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    Congratulations to our stellar vineyards and winemaking teams for these great mentions!

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    J. Lohr con­tin­ues to get more than its share of rave reviews and press cov­er­age. Con­grat­u­la­tions to our stel­lar vine­yards and wine­mak­ing teams for these great mentions!

    Jan­u­ary 2021

    2019 J. Lohr Estates Flume Cross­ing Sauvi­gnon Blanc
    KSRO, Decem­ber 2020
    Tom Simoneau’s Wines Of The Year 2020: Sauvi­gnon Blanc:
    The blend is entire­ly from the Sauvi­gnon Musque Clone picked over a month’s time at dif­fer­ent ripeness lev­els. Ear­ly picks give bright acid­i­ty and key lime fla­vors while more ripeness gives grape­fruit and pas­sion fruit. And the final pick achieves man­go and fig notes, com­plex and deli­cious. Anoth­er ter­rif­ic release from J. Lohr, one of California’s finest.”

    J. Lohr Touch­ing Lives
    Yahoo!Life Decem­ber 2020
    Wine and Cock­tail Trends for 2021: Here’s What to Drink Through­out the New Year: Wines That Give Back
    For the past 12 years, J. Lohr has donat­ed a por­tion of the pro­ceeds from every bot­tle of Car­ol’s Vine­yard Caber­net Sauvi­gnon to fund mam­mo­grams for women who would oth­er­wise be unable to afford them. This pro­gram is called Touch­ing Lives, and it has lived up to its name, pro­vid­ing more than 7,800 mam­mo­grams (and count­ing) to date.”


    Decem­ber 2020

    2016 J. Lohr Car­ol’s Vine­yard Caber­net Sauvi­gnon — 
    90 Points, High­ly Rec­om­mend­ed

    Decanter, Decem­ber 2020

    2018 J. Lohr Shotwell Vine­yard Mal­bec — 90 Points
    Wine Spec­ta­tor, Decem­ber 2020
    Ripe and plush, with salt­ed caramel over­tones to the plum, cur­rant and black licorice fla­vors, with cocoa pow­der, tobac­co and a flo­ral detail on the suc­cu­lent and vel­vety fin­ish. Drink now through 2030.”

    2019 J. Lohr Estates River­stone Chardon­nay — Best Buys in the Mar­ket”
    Con­nois­seurs’ Guide to Cal­i­for­nia Wine, Decem­ber 2020

    2019 J. Lohr Estates Flume Cross­ing Sauvi­gnon Blanc — 91 Points, Very High­ly Rec­om­mend­ed
    Cal­i­for­nia Grapevine, Novem­ber 2020
    Light yel­low col­or; attrac­tive, assertive, fra­grant, grassy, grape­fruit, mel­on, and trop­i­cal fruit aro­ma with hints of goose­ber­ry and hon­ey­suck­le: medi­um body; zesty, grassy, cit­rus, fig, and trop­i­cal fruit fla­vors with bright acid­i­ty and a touch of oak: lin­ger­ing after­taste. Very high­ly rec­om­mend­ed. First place”

    2019 J. Lohr Estates Flume Cross­ing Sauvi­gnon Blanc — 90 Points, Best Buy
    Wine Enthu­si­ast, Decem­ber 2020
    For those seek­ing a crisp and grassy Sauvi­gnon Blanc, this is always a great option. Aro­mas of lawn clip­pings, lime peels and grape­fruit skins lead into a palate of the same, along with Granny Smith apple peels and a hint of bell pep­per. Best Buy.”


    Novem­ber 2020

    2016 J. Lohr Cuvée PAU — Top Wines of 2020: #44
    Wine Enthu­si­ast, Novem­ber 2020

    2016 J. Lohr Cuvée PAU - Years Best Caber­net Blends”, 90 Points
    Wine & Spir­its, Decem­ber 2020 

    2016 J. Lohr Sig­na­ture Caber­net Sauvi­gnon — Top 100 Cel­lar Selec­tion Wines for 2020: #32
    Wine Enthu­si­ast, Novem­ber 2020

    2016 J. Lohr Cuvée St. E - Years Best Caber­net Blends”, 91 Points
    Wine & Spir­its, Decem­ber 2020

    2016 J. Lohr Cuvée POM - Years Best Caber­net Blends”, 90 Points
    Wine & Spir­its, Decem­ber 2020

    2016 J. Lohr Vine­yard’s Car­ol’s Caber­net Sauvi­gnon - Years Best Caber­net Blends”, 90 Points, Best Buy
    Wine & Spir­its, Decem­ber 2020

    2019 J. Lohr Estates Wild­flower Valdigu­ié — Wine of the Week”
    Esther Mob­ley, San Fran­cis­co Chron­i­cle, Octo­ber 2020


    March 2020

    2016 High­lands Bench Pinot Noir — 90 Points, Year’s Best US Pinot Noirs
    Patrick J. Comiskey, Wine & Spir­its, April 2020

    J. Lohr’s vine­yards are just west of Gon­za­les, rough­ly the mid­way point of the San­ta Lucia High­lands Bench. This wine has plen­ty of ripe straw­ber­ry and plum fla­vors but avoids the mass and weight of many wines from the area. Instead there’s grip and con­tour, a whiff of uma­mi and smoke, with a suc­cu­lence off­set by brisk acids.”

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