Dark, rich and dramatically structured, with ultra-refined black and red currant, cherry, violet, cedar and smoke flavors that are grounded by a firm minerality. It’s a Bordeaux blend based on Cabernet Franc.
Our favorite of the three J. Lohr cuvées is this one, based on Cabernet Franc. The variety’s floral, herbal notes mark the aromas, then give way on the palate to broad, mouthfilling flavors of brandied cherries and baking spices. It’s lush and soft in the style of the winery and the region, but retains a slightly greater sense of focus than the Cuvée Pom. Drink now–2012.