2014 J. Lohr Signature Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Enthusiast, February 2018
- Cellar Selection: Superb; a great achievement “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–2029.” -Matt Kettmann
My signature on the label indicates that this wine is a personal statement for me, looking to encompass three decades of experience and history in a single bottle.
— Jerry Lohr
2,668 three-bottle cases were bottled in June 2016.
October 14 and 15, 2014
J. Lohr Signature Cabernet Sauvignon was first produced to honor the 80th birthday of our founder, Jerry Lohr. Signature represents both a tribute to Jerry’s pioneering efforts in the Paso Robles region and our portfolio’s ultimate, limited, red wine release. The 2014 J. Lohr Signature Cabernet Sauvignon is our second vintage of this statement wine; it is the result of years of experience and collaboration between our vineyards and winemaking teams.
Vineyards & Cellar
Beck Vineyard, in the Creston District of Paso Robles, is a unique site perched 1,700 feet above the early morning fog. Its calcareous soils and cooling afternoon winds are perfect for growing structured, nuanced Cabernet Sauvignon. The Clone 337 Cabernet from this estate ripens evenly and early with excellent color, purity of fruit, and mature phenolics.
The hand-harvested grapes were berry-sorted into six-ton open top tanks for fermentation. Maceration took place on the skins for five days, before early pressing to limit tannin extraction.
Aged 17 months in 100% new French oak from coopers Demptos, Marcel Cadet, Nadalie, and Saint Martin.