J. Lohr

Pure Paso Proprietary Red Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.123 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Paso Robles, Central Coast, California, USA
Petite Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Malbec
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The 2020 Red Wine Pure Paso Proprietary is hauntingly dark and balsamic in the glass. Menthol and Bakers chocolate complement the depths of dried black cherry. It's surprisingly lifted and elegant on the palate, guided by racy acidity. Tart wild berry fruits and exotic spices drench the palate in youthful concentration. This leaves a staining of fine tannins and balsamic tones to linger, finishing structured and with dramatic length. The Pure Paso is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Petite Sirah, 5% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec and 1% Merlot that matured for eighteen months in a combination of American and French oak. (Eric Guido, Vinous, May 2023)

The 2020 Red Wine Pure Paso Proprietary is hauntingly dark and balsamic in the glass. Menthol and Bakers chocolate complement the depths of dried black cherry. It's surprisingly lifted and elegant on the palate, guided by racy acidity. Tart wild berry fruits and exotic spices drench the palate in youthful concentration. This leaves a staining of fine tannins and balsamic tones to linger, finishing structured and with dramatic length. The Pure Paso is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Petite Sirah, 5% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec and 1% Merlot that matured for eighteen months in a combination of American and French oak. (Eric Guido, Vinous, May 2023)

May 18th, 2023
Randy Fuller

This wine is very dark. It has a nose which connotes darkness as well. Aromas of black cherry lead the way with coffee notes - mocha and espresso - tagging along. The chalkiness which I find to be a hallmark of Paso Cabernet is there, although more subdued than it typically is. On the palate, that chalky atmosphere stops hiding. It is