Beck Vineyard, in the Creston District of Paso Robles, is a unique Site. It sits at an elevation of 1,700 feet, above the early morning fog. Its calcareous soils and cooling afternoon winds are perfect for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. The Cabernet from this vineyard ripens early with excellent color and purity of fruit. In this forth J. Lohr Signature release, a small percentage of Cabernet Franc brings freshness to the blend, while the obscure Bordeauz variety Saint Macaire adds density and a savory quality. A touch of Petit Verdot and Malbec contributes structure, color, and bright fruit.
The hand picked grapes were held separate at harvest and berry-sorted into six-ton open top tanks for fermentation. Maceration took place on the skins for five days before early pressing to limit tannin extraction.
Aged 19 months in 100% new French oak from coopers Nadalie and Sylvain.
Harvested October 12th, 2016
Production of only 1,600 three-bottle cases, bottled June 2018