About J. Lohr 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Hilltop, Paso Robles
J. Lohr Vineyards is a pioneering winery in the Central Coast. As one of the first to produce Cabernet in Paso Robles they've staked out select vineyard sites in the Paso Robles AVA. With long summer days of intense sunshine, high, near 100F daytime temperatures are followed by chilly, ocean-cooled nights in the 50's. Here the Cabernet vines are naturally stressed in the dry, often very gravelly, and sometimes lime shale-laden soils. Water is at a premium in these vineyards, and the struggling vines produce deeply concentrated fruit. Wine Review Online gave this Cab a 94 point score saying "I can’t think of a wine that says Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon more than this one. It’s full-on fruit forward with dense blackberry and currant fruit, with sweet oak spice and lively acidity carrying it all through a bold finish where the fruit remains in full force. This is a very consistent wine year to year, which is a trick in and of itself, and it’s an achievement when it’s this good vintage to vintage."