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2018 J. Lohr Carol's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

92 Points Owen Bargreen, April 2022
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The 2018 Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon’s pleasing aromas of black cherry, cassis, blackberry, and plum are elevated by powdered dark chocolate, cedar, and lingering sweet spice from French oak barrels. The palate is concentrated and pure with focused, refined tannins.

- Brenden Wood, red winemaker

Wine Details

  • Composition Blend
    • 92%

      Cabernet Sauvignon

    • 8%

      Petit Verdot

  • Origin

    St. Helena, Napa Valley, California

  • Cellaring

    Gratifying if opened now, but can age with sophistication for 12 years or more.

    10 Years
  • Food Pairings

    Pair with grilled ribeye steak with rosemary and shallots, or porcini pork tenderloin.

  • Vinification

    Fermentation: 10 ton open-top tanks, using délestage and punchdowns

    Time in Barrel: 17 months in 60-gallon cooperage

    Barrel Type: French oak, thick stave, very tight grain, 60% new wood

Touching Lives, One Toast at a Time

A donation from every bottle sold of J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is made to support and further National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. programs.

This year marks the twelfth anniversary of J. Lohr’s heartfelt partnership with National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. The Touching Lives initiative began when the Lohr family designated the J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon a commemorative release in honor of founder Jerry Lohr’s late wife. Carol Waldorf Lohr passed away in 2008 due to complications from breast cancer.

Today, $3 from every purchase of J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, whether at your local restaurant, wine shop, online or at our Wine Centers, is donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Since the program’s inception, sales from J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard releases have supported early breast cancer detection, access to mammograms, patient navigation systems, and the delivery of HOPE Kits (a gift box of comforting items) to women undergoing breast cancer treatment. These programs continue to build on a partnership that has funded over 8,000 mammograms for women who otherwise would not be able to afford them.

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We’re Encouraging Women to Take Charge

The National Breast Cancer Foundation’s mission is to provide help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services. J. Lohr is continuing to advocate for women’s empowerment through knowledge and body self-awareness. It’s never too early to become one’s own best health advocate, and the National Breast Cancer Foundation has the resources to help.

Vineyard

Carol’s Vineyard lies in northern St. Helena along the Napa River. Comprised of 27 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon (Clone 337 on 3309 rootstock) and 4.3 acres of Petit Verdot (Clone 400 on 3309 rootstock), the well-drained, gravelly, sandy loam soil and Bordeaux-like climate of the Napa Valley is ideally suited to producing richly textured, luxury-quality fruit.

Vintage

The 2018 vintage in Napa Valley benefited from late winter/early spring precipitation just in time for budbreak. Moderate springtime temperatures followed, resulting in consistent fruit set and an even crop load. Temperatures were warm during the summer months without any heat spikes, giving our Carol’s Vineyard fruit a chance to ripen gradually. Harvest began about a week later than normal on October 18th.

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