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2016 J. Lohr Signature Cabernet Sauvignon

97 Points, Cellar Selection Wine Enthusiast, July 2020
"Dense in the glass, this top-tier Cabernet Sauvignon includes small additions of Saint-Macaire, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Elegant layers of black currant, black cherry, milk chocolate and cappuccino show on the nose. An expertly chiseled structure is immediately apparent on the palate, where rich and deep yet balanced flavors of black cherry cream and mocha latte prove luxurious."
94 Points The Tasting Panel, April/May 2020
"Cabernet Sauvignon grapes for this rich and seductive red were sourced from Beck Vineyard, located in the Creston District at an elevation of 1,700 feet; small percentages of Caberent Fanc, Saint-Macaire, Petit Verdot, and Malbec were blended in. A nosing of cinnamon, wild berries, and heather leads to a sumptuous and concentrated palate of coffee-laden blackberry and notable phenolic maturity."
Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2020 Wine Enthusiast, December 2020
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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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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

Wine Details

  • Composition Blend
    • 80%

      Cabernet Sauvignon

    • 6%

      Cabernet Franc

    • 6%

      Saint Macaire

    • 4%

      Petit Verdot

    • 4%


  • Production

    1,600 three-bottle cases, bottled June 2018

  • Harvest Dates

    October 12th, 2016 for the Cabernet Sauvignon

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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