Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, California
The 2018 Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon will be available soon!
The 2018 Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon is primarily sourced from the relatively cool El Pomar District sub-AVA in Paso Robles, where the J. Lohr Shotwell Vineyard is located. A smaller portion is from the J. Lohr Beck Vineyard, located at a 1,700 foot elevation in the Creston District, and a collection of other sites in the Paso Robles AVA. The final blend contains a bit of Petit Verdot and Malbec. Aged 18 months in thick-staved French oak barrels, 70% being new wood. Winemaker Brenden Wood’s notes: “Effusive with fresh varietal aromas of black cherry and hints of toasted pastry and baking spice. Dense and soft on the palate. Elegant layers of black and red currant flavors leave a bright finish. Delicious with rosemary-seasoned ribeye and garlic roasted potatoes with parsnips and fennel.”