J. Lohr Pure Paso 2018
SKU: 05898

J. Lohr Pure Paso 2018

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Category Red Blend
Region California, Central Coast, Paso Robles
Brand J. Lohr
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
Savory varietal notes of Cabernet Sauvignon are layered with the dark fruit and spice character of Petite Sirah. The bouquet of cocoa powder, caramel, and anise works in harmony with the black cherry fruit signature of this wine. Bright and focused on the palate with a firm and appetizing finish. Pairs well with tomato rice dishes like paella or creamy risotto. Exquisite with prime rib or a dense monkfish.
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Glass-staining ruby. Dark berry and cherry cola aromas are complemented by suggestions of vanilla, cracked pepper and woodsmoke. Broad and fleshy on the palate, offering sweet black currant, cherry and mocha flavors that tighten up through the midpalate. Finishes on a gently tannic note, with very good clarity and smoky persistence.

Josh Raynolds, December 2020
Jeb Dunnuck
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The 2018 Pure Paso Proprietary Red Wine checks in as 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Petite Sirah, and splashes of Syrah and Malbec. Its ruby/plum color is followed by a solid bouquet of blackcurrants, green tobacco, and cedar. This carries to a medium to full-bodied red with firm tannins, solid depth of fruit, and a clean finish. It's well-made and should drink well for 4-6 years, possibly even longer.

September 1, 2020