HONORING A LEGACY
Seven years ago, J. Lohr began the Touching Lives program in memory of Carol Waldorf Lohr, late wife of Founder Jerry Lohr. In 2008, Carol passed away unexpectedly due to complications related to breast cancer.
TOUCHING LIVES, ONE TOAST AT A TIME
In 2014, to touch the lives of women and their families, J. Lohr is continuing its partnership with NBCF, a relationship that has provided over 4,000 mammograms to women who would otherwise be unable to afford them. This is our way of not only honoring the legacy of Carol Lohr, but is also our commitment to curtailing the impact of breast cancer on the lives of other families. While also celebrating J. Lohr’s 40th anniversary this year as family winemakers, we are happy to report that your support has helped us exceed our goal! But we still need your help to spread the word about early detection as we continue to champion our efforts to raise awareness. J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines donates $2 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for every bottle of J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon or Sauvignon Blanc purchased.
WE'RE ENCOURAGING WOMEN TO TAKE CHARGE
Whether honoring a 40-year anniversary or a woman’s 40th birthday, let’s increase our chances of celebrating many more life-affirming milestones by taking appropriate action. Start today by creating your own Early Detection Plan at earlydetectionplan.org and share this tool with the women you love.
2012 saw a return to warmer temperatures compared to the unusually cool 2010 and 2011 growing seasons. Our clone 337 Cabernet Sauvignon responded well to the warm temperatures and abundant sunlight, with the driest soils in the vineyard producing the darkest colored fruit and the most intensely-flavored wine. Regular berry sampling and tasting and weekly monitoring of anthocyanin and tannin concentrations in the fruit directed our decision to harvest Cabernet starting the 11th of October, while the Petit Verdot was picked a week later, capturing big, ripe fruit character in 2012.
Carol’s Vineyard lies in northern St. Helena, comprised of 16.4 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon (Clone 337 on 3309 rootstock) and 4.3 acres of Petit Verdot (Clone 400 on 3309 rootstock). The well-drained, gravelly, sandy loam soil and Bordeaux-like climate of the Napa Valley is ideally suited to produce luxury-quality Cabernet fruit.
||St. Helena, Napa Valley, California
||77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec
||October 11th and 12th, 2012
||Hand-picked into half-ton bins and berry-sorted on Vaucher Beguet Mistral system
||25.6° Brix, total acidity 0.47g/100ml, pH 3.71
||Yeast: Lallenand 43
Fermentation: 10 ton open-top tanks using delestage and punchdowns
Temperature: Peak to 95°F cap temperature
Maceration: Early inoculation followed by 13 days fermentation on skins
Malolactic: 100% malolactic in barrels
Maturation: 16 months in French oak
barrels - 60% new
Barrel Type: 60 gallon Bordeaux export
Forests: Center of France
Coopers: Saury, Demptos, Bel Air
Post-Maturation: Aged 9 months prior to release
Total Acidity: 0.6g/l00ml
Alcohol: 14.6% by volume
Residual Sugar: 0.07 g/100ml
||3,041 six-pack cases
||Approachable tannins at release, with an 8-year-plus aging aptitude
The 2012 Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon offers concentrated red fruit with violet and hazelnut aromas, followed by a rich and balanced palate structure. The inclusion of Petit Verdot brings a lengthy blue fruit finish.
—Steve Peck, red winemaker
Excellent with grilled rib-eye steak with rosemary and shallots, or a roasted pork loin with porcini mushrooms and fennel.
Price: $40.00 750ml