About This Wine
Three decades ago, California’s Central Coast had yet to emerge as a world-class wine region.
With little history or viticultural precedent, planting on the Central Coast was a gamble. One of a handful of pioneers, Jerry Lohr was among the first to realize the vast, untapped potential of this now-acclaimed region with the establishment of J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines.
In the late 1960s, Lohr began searching for the ideal location for planting a vineyard. Raised on a South Dakota farm, his agricultural roots armed him with an innate sense for the intricacies of climate, soil quality and location. His research and instincts led him to California’s Central Coast.
Most of the fruit for J. Lohr’s “Seven Oaks” Cabernet Sauvignon comes from estate vineyards directly opposite the J. Lohr Paso Robles Wine Center. Merlot, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Malbec are added to craft a wine of great complexity and richness.
About Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep color and richness with the potential to age a long time, and better still if aged in oak before bottling. Classic flavors blackcurrant, plum, cherry and spice. The most popular varietal of red wine in America.
- Grape Composition:76% Cabernet Sauvignon & 24% Other Red Varieties
- Grape Source:Paso Robles, California
- Aromas & Flavors:Black Plum, Blueberry, Cherry, Hazelnut, Vanilla and a Hint of Coconut
- Aging Vessels:American Oak Barrels for 12 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2015
- Food Pairing Suggestiona tri-tip steak, or lamb chops.
Stuffed Flank Steak With Sonoma Sausage Spinach And Pine Nuts Cabernet Sauvignon calls for hearty food, and this recipe is an ideal match. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The RecipeCabernet Sauvignon Ice Cream Our friends at Alexander Valley Vineyards came up with this wonderful recipe a few years ago. We've tried it with Cabernet Sauvignon (as the recipe calls for), as well as Merlot, Primitivo, Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel... and every time, it turns out delicious! It's best made with an ice cream maker, and if you have such a machine, it's extremely easy to assemble. Enjoy! Get The Recipe