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.

 

Price: $40.00 750ml

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