2021 J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon
Ripe fruit aromas of black cherry and currant are accented by notes of toasted pastry, hazelnut, and vanilla from our authentic barrel aging program. Big, juicy red-fruit flavors infuse the palate while softly textured tannins lead to a long, gratifying finish.
— Brenden Wood, red winemaker
Paso Robles AVA, San Luis Obispo County, CA
Balanced and fruit forward upon release, with adequate structure to age seven years or longer.7 Years
Maturation: 12 months aging in 60-gallon American oak barrels, 18% new
Barrel type: Predominantly medium-plus toast Missouri and Minnesota oak with toasted heads
A classic wine icon for thirty vintages – one of America’s favorite Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignons.
The predominant source for our J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon is our estate vineyards located directly opposite our J. Lohr Paso Robles Wine Center and two newer sites just to the north - the J. Lohr Sinclair and J. Lohr Jones ranches. The Seven Oaks vineyard was initially planted on its own rootstock, utilizing some of the original indigenous Estrella clones widely planted in Paso Robles. The soils in our vineyards vary from gravelly clay loam to limestone-based; various rootstock and clonal combinations maximize the expression of each individual site.
Paso Robles experienced generous preseason rainfall in January of 2021 but the remainder of the winter and spring saw little precipitation. The dry conditions forced vines to produce small but concentrated berries, typical of drought years in Paso Robles. Though dry, the growing season saw moderate daytime temperatures with reliably cool nights and mornings. This kept berries fresh and allowed Paso Robles winegrowers the luxury of patience to harvest grapes at optimal ripeness. At J. Lohr, we utilize proprietary fermentation methods to extract the full flavor and pigment of our Cabernet Sauvignon while keeping tannins soft and gratifying. Our 12-month barrel aging program elevates fruit complexity with enticing toasted pastry aromas.