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J. Lohr 40th Anniversary Red, Paso Robles 2012 

10618515The Detroit News’ Sandra Silfven has this week chosen two commemorative bottles recently released to celebrate forty years of winemaking from Californian producer Jerry Lohr.

She writes, “The heavy, ornate bottle and the blended red inside are a tribute to Jerry Lohr and his family, and their dream of what could be in Paso Robles and other parts of the Central Coast appellation.”

Describing the wine, she writes, “This blend is 61% Cabernet Sauvignon and 31% Petite Sirah, finished with Merlot and Malbec. It’s a fitting blend considering Jerry’s first wine was a 1974 Petite Sirah.

“This wine has ripe, generous dark fruit, the acidity for balance, the infusion of oak, the nice lift of alcohol –14.66% abv. Aromas are amazing: dark berries, cherries, black pepper spice, dark chocolate, espresso. In the mouth, tannins are ever so supple, and the well-sculpted fruit is infused with oak and braced with firm acidity.”

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