2019 J. Lohr Gean Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
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Aromas of black currant, raspberry, and fresh-picked plum are highlighted by black peppercorn, nutmeg, and warm holiday spices. Fine, chewy tannins slowly immerge from the supple palate, leaving a long finish of anise, cocoa dust, crème de cassis, and clove.
— Brenden Wood, red winemaker
Paso Robles, Adelaida District, CA
Should age gracefully for 12 to 15 years from vintage date.15 Year
For an authentic Paso Robles experience, serve with barbeque tri-tip sandwich and avocado salsa.
This Cabernet Sauvignon was grown at the J. Lohr Gean Ranch, which is the westernmost vineyard in the Paso Robles AVA. Our planting, located in the Adelaida District sub-AVA, was established in 2009 and is bordered by dense oak forest to the east and the Las Tablas Creek across the road to the west. The soils are a mix of calcareous shale and clay on steep slopes. This secluded and rugged vineyard is arduous to farm but well worth the effort.
The 2019 vintage benefited from above-average preseason rainfall that fell thoughout the winter months from November to March. Budbreak occurred in April. Summer temperatures rose to normal for the region with enough daytime heat to ripen the fruit, followed by cold nights that preserved flavors and acidity. The grapes for this winery-exclusive bottling were hand-picked the day before Halloween, on October 30th.