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    J. Lohr continues to get more than its share of rave reviews and press coverage. Below are just a few of the accolades and media highlights that wrapped-up 2017. Congratulations to our stellar vineyards and winemaking teams for these great mentions!

    April 25, 2018

    J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon

    "Most Popular Cabernet Sauvignons"
    Annual Restaurant Poll, Wine & Spirits

    2016 J. Lohr Estates Wildflower Valdiguié

    92 Points
    "Easily one of the best ten dollar bottles of wine available today. Every time I taste it I wonder why there aren’t more domestic producers of this variety. It’s bright and fresh, with cherry and spicy raspberry flavors delivered and lingering long. Great on its own or with chicken or turkey. Love it! A Platinum Award Winner at the 2018 Monterey International Wine Competition."
    Rich Cook, Wine Review Online

    2016 J. Lohr Estates Falcon's Perch Pinot Noir

    91 Points
    Meridith May, The Tasting Panel

    2014 J. Lohr Cuvée St. E

    91 Points
    Nick Ponomareff, California Grapevine

    2015 J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon

    91 Points
    Nick Ponomareff, California Grapevine

    January 3, 2018

    2014 J. Lohr Signature Cabernet Sauvignon

    96 Points, “Cellar Selection”

    “The second vintage release of J. Lohr’s Signature wine, first produced to commemorate founder Jerry Lohr’s 80th birthday. Rich aromas of stewed black plum, blackberry pie, vanilla, clove and prune cake show on the nose. The mouthfeel is rich overall, but with firm tannins in the background that lend structure to the strawberry and blackberry flavors, graced by hints of wood smoke, peppercorn and licorice. Drink now through 2029.”

    Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Feb. 2018 issue

    2014 J. Lohr Signature Cabernet Sauvignon

    Grand Champion, Best of Show. Top All-Around Winery.
    Houston International Wine Competition

    2014 J. Lohr Signature Cabernet Sauvignon

    “The Top 40 Wines of 2017”

    Robert Whitley, Creators.com

    2013 J. Lohr Cuvée St. E

    92 Points
    “This is a bountiful California wine inspired by the treasured reds of St. Emilion. Richly colored, it is both muscular and fleshy, delivering mouthfilling flavors of red and black fruits. Snappy tannins help carry the plush texture along to a big, long finish. Lohr’s Cuvée St. E emphasizes Cabernet Franc and Merlot, with smaller amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot.  “

    Marguerite Thomas, Wine Reviews Online

    2016 J. Lohr Estates Falcon’s Perch Pinot Noir
    Gold Medal, Class Champion
    Houston International Wine Competition

    2016 J. Lohr Estates Wildflower Valdiguié
    Double Gold Medal, Best of Class, Best of Monterey AVA
    2017 Harvest Challenge Competition

    2016 J. Lohr October Night Chardonnay
    Gold Medal, Best of Class, Best of Central Coast
    2017 Harvest Challenge Competition   

    November 14, 2017

    J. Lohr continues to get more than its share of rave reviews and press coverage. Below is just a few of the October 2017 accolades and media highlights. Congratulations to our stellar vineyards and winemaking teams for these great mentions!

    2014 J. Lohr Estates South Ridge Syrah
    91 Points, “Top 100 Best Buys of 2017”
    “This bottling offers gingerbread cake, baked blueberry and smoked pork on the nose. It's soft on the palate, with finely polished tannins imparting a plush texture. Black plum, strawberry and a touch of mint mark the palate. The structure shows itself just enough on the finish.”
    Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Nov. 2017 issue 

    2013 J. Lohr Arroyo Vista Chardonnay
    91 Points
    “The 2013 Chardonnay Arroyo Vista is still drinking beautifully and offers a ripe, sexy style in its buttered citrus oil, honeysuckle. brioche and lime aromatics. Juicy, medium-bodied, fresh and layered, it’s an impressive Chardonnay that should continue to evolve gracefully going forward.”
    JebDunnuck.com, Oct. 31, 2017 

    2014 J. Lohr Signature Cabernet Sauvignon
    93 Points
    “Nicely balanced and styled for near term drinking enjoyment as well as having the potential for further development with bottle aging. Very highly recommended.”
    California Grapevine, Oct. 2017 issue 

    2013 J. Lohr Cuvée St. E
    “Wonderful Wines: Favorite Wines of 2017”
    “J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines’ homage to the famed Bordeaux region of Saint-Émilion, this highly acclaimed blend (98 Points, Double Gold/Best of Class of Region, Cal State Fair; Gold Medal Sunset; Double Gold SF Chronicle; 94 Points Wine Enthusiast) is Cabernet Franc dominant, giving it a heady nose of caramel walnut fudge, dark spiced plum and pure cassis. Tannins are prominent but plush, and it’s super easy to fall in love with its blackberry cobbler and chocolatey lushness.”
    Los Gatos Magazine, Laura Ness, Winter 2017 issue 

    2015 J. Lohr Estates Los Osos Merlot
    “5 Ways to Pair J. Lohr Estates Los Osos Merlot with Food”
    Food Republic, Caroline Russock, Oct. 26, 2017 

    2014 J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
    95 Points, Platinum
    Sommelier Challenge International


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