J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
J. Lohr was founded in Paso Robles more than three decades ago by Jerry Lohr. In 1972 and 1973 he planted 280 acres of wine grapes including Pinot Noir in the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County, and in 1974 built a winery in San Jose. In 1988, property near Paso Robles was bought, now encompassing 2,000 acres of vineyards. In that same year, Jerry expanded his vineyards in Arroyo Seco and now has 900 acres of Chardonnay, Riesling, Valdiguié, and Pinot Noir. Today, the winery practices sustainable winegrowing practices and is part of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance.
J. Lohr is a family business, with Cynthia Lohr and Steve Lohr in management positions, producing over one million cases a year.
Founder Jerry Lohr has developed a renewed interest in Pinot Noir.
J. Lohr has the largest solar energy tracking system in the wine industry. The system makes the winery more energy independent and saves 75% of the energy used at the winery's Paso Robles operations.
J. Lohr produces several tears of wines. Founder Jerry Lohr has developed a renewed interest in Pinot Noir. A vineyard-designated Pinot Noir from Fog's Reach Vineyard in the Arroyo Seco AVA is part of the Vineyard Series.
The J. Lohr wines are available through the United States and in more than 25 countries worldwide. Tasting rooms in Paso Robles and San Jose are open daily.
Articles About J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
2012 California Value Priced Pinot Noirs Honorable Mention (9.17 12/26/2012)
2012 Chardonnay All-Americans (9.17 12/26/2012)
Along the Pinot Trail in California: Part I - Central Coast (9.8 6/24/2012)
California Chardonnay (9.8 6/24/2012)
Grocery Store Pinot (9.16 12/10/2012)
Pinots of Distinction (8.40 6/30/2011)
2010 J. Lohr Arroyo Vista Vineyard Series Arroyo Seco Chardonnay
14.9% alc., pH 3.54, TA 0.67, 5,426 cases, $25. Sourced from prime Monterey vineyard acreage. Native fermentation, weekly stirring of each barrel from November 2010 to March 2011 (during MLF and five months after). Barrel-aged sur lie for 18 months in 42% new French oak barrels (mostly Francois Frères). · Light straw color and clear in the glass. Nicely perfumed with aromas of caramel apple, citrus, mossy rock, brioche and redwood. Delicious and classy, with flavors of white nectarine, lemony brioche, and pastry cream, accented with minerality. Soft in the mouth without evident tannins. A quality drink. Very good. Reviewed June 24, 2012 ARTICLE »
2010 J. Lohr Fog’s Reach Arroyo Seco Pinot Noir
14.9% alc., pH 3.78, TA 0.55, 2,427 cases, $35. Clones 115, 667, 777 and Pommard 4. Fruit was 100% de-stemmed. Aged 8 months in new and second fill French oak barrels. · Moderately dark reddish-purple hue in the glass. Evocative perfume of raspberry jam on toast. Richly endowed with flavors of black cap raspberries, dark strawberries, sassafras, herbs and complimentary toasty oak. An embracing wine with fruit that really draws your attention. Could use a little more acid zip. The finish goes on and on. Very good. Reviewed June 24, 2012 ARTICLE »
2009 J. Lohr Fog’s Reach Arroyo Seco Pinot Noir
14.9% alc., pH 3.62, TA 0.57, 1,113 cases, $35. Pommard 4 and Clone 777, with small amounts of 115 and 667. 100% de-stemmed, 5-day cold soak, inoculated primary and secondary fermentations, aged 8 months in 60% new and 40% third fill French oak barrels. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Fruit-forward nose with bright aromas of black cherries, plum reduction sauce, spice and vanillin. Well-endowed with generous sweet black stone and blackberry fruit with a prominent accent of oak and a hint of brewed tea. The mouth feel is velvety and the tannins are supple. Finishes with a little alcoholic heat. Will benefit from another year in the bottle to further integrate the oak. Source: websites, tasting rooms, retail. Good. Reviewed July 1, 2011 ARTICLE »
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