Wine of the Day: J Lohr “Pure Paso” Proprietary Red Blend

Celebrating their long history in Paso Robles, J Lohr “Pure Paso” Proprietary Red Blend ($27) captures the story of the winery in a glass. In the 1980’s beloved winemaker, Jerry Lohr, saw the potential for growing world-class Cabernet Sauvignon in the Pacific influenced, arid hills of Paso Robles. With vineyards sitting just miles from the Ocean, ensuring a cooling influence, wrapping late-ripening fruit in acidity, balancing out the ripeness sun-drenched, hot summer days gives the hearty, thick-skinned fruit.

Over the past forty years, J Lohr has made a name for themselves for their rich, robust, yet very balanced, luscious Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Sirah. Their “Pure Paso” blend highlights this with a powerful wine melding black and blue fruit, warm spice, balsamic, espresso, and dusty leather.