2019 J. Lohr Signature Cabernet Sauvignon
The Tasting Panel, March 2022
Wine Enthusiast, May 2022
2018 J. Lohr Signature Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2018 J. Lohr Signature Cabernet Sauvignon is both a tribute to Jerry’s pioneering efforts in the Paso Robles region and our portfolio’s ultimate, limited red wine release. Watch the story of this vintage of Signature.
My signature on the label indicates that this wine is a personal statement for me, looking to encompass three decades of experience and history in a single bottle.
— Jerry Lohr
J. Lohr Signature Cabernet Sauvignon was first produced to honor the 80th birthday of founder Jerry Lohr. This limited release was specially selected and blended from the superb 2018 vintage in Paso Robles. It is both a tribute to Jerry's pioneering efforts in the region and our red wine portfolio's ultimate expression of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Vineyards & Cellar
Beck Vineyard, in the Creston District of Paso Robles, is a unique, high elevation site that sits at 1,700 feet above the early morning fog line. Its calcareous soils and cooling afternoon winds are perfect for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. The Cabernet from this vineyard ripens early with excellent color, purity of fruit, and phenolic maturity. Incorporation of the rare Bordeaux variety Saint-Macaire brings density, color, and savory elements, while a small amount of Malbec contributes bright fruit notes to the finish.
The hand-harvested grapes were destemmed and berry-sorted at the winery followed by a 12% saignée which brought concentration to the must prior to fermentation. A short, seven-day maceration revealed luxurious color potential with ideal tannin extraction before pressing.
Aged 20 months in 100% new French oak from coopers Sylvain, Nadalie, and Taransaud.