.

1- four-pound pork loin

Brining liquid
8 cups very hot water
1/2 cup kosher salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp course ground pepper
2 bay leaves

Mix all brining ingredients together and stir until salt and sugar are dissolved. Pour into a 4-quart stainless steel bowl, let cool. When the brine has cooled, add the pork loin, making sure it is completely submerged in brine. Let marinate for 12-24 hours.

Pomodoro Chimichurri Sauce
6 garlic cloves
1 large shallot
1 jalapeño, or other favorite chili
2 cups fresh, flat-leaf parsley
1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1/4 cup fresh oregano, or sweet marjoram leaves
1 cup pomodoraccio, or sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained and coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons Kosher salt
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1 cup good quality olive oil

Add the garlic, shallots and pepper to the bowl of the food processor and chop. Add the fresh herbs, tomatoes, salt and vinegar. Pulse the machine while slowly adding in the oil until blended.

Pork Preparation
1 pound thick-cut bacon, about 15 pieces

Preheat oven to 350˚. Remove pork loin from the brine and pat dry. Place in a roasting pan. Lay bacon slices crosswise over the roast, slightly overlapping with the ends tucked in underneath the roast. Bake for about 1 hour, or until the internal temperature is 140˚ degrees. Remove from oven, tent with foil and let rest for about 15 minutes. Slice into ½-inch slices. Arrange on a serving platter. Drizzle with pomodoro chimichurri sauce.

 

 

2010 J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

HONORING A LEGACY
Four years ago, J. Lohr began the Touching Lives program in memory of Carol Waldorf Lohr, late wife of founder Jerry Lohr. In 2008, Carol, who was the muse for Jerry’s Napa Valley vineyard, passed away unexpectedly due to complications related to breast cancer. Since, the Lohr family has been working to curtail the impact of breast cancer in the lives of other families.

TOUCHING LIVES, ONE TOAST AT A TIME 
In 2009, we set out to provide 500 mammograms for women in need by donating $2 from every bottle sold of our J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. With more than 2,500 mammograms funded to date, we have long surpassed our initial goal and need you to help us surpass the 3,000 mark by enjoying our wines, knowing that every bottle you and your loved ones purchase helps make a difference for those touched by cancer.  As we partner again with NBCF for the fourth year in a row, we will continue to expand our efforts to raise money in support of early detection, which has been proven to save lives.

WE'RE ENCOURAGING WOMEN TO TAKE CHARGE
Women often go above and beyond in caring for the health and safety of loved ones, but in the process, don’t take care of their own needs. With 2013 marking the campaign’s 5th year, J. Lohr is inspiring women to take the reins on their health by getting active, by finding ways to lower stress and by doing the things they love. An important part in the fight against breast cancer is the empowerment of women to be their own advocates for health and wellness, improving chances of early detection and ultimately, survival.

For more on NBCF’s Early Detection Plan, please visit www.nationalbreastcancer.org/about-breastcancer/Early-Detection-Plan.aspx
 


VINTAGE
Normal winter rains returned to Napa Valley in the spring of 2010, after three years of drought. The cool, mild, growing conditions were favorable for flowering and setting a crop, albeit 2 weeks later than average. Cool summer temperatures further contributed to the late arrival of veraison, but were shortly followed by the season’s first heat spike the final week of August that greatly dehydrated the most exposed clusters on weaker vines. Cool weather prevailed through mid-September prior to a welcomed warm spell at the end the month that ripened the fruit on the parts of the ranch with thin soils. A second warm spell in October pushed the Cabernet on heavier soils to ripeness. The highly-concentrated phenolics in the 2010 vintage led us to employ shorter maceration times in the winemaking plan and to exclude press fractions from this wine, which shows dense structure and a ripe floral fruit signature.

