J. Lohr Pure Paso 2018
|Region||California, Central Coast, Paso Robles|
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.
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.