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J. Lohr Estates Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon

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(2013 Vintage) Ever noticed how good things often come in threes? The 2013 vintage of Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon sits right in the middle of three great years for Paso Robles Cabernet and may be remembered as the best vintage since the revered 1997. Pre-season rainfall was just over half of normal following the two wet and cool vintages of 2010 and 2011. Growth started early in Cabernet with budbreak just after St. Patrick’s Day, and we saw a very warm month in April that pushed us into bloom early in May. The greatest differentiator of the vintage was that daytime high temperatures for the critical two-week period of veraison were 5 to 10 degrees cooler than normal. This allowed the berries to color up beautifully and led to some of the darkest wines we’ve seen in our cellar. Harvest was smooth sailing with most blocks being harvested the first three weeks of October. The 2013 vintage of Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon was “made in the vineyard” and brought to its fullest potential by aging a full year in our barrel cellars prior to bottling.

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    Best when decanted over an hour. Dark red fruit aroma, tart cherries and rustic vanilla, semi-bitter weeds with sharp overtone. First taste is slightly bitter with sharp bite. Full bodied and lingers on your tongue, warming to a pleasant finish. Better when paired with spicy foods.

    over 4 years
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    we like this. not really complex but very smooth.

    about 3 years
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    Very smoorhe and nice a cheri favorite

    over 3 years
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    dark berries chocolate soft tannins

    almost 5 years
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    over 4 years
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    BUY Good fruit and dryness

    over 4 years
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    Great wine for the price.

    over 3 years
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    Sharp, not in a good way

    12 months
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    drank at little Zagreb.

    almost 5 years
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    Always a solid choice

    about 4 years
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    Cherries, Leather,

    over 4 years
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    Always excellent

    over 3 years
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    like! PF Changs

    about 4 years
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    This is a test

    over 3 years
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    Love J. Lohr

    about 4 years
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    Full bodied

    almost 4 years
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    about 4 years
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    $14 on Sale

    12 months
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    Carraba's

    over 3 years
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    smooth

    almost 5 years
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    about 4 years
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    12 months
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    over 4 years
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    12 months
Expert Reviews
  • Wine & Spirits
    (2009 Vintage) Here's a fine everyday Cabernet for drinking now with your favorite meat dish or cheese. It's soft and rich in berry, currant and spice flavors. Could be a little drier, but it sure is tasty.