Cases produced: 4,535 six-pack cases
A big wine in its youth, with a 10-year-plus aging aptitude


VINEYARD
Carol’s Vineyard lies in northern St. Helena, comprised of 16.4 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon (Clone 337 on 3309 rootstock) and 4.3 acres of Petit Verdot (Clone 400 on 3309 rootstock). The well-drained, gravelly, sandy loam soil and Bordeaux-like climate of the Napa Valley is ideally suited to produce luxury-quality Cabernet fruit.


TECHNICAL DATA

Origin: J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard, St. Helena, Napa Valley
Composition: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Petit Verdot
Harvest Dates: October 2nd to 14th, 2010
Process: Hand-picked into half-ton bins and berry-sorted on Vaucher Beguet Mistral system
Harvest Chemistries: 25.4° Brix, total acidity 4.58, pH 3.58
Vinification: Yeast: Lallemand D-254
Fermentation: 6 ton open-top tanks using
delestage and punchdowns
Temperature: Peak to 95°F cap temperature
Maceration: 1 day cold soak, followed by 6 days fermentation
Malolactic: 100% malolactic in barrels
Maturation: 18 months in French oak
barrels - 60% new
Barrel Type: 60 gallon Bordeaux export
Forests: Center of France, Allier
Coopers: Sylvain, Bel Air, Saury
Post-Maturation: Aged 9 months prior
to release
Bottling Numbers: pH: 3.63
Total Acidity: 0.65g/l00ml
Alcohol: 14.39% by volume
Residual Sugar: Dry

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
Inviting black cherry, licorice and hazelnut aromas lead the 2010 Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon tasting experience. Juicy, floral fruit and a big mid-palate structure best describe the vintage. Perhaps a greater aging aptitude than any previous vintage.
Steve Peck, Red Winemaker

FOOD PAIRINGS
Excellent with grilled rib-eye steak with rosemary and shallots, or a roasted pork loin with porcini mushrooms and fennel.

Price: $40.00 750ml

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2009 J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

HONORING A LEGACY
Four years ago, J. Lohr began the Touching Lives program in memory of Carol Waldorf Lohr, late wife of founder Jerry Lohr. In 2008, Carol, who was the muse for Jerry’s Napa Valley vineyard, passed away unexpectedly due to complications related to breast cancer. Since, the Lohr family has been working to curtail the impact of breast cancer in the lives of other families.

TOUCHING LIVES, ONE TOAST AT A TIME 
In 2009, we set out to provide 500 mammograms for women in need by donating $2 from every bottle sold of our J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. With more than 2,500 mammograms funded to date, we have long surpassed our initial goal and need you to help us surpass the 3,000 mark by enjoying our wines, knowing that every bottle you and your loved ones purchase helps make a difference for those touched by cancer.  As we partner again with NBCF for the fourth year in a row, we will continue to expand our efforts to raise money in support of early detection, which has been proven to save lives.

WE'RE ENCOURAGING WOMEN TO TAKE CHARGE
Women often go above and beyond in caring for the health and safety of loved ones, but in the process, don’t take care of their own needs. With 2013 marking the campaign’s 5th year, J. Lohr is inspiring women to take the reins on their health by getting active, by finding ways to lower stress and by doing the things they love. An important part in the fight against breast cancer is the empowerment of women to be their own advocates for health and wellness, improving chances of early detection and ultimately, survival.

For more on NBCF’s Early Detection Plan, please visit www.nationalbreastcancer.org/about-breastcancer/Early-Detection-Plan.aspx
 


VINTAGE
2009 was the third year in a row with below average rainfall at Carol’s Vineyard, but the late spring timing was ideal for good canopy growth without irrigation. The cool and mild summer weather set the stage for optimal anthocyanin pigment development after veraison and was followed by a very warm September that hastened ripening. A portion of the Cabernet was harvested prior to the October rains, but the most expressive wine came from our later picking. These were ultimately selected for the exceptional final blend.

