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J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines

J. Lohr vineyards in Monterey County, California

Profile: Vintner Jerry Lohr is considered a pioneer of the Central Coast wine region, having planted his first vines in 1972. From that original 280 acres of vineyards, J. Lohr has grown to include 900 acres over several California regions and climates. Today, the winery is represented by multiple labels including: J. Lohr Estates; J. Lohr Gesture; Painter Bridge; Cypress Vineyards and two limited-production series, J. Lohr Cuvee and the J. Lohr Vineyard Series. The Vineyard Series was created to showcase the best of each of these regions' soils and climates with hand-selected fruit from the finest vineyard enclaves.

Wine label of J. Lohr 2009 Fog's Reach Pinot Noir

2009 Fog's Reach Pinot Noir
Varietal/Style: Pinot Noir
Arroyo Seco, CA
Vintage: 2009
Winemaker: Steve Peck
Rating: 13.5/20
Retail Price: $35

Tasting Notes:
A stand-out in this series, the 2009 Fog's Reach Pinot Noir offers aromas of strawberry, cherry and a touch of vanilla with an underlying herbal note. Bright on the palate, its flavors are pretty with raspberry, strawberry and black cherry notes up front and a stronger, earthier accent at the back of the palate. An approachable Pinot, it is a wine that is ready to drink now but would evolve with a year or two of aging. Try it with seared duck breast in cherry sauce, herb-rubbed, grilled pork or soy sauce-marinated, grilled portobello mushroom caps.

Wine of the Week August 1, 2011:
2009 Fog's Reach Pinot Noir

Other Sequoia Grove wines we have tasted:
2005 Cuvée St. E
2005 Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon
2006 Arroyo Vista Chardonnay
2006 Fog's Reach Pinot Noir
2006 Late Harvest White Riesling
2008 Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon
2008 Los Osos Merlot
2008 Tower Road Petite Sirah
2009 Bay Mist White Riesling
2009 October Night Chardonnay
2009 Carol's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 Carol's Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
2009 Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 South Ridge Syrah
2010 Arroyo Vista Chardonnay
2010 Falcon's Perch Pinot Noir
2010 Riverstone Chardonnay
2011 Bay Mist White Riesling

1000 Lenzen Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126

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