Touching Lives, One Toast at a Time
In 2018, to touch the lives of women and their families, J. Lohr is once again partnering with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., a relationship that has helped fund over 4,500 mammograms to women who would otherwise be unable to afford them. This is our way of not only honoring the legacy of Carol Waldorf Lohr, but is also our commitment to curtailing the impact of breast cancer. Now in our campaign’s 10th year, Touching Lives is extending its impact in two ways: by now offering $3 from every bottle sold of 2014 J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation, an increase of 50% over previous vintages, and by expanding its support to include Patient Navigation programs and services. $2 from every bottle sold of any vintage of Carol’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc and previous vintages of Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon will benefit NBCF. Learn more
We’re Encouraging Women to Take Charge
The National Breast Cancer Foundation’s mission is to provide help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services. J. Lohr is continuing to advocate for women’s empowerment through knowledge and body self-awareness. It’s never too early to become one’s own best health advocate, and the National Breast Cancer Foundation has the resources to help.
The 2014 vintage was largely defined by the heavy rain events in April that filled the soil moisture profile, and were followed by one of the warmest vintages since 2004. Under our new irrigation regime of infrequent - but deep - waterings, we gave just three applications for the season. We saw a noteable shift in wine quality from the sections of the vineyard with the heavy soils, to the point that those sections produced wine superior in quality to that of the weaker sections that had historically been the source of our best lots. We continue to adore the integration of the Petit Verdot in the blend for its luxurious texture and blue fruit aroma.
Carol’s Vineyard lies in northern St. Helena along the Napa River at Pratt Avenue. 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 producing richly textured, luxury-quality fruit.
St. Helena, Napa Valley, California
Highly structured at release, with a 10 year-plus aging aptitude.10 Years
Excellent with grilled entrecôte and shallots, or a roasted pork loin with porcini mushrooms and fennel.
Accolades & Reviews
James Laube, Wine Spectator“Dense and compact, tight and concentrated, this offers loads of rich fruit, with tiers of dark berry, graphite, sage, cedar and crushed rock. Ends a bit clipped, the only minor shortcoming here. Best from 2020 through 2034.”