Cases produced: 1,333
Very approachable now, but will improve over the next 5-10 years


VINEYARD
Carol’s Vineyard lies in northern St. Helena, comprised of 16.4 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon (Clone 337 on 3309 rootstock) and 4.3 acres of Petit Verdot (Clone 400 on 3309 rootstock). The well-drained, gravelly, sandy loam soil and Bordeaux- like climate of the Napa Valley is ideally suited to produce luxury-quality Cabernet fruit.


TECHNICAL DATA

Origin: J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard, St. Helena, Napa Valley
Composition: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 4% other red
Harvest Dates: October 24, 2009
Process: Hand-picked to half-ton bins, berry-sorted on Vaucher Beguet Mistral system
Harvest Chemistries: 28° Brix, 3.8 pH, 0.42 g/100ml total acidity
Vinification: Yeast: Lallemand 43
Fermentation: 6 ton open-top tanks
Temperature: Peak to 95°F cap temperature
Maceration: Cold soak for 1 day, followed by 6 day fermentation
Malolactic: 100% malolactic in tank prior to filling barrels
Maturation: 18 months in French oak
barrels - 65% new
Barrel Type: 60 gallon Chateau Ferré (thin stave)
Forests: Center of France, Allier
Coopers: Sylvain, Bel Air, Remond
Post-Maturation: Aged 6 months prior
to release
Bottling Numbers: pH: 3.63
Total Acidity: 0.58g/l00ml
Alcohol: 4.6% by volume
Residual Sugar: Dry

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
2009 J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is classically dark in color with a bright hue. Aromas of currant, cherry and black plum are complemented by a striking bouquet of roasted hazelnut and espresso. The entry is fruit-driven and supple, while the finish shows a respectful integration of fruit and oak components from traditional French oak barrel aging. Petit Verdot brings blue fruit, anise and violet notes to classic Cabernet structure.
Steve Peck, Red Winemaker

FOOD PAIRINGS
Excellent with grilled rib-eye steak with rosemary and shallot, or spitroasted pork loin with porcini mushrooms and fennel.

Price: $40.00 750ml

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2008 J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Honoring a Legacy
Three years ago, J. Lohr began the Touching Lives program in memory of Carol Waldorf Lohr, late wife of founder Jerry Lohr. In 2008, Carol, who was the muse for Jerry’s Napa Valley vineyard, passed away unexpectedly due to complications related to breast cancer. Since, the Lohr family has been working to curtail the impact of breast cancer in the lives of other families.
 
Touching Lives, One Toast at a Time

In 2010, we set out to provide 500 mammograms for women in need by donating $2 from every bottle sold of our J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. With more than 2,000 mammograms funded to date, we have long surpassed our goal! As we partner again with NBCF for the third year in a row, we will continue to expand our efforts to raise money in support of early detection, which has been proven to save lives. Read More. $2 per bottle is donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation
 

For more information on NBCF, or to make a donation, please visit www.nationalbreastcancer.org.
 


VINTAGE
The 2008 vintage will go down on record as one of the smallest in the last quarter century. Low winter rainfall, in concert with spring frost and a very hot week in May during set, seemed to initiate the perfect storm for low grape berry pollination and low crop yields. Although lacking in abundance, 2008 did produce some very dark and powerful Cabernet Sauvignon with more than enough maturity for a mid-October harvest in the range of 28° Brix.

Cases produced: 820
Very approachable now, but will improve over the next five to ten years


VINEYARD
Carol’s Vineyard lies in northern St. Helena, comprised of 16.4 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon (Clone 337 on 3309 rootstock) and 4.3 acres of Petit Verdot (Clone 400 on 3309 rootstock). The well-drained, gravelly, sandy loam soil and Bordeaux- like climate of the Napa Valley is ideally suited to produce luxury-quality Cabernet fruit.


