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J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Wine Review

J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Paso Robles, California, United States

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $49.95

Drink: 2019-2026

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.9%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: J. Lohr

Agent: Barrique Wine Imports Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

A tasty Cabernet that's aromatic offering notes of mocha, toasty oak and smoke on the nose of this red wine with a firm grip on the palate. Nice balance in this The 2016 vintage of J. Lohr Hilltop is a full-bodied and grippy red wine blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with 6% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc splashed in. Very aromatic on the nose, dry with ripe black currant, mocha, toasty oak and dark spice flavours on the palate.

Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: hearty meat dishes with autumn veggies, rib eye steak on the barbie, meat lover's pizza.

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This J. Lohr Hilltop Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 was reviewed on November 6, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

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From Paso Robles, California, J. Lohr Hilltop 2016 is a is toasty, smoky, full-bodied, mostly Cabernet Sauvignon that matured for 18 months in French oak barrels. Cedar underbrush, ripe blackberry, mocha, oak spice and smoky flavours on the palate with grippy tannins. Decant for one hour prior to pouring with a smoky, braised beef brisket. - Community Wine Reviews

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