2019 J. Lohr Carol's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Decanter, September 2022
The 2019 Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon displays pleasing aromas of black cherry, cassis, and raspberry elevated by powdered dark chocolate and sweet spice from the French oak barrels. The palate is concentrated and pure with focused, refined tannins owing to the inclusion of Petit Verdot. Graphite, anise, and dark berry flavors persist on the finish.
— Brenden Wood, red winemaker
St. Helena, Napa Valley, California
Gratifying now; with proper cellaring, will age with sophistication for 12+ years.12 Years
Match with grilled ribeye steak with rosemary and shallots, or porcini pork tenderloin.
Fermentation: Délestage during peak fermentation, 3 punchdowns daily
Time in Barrel: 20 months in French oak barrels - 55% new wood
Barrel Type: Bordeaux Export
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 fourteenth 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.
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.
Carol’s Vineyard lies in northern St. Helena along the Napa River; it is 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 are ideally suited to producing richly textured, luxury-quality Cabernet.
The 2019 vintage in Napa Valley saw an abundance of rainfall from January through March, prior to budbreak in early April. We were fortunate to have steady, mild weather from veraison through harvest in 2019, which allowed grape clusters to ripen with uniformity, develop ample pigment, and maintain freshness. Cabernet Sauvignon at Carol’s Vineyard was hand-picked on October 9th before being sorted by our Pellenc Selectiv system.