2020 J. Lohr Rain Catcher Cabernet Sauvignon
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This Cabernet Sauvignon was grown at the J. Lohr Rain Catcher ranch, which is the westernmost vineyard in the Paso Robles AVA. Located in the Adelaida District, it was planted in 2009. Formerly our Gean Vineyard, the property's new name reflects the amount of precipitation it receives versus other winegrowing estates in the region. The soil here 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 limited-release Rain Catcher Cabernet was aged 20 months in French oak Bordeaux-style barrels (25% new), primarily from cooper Marcel Cadet.
Red Winemaker Brenden Wood's notes: "Aromas of cherry preserves and blackberry sorbet, with notes of cracked pepper, mint sprig, and fennel. Loads of syrupy red fruit wash across the palate; with time, pleasing chewy tannins emerge giving way to a long finish of creme de cassis and dark chocolate. For an authentic Paso Robles experience, serve with barbeque Tri-Tip sandwich and avocado salsa. For a more classic pairing, serve with garlic and rosemary pan-seared ribeye steak."