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2016 J. Lohr Signature Cabernet Sauvignon

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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
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2016 J. Lohr Signature Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2016 J. Lohr Signature Cabernet Sauvignon is both a tribute to Jerry’s pioneering efforts in the Paso Robles region and our portfolio’s ultimate, limited red wine release. Watch the story of this vintage of Signature.

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Wine Details

  • Composition Blend
    • 80%

      Cabernet Sauvignon

    • 6%

      Cabernet Franc

    • 6%

      Saint Macaire

    • 4%

      Petit Verdot

    • 4%

      Malbec

  • Production

    1,600 three-bottle cases, bottled June 2018

  • Harvest Dates

    October 12th, 2016 for the Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Accolades & Reviews
    • 92 Points - Year's Best US Cabernets & Blends Patrick Comiskey, Wine & Spirits Magazine, December 2019
      "With its exotic, amaro-like scents of coffee grounds, baking spices, cassis and molasses, this wine is savory and lean. Still, the flavors are inky and warm, with a lush core of sweet dried fig. For a Tomahawk pork chop."
    • 92+ Points Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, October 2019
      "The flagship Bordeaux blend, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature is a mix of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Saint Macaire, 4% Petit Verdot, and 4% Malbec aged 19 months in new barrels. This deep, inky colored effort offers a ripe, classic Cabernet nose of blackcurrants, dark chocolate, tobacco lead, espresso roast, and lead pencil. Rich, full-bodied, and concentrated, it needs 2-4 years to integrate its oak, but it’s a ripe, powerful, sexy wine that should keep for over a decade.”

J. Lohr Signature Cabernet Sauvignon was first produced to honor the 80th birthday of founder Jerry Lohr. This limited release was specially selected and blended from the exceptional 2016 vintage in Paso Robles. It is both a tribute to Jerry's pioneering efforts in the region and our red wine portfolio's ultimate expression of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Vineyards & Cellar

Beck Vineyard, in the Creston District of Paso Robles, is a unique, high elevation site that sits at 1,700 feet above the early morning fog line. Its calcareous soils and cooling afternoon winds are perfect for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. The Cabernet from this vineyard ripens early with excellent color, purity of fruit, and phenolic maturity. Incorporation of Cabernet Franc brings freshness to the blend, while the rare Bordeaux variety, Saint Macaire, brings density and a savory character. Petit Verdot and Malbec add structure, color, and a component of bright fruit.

The hand-harvested grapes were held separate at harvest and berry-sorted into six-ton open top tanks for fermentation. Maceration took place on the skins for five days, before early pressing to achieve ideal tannin extraction.

Aged 19 months in 100% new French oak from coopers Nadalie and Sylvain.

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