J. Lohr Tower Road Vineyard Paso Robles Petite Sirah 2018 Rated 99 DOUBLE GOLD BEST OF CLASSMore from J. Lohr
Sunset International Wine Competition 2021
Rated 99 Points
Double Gold Best in Class
Wine Tasting Notes
Inviting aromas of black plum and a bouquet of hazelnut are followed by flavors of ollalieberry and a French oak signature on the palate. The Tower Road Petite Sirah expresses this early ripening vintage with dark fruit and restrained tannins. Pairs well with aromatic herbs and pan-seared meat dishes such as rosemary lamb chops with roasted fennel. This dense and delicious wine will open up early with a splash-decant, and should develop in the bottle for up to 8 years.
93% Petite Sirah, 3% Syrah, 3% Grenache, 1% Viognier. Alcohol 15.5%
Tower Road Vineyard
In the vineyards surrounding Tower Road, in the Estrella district of Paso Robles, our Petite Sirah thrives on the well-drained yet heavier clay soils of the area. Our ripening program requires that we apply netting to the vines in August to assure that birds don’t overfeed on this especially flavorful grape before harvest. Intense summer sun and very warm daytime temperatures in Paso Robles are balanced by the gentle afternoon breezes that creep in from the Monterey Bay to the north and from the Templeton Gap to the west. These winds cool the area by as much as fifty degrees by early morning, preserving the acidity and bright fruit character of our Petite Sirah.