Cuvée POM Bottle Shot

2014 J. Lohr Cuvée Series Cuvée POM Red Blend

$50.00

The 2014 J. Lohr Cuvée POM offers varietal aromas of black plum and blueberry, with a barrel bouquet of dark chocolate. Bright fruit notes on the palate speak to the contribution of Malbec in the blend. Chalky and structured for lengthy cellar aging.

- Steve Peck, Director of Winemaking

Vintage

The third in a trio of strong vintages for Paso Robles, the wines of 2014 are showing dense and aromatically expressive, and are reminiscent of 2004. With less than half of the usual winter rainfall in the ground, spring growth rocketed as degree days racked up at a faster pace than we’ve seen in a decade. Cropload was reduced to one cluster per shoot for Cuvée POM at the end of July, just prior to veraison, where we saw elevated temperatures push tannin levels upward. Continued warm weather led to the earliest picking dates on record for our vineyards. Achieving sugar ripeness was never in question during this warm vintage, but we certainly benefited from the J. Lohr “early water deficit” farming practices that hasten seed ripeness and assure complete phenolic maturity, even in an early vintage.

Cuvée POM

The inspiration for J. Lohr Cuvée POM comes from the Grand Cru wines of Pomerol on the Right Bank of the Dordogne in Bordeaux. These legendary wines are traditionally composed of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, with sparse additions of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Winemaking is 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
    • 82%

      Merlot

    • 18%

      Malbec

  • Origin

    Paso Robles AVA, San Luis Obispo County, California

  • Cellaring

    Vibrant upon release. Ideal consumption at 7-10 years of bottle age.

    8 Years
  • Food Pairings

    Great with Spanish paella or a grilled ribeye with shallots.

  • Accolades & Reviews
    • 91 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
      An outstanding wine of exceptional complexity and character. In short, these are terrific wines. “A blend of 82% Merlot with 18% Malbec, the 2014 Cuvée POM offers up an expressive nose of black cherries, dark chocolate and spices. On the palate, it's full-bodied, supple and juicy, with a generous core of ripe fruit, powdery tannins and good balance. Enjoy this fruit-forward, seamless crowd-pleaser over the next year or two to capture its youthful fruit.”
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