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J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Wine Review

J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Paso Robles, California, United States

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $49.95

Drink: 2017-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.9%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: J. Lohr

Agent: Barrique Wines & Spirits Imports

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This J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 was reviewed on September 15, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Rachelle O'Connor rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

With the grapes hailing from J. Lohr's highest altitude vineyard in Paso Robles - this full bodied red has wonderfully intertwined layers and flavors. Aromas of smoke, chocolate and blackberry with a mouthful of dark fruit, cassis, mocha and luscious, yet firm tannins, very well balanced.
Sharon Aubie rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Berry nose, a bit astringent. Could use more time in cellar as is still young.
Melanie Lloyd - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This Cabernet Sauvignon is dark with purple hues. On the nose, aromas of cassis, black current, cacao and wet wood. On the palate, dark berry flavours with a touch of sweet spice. The tannins are medium with a good acidity.

This wine would pair well with braised beef or with a hearty stew.

Tasted October 2017
J. Lohr Hilltop (2015) is toasty and smoky on the nose with mocha, ripe blackberry and cassis on the palate. Great balance on this grippy Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles. Pair with slow-braised beef ribs. - Community Wine Reviews

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