Tasting Notes and Description
Tasting Notes For J. Lohr Pure Paso Proprietary Red 2018
Mother Nature gifted 2018 with generous rainfall after an unprecedented 5-year period of drought conditions in California. Our grapevines awoke from winter the first week of April, with bloom following in the middle of May. Crop set was average at best with modest overall yields for Cabernet Sauvignon. At the end of summer, an extreme heat event brought temperatures as high as 115 degrees in the coastal counties from Los Angeles to north of San Francisco on Labor Day weekend in 2017. Thankfully, our crop of late-ripening red varieties in Paso Robles was unharmed and still a month from harvest which began in earnest in the first week of October, delivering a higher level of sugar and flavor ripeness than we had not seen since the great string of vintages from 2012 to 2014. The intensity of this wine makes it clear that our viticulture crews, winemaking, cellar and bottling teams all delivered their best for this inaugural release of J. Lohr Pure Paso.
Classic Cabernet Sauvignon with its savory notes are wrapped in the dark fruit character of Petite Sirah. This J. Lohr Pure Paso Proprietary Red Wine highlights our house-style which is acclaimed for it’s dense and focused fruit signature coupled with a soft approachable palate. Best from 2020 to 2024.
Pairs well with tomato rice dishes like paella or creamy risotto. Exquisite with prime rib or a dense monkfish.
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