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2017 J. Lohr Vineyard Series El Pomar Vineyards Malbec

Our first-ever El Pomar Vineyards Malbec emanates aromas of blueberry, hibiscus flower, and violet. Medium bodied and pleasantly tart, with a cranberry and pomegranate fruit finish on the palate. A Winery Exclusive offering from our Vineyard Series.

- Steve Peck, director of winemaking

Vineyards

J. Lohr’s Shotwell and Creston Vineyards are located across the road from one another in the El Pomar District sub-appellation of Paso Robles. The climate here is a moderate Region II on the Win- kler heat accumulation scale, characterizing it as a fairly cool location for late-ripening Bordeaux varieties. These tightly spaced cordon-trained, spur-pruned vineyards are laid out with an 8’ by 4’ vine spacing; they were planted on north-facing slopes of calcareous Linne-Calodo soil in 2015. The steep slopes at these locations required that the row direction for planting follow the grade of each block in order for our equipment to navigate the steep terrain.

Vintage

The J. Lohr Shotwell and Creston vineyards welcomed in excess of twenty inches of rainfall in 2017, which was the highest rainfall total ever seen by these young vineyard blocks. This followed an unprecedented 5-year period of below average precipitation for the Paso Robles region. A warm vintage, this exciting bottling represents the first-ever crop from these young Malbec plantings. The 2017 final blend is composed of 80% ENTAV clone 596 Malbec from the Shotwell Vineyard and 20% FPS clone 9 Malbec from the Creston Vineyard.

Wine Details

  • Composition Blend
    • 100%

      Malbec

  • Origin

    El Pomar District, Paso Robles, CA

  • Cellaring

    Best fruit within 5 years of vintage date; will hold for 15 years.

    15 Years
  • Food Pairings

    Enjoy this exuberant wine with a seafood paella or an Argentine-style beef asado

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