Product DescriptionTasting Panel Review
As we taste J. Lohr's flagship wine year after year, we notice that it continues to grow in terms of mouthfeel, plushness, and strength of character. The 2019 vintage has a je ne sais quoi that's partly explained by red winemaker Brenden Wood's blending practices. Prior vintages incorporated Petit Verdot and Malbec, but this one gives voice to Cabernet Sauvignon at 99%. Mocha and sandalwood are a driving force on the broad, dense palate. Blackberry, Worcestershire sauce, and wet earth work in tandem to bring out a savory character and textural depth.
Wine Tasting Notes
The J. Lohr Hilltop is a great example of our house style of "dense but soft" Cabernet Sauvignon. Blackberry and currant varietal aromas are supported by a touch of hazelnut and cocoa powder from the French oak barrel signature. Bright, brambly acidity on the mid-palate is followed by intense and vibrant red fruit on the finish.
99% Cabernet Sauvignon, 0.7% Petit Verdot, 0.3% Malbec