close - material
Wildfires Relief Efforts
Cuvée PAU Bottle Shot

2007 J. Lohr Cuvée Series Cuvée PAU Red Blend

$62.00

A dark magenta color with a royal hue. Layers of dense fruit aromas ranging from fresh fig to olallieberry are complemented by a subtle oak bouquet. The palate is a perfectly juicy core of blackberry fruit, balanced by soft tannin in a balance rarely achieved. Exceptional palate length finishes alive with a dark fruit signature.

- Steve Peck, red winemaker

Vintage

2007 was a very dry year in Paso Robles, with the seasonal total for rainfall registering a scant 4.4 inches. Fortunately, temperatures were mild and did not exacerbate the extremely dry conditions. Vine canopies were small, as were cluster and berry size, resulting in some of the lowest yields we have seen in the last ten years. These natural limitations imposed on the vines resulted in remarkably good Cabernet Sauvignon fruit quality, with outstanding color and flavors. For the second consecutive year, we incurred no significant heat events after veraison, and had very mild weather conditions straight through harvest, allowing each block to be picked at optimal flavor development.

Cuvée PAU

The inspiration for this blend comes from the Grand Cru wines of the Pauillac district of Bordeaux, composed primarily from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot accents. We winemakers are given the freedom to emulate these great wines without the restrictions of varietal percentages, instead keenly focusing on the texture and complexity of the blend that Nature delivers with each vintage.

Wine Details

  • Composition Blend
    • 93%

      Cabernet Sauvignon

    • 6%

      Petit Verdot

    • 1%

      other Bordeaux reds

  • Origin

    Paso Robles AVA, San Luis Obispo County, California

  • Cellaring

    Delicious now, with a structure that will soften with age for 10 to 15 years.

    10 Years
  • Food Pairings

    Grilled lamb loin with rosemary and garlic 

Family. Place. Craft. This is Our Story