TECHNICAL DATA

Origin: J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard, St. Helena, Napa Valley
Composition: 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Petit Verdot, 3% other red
Harvest Dates: October 16-19, 2008
Process: Hand-picked to half ton bins, berry-sorted on Vaucher Beguet Mistral system
Harvest Chemistries: 28° Brix , pH 3.8, total acidity 0.42 g/100ml
Vinification: Yeast: Lallemand 43
Fermentation: 6 ton open-top tanks
Temperature: Peak to 95°F cap temperature
Maceration: Cold soak for 3 days, followed by 6 day fermentation
Malolactic: 100% malolactic in barrels
Maturation: 21 months in French oak barrels - 65% new
Barrel Type: 60 gallon Chateau Ferré (thin stave)
Forests: Center of France, Allier
Coopers: Bel Air, Remond, Dargaud et Jaegle
Post-Maturation: Rack from barrels, filter to bottle
Bottling Numbers: pH: 3.7
Total Acidity: 0.63g/l00ml
Alcohol: 15.2% by volume
Residual Sugar: Dry

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
This wine is classically dark in color with a bright hue. Aromas of cherry and black plum are complemented by a bouquet of roasted hazelnut and cedar. The juicy palate structure reflects a respectful integration of fruit and oak components from traditional French oak barrel aging. The high fraction of Petit Verdot in this vintage brings blue fruit and anise to the classic Cabernet structure.
Steve Peck, red winemaker

Price: $40.00 750ml

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2007 J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Honoring a Legacy
Two years ago, J. Lohr began the Touching Lives program in memory of Carol Waldorf Lohr, late wife of founder Jerry Lohr. In 2008, Carol, who was the muse for Jerry’s Napa Valley vineyard, passed away unexpectedly due to complications related to breast cancer. Since, the Lohr family has been working to curtail the impact of breast cancer in the lives of other families.
 
Touching Lives, One Toast at a Time
This past year, we set out to provide 500 mammograms for women in need by donating $2 from every bottle sold of our J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. With more than 2,000 mammograms funded to date, we have long surpassed our goal! As we partner again with NBCF for the third year in a row, we will continue to expand our efforts to raise money in support of early detection, which has been proven to save lives. Read More.

For more information on NBCF, or to make a donation, please visit www.nationalbreastcancer.org.
 


2007 was a textbook vintage for Napa Cabernet and is certain to achieve high acclaim with wine critics. A relatively dry winter and a warm spring led to an early budbreak and a long growing season. The short winter rainfall, stored in the soil profile, dried out earlier in the spring than the previous five vintages, limiting berry size and increasing concentration in the wine. The mild summer was interrupted with only one notable heat spell in late August that hit too early to impact harvest plans, and fruit was allowed to ripen fully into October.

Cases produced: 2,008
Cellaring: Very approachable now, but will improve over the next 5 to 10 years


VINEYARD
Carol’s Vineyard lies in northern St. Helena, comprised of 16.4 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon (Clone 337 on 3309 rootstock) and 4.3 acres of Petit Verdot (Clone 400 on 3309 rootstock). The well-drained, gravelly, sandy loam soil and Bordeaux- like climate of the Napa Valley is ideally suited to produce luxury-quality Cabernet fruit.


TECHNICAL DATA

 

Origin: J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard, St. Helena, Napa Valley
Composition: 76.3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19.4% Petit Verdot, 4.3% Merlot
Harvest Dates: September 28 through October 12, 2007
Process: Hand-harvested into half ton bins and berry sorted on Vaucher Beguet Mistral system
Harvest Chemistries: 27° Brix average, pH 3.7, total acidity 0.41 g/100ml
Vinification: Yeast: Fermichamp DSM
Fermentation: 5 to 10 ton open-top tanks
Temperature: Peak to 95°F
Extended Maceration: Cold soak 3 days, followed by a 6-day fermentation
Malolactic: 100% malolactic in barrels
Maturation: 21 months in French oak barrels - 65% new
Barrel Type: French oak Bordeaux Chateau Ferré-style barrels
Forests: 37% Allier, 63% Center of France
Coopers: Demptos, Sylvain, Vicard, Saury
Post-Maturation: Rack from barrels, filter to bottle
Bottling Numbers: pH: 3.61
Total Acidity: 0.65g/l00ml
Alcohol: 15.3% by volume
Residual sugar: Dry

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
A dark magenta color in the glass with elegant aromas of cherry and currant. A complex bouquet of cocoa powder, cedar and coconut compliment flavors of black plum and cassis. A wine reminiscent of Bordeaux’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon blends, with a voluminous mouthfeel and soft palate structure.

