Paso Robles AVA, San Luis Obispo County, California
The inspiration for our J. Lohr Cuvée St. E comes from the Grand Cru wines of Saint-Émilion from the Right Bank of Bordeaux. Cabernet Franc is often the main component of the district’s wines. Director of Winemaking Steve Peck: “The 2016 J. Lohr Cuvée St. E captures the ripe but savory side of its Bordeaux varieties. Dark in color with a bright garnet hue, the aromas of red currant, roasted coffee, and dark chocolate lead to a palate of ripe plum and dried herbs. Tightly wound tannins are treasured in Cabernet Franc and present the greatest reward after a few years of bottle age.” Final blend: Cabernet Franc 53%, Cabernet Sauvignon 41%, Merlot 3%, Malbec 2%, Petit Verdot 1%.