 

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2005 J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

HONORING A LEGACY 
Jerry Lohr’s late wife, Carol Waldorf Lohr, passed away in 2008 due to complications from breast cancer.

Please join J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines in our effort to provide 500 mammograms to women in need, through our partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Research indicates that early detection and treatment are essential to combating breast cancer, and annual mammograms are an essential first step toward confronting this disease. J. Lohr will donate $2 for every bottle of 2005 J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon purchased to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Join us in reaching our goal of funding 500 mammograms for women who would otherwise be unable to afford them.

Building on a legacy of caring and generosity
Long the muse for an idyllic vineyard in Napa Valley bearing her name, Carol is the namesake for a stunning, nearly forty-acre parcel in northern St. Helena, known for producing some of the valley’s most noteworthy Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc, and the origin of the fruit used in this superb vintage. After Carol passed unexpectedly in August 2008 due to complications from breast cancer, the family and employees decided to designate the 2005 vintage of J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon a commemorative release, in part to honor her legacy of caring and generosity.


The 2005 vintage in the Napa Valley started out as a very wet and cool growing season, and dire predictions about vintage quality had vineyard managers and winemakers extremely concerned. Additionally, it appeared to be an above average set, with vines burdened by heavier crops than normal. Despite these rather difficult conditions, 2005 proved to be a vintage of very consistent weather – once summer began in June with mild but warm temperatures throughout July, August and September. The expected Indian summer didn’t materialize either, and allowed us to calmly wait for optimal ripeness of Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet and Petite Verdot. We began hand harvesting on October 13th, finishing on the 25th with excellent color depth and currant fruit flavor in both varietals, at an average of 26.7º Brix..


VINTAGE
Carol’s Vineyard lies in northern St. Helena, comprised of 16.4 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon (Clone 337 on 3309 rootstock) and 4.3 acres of Petit Verdot (Clone 400 on 3309 rootstock). The well-drained, gravelly, sandy loam soil and Bordeaux- like climate of the Napa Valley is ideally suited to produce luxury-quality Cabernet fruit.


TECHNICAL DATA

 

Origin: J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard, St. Helena, Napa Valley
Composition: 77.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22.5% Petit Verdot
Harvest Dates: October  13th to 25th, 2005
Process: Harvested, destemmed and crushed to stainless steel fermenters
Harvest Chemistries: 26.9° Brix average, pH=3.68, Total Acidity 0.37 g/100 ml
Vinification: Yeast: D21
Fermentation: Stainless steel fermented
Temperature: To 90°F
Extended Maceration: 17 days
Malo-Lactic: Inoculation and completion in French oak barrels
Maturation: 18 months in 100% new French oak barrels
Barrel Type: 80% new French oak Bordeaux Chateau Ferré-style barrels(60.9 gallons)
Forests: Center of France
Coopers: Sylvain, Libourne, Demptos, St. Caprais de Bordeaux, SequinMoreau, Merpins
Post-Maturation: Rack from barrels, filter to bottle
Bottling Numbers: pH: 3.75
Total Acidity: 0.67g/l00ml
Alcohol: 14.6% by volume
Residual sugar: Dry

WINEMAKER'S COMMENTS
Dark, youthful purple-red in color, the 2005 J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has elegant aromas of red and black currants and cherries, with a complex bouquet of vanilla, allspice and toasty oak. Carol’s Vineyard delivers a dense, yet incredibly supple structure reminiscent of Bordeaux’s finest Cabernet Sauvignon-based wines. Meant for a minimum of five years of cellaring before enjoying with a pan-seared filet mignon with a Cabernet-peppercorn reduction sauce.

 

Price: $40.00 750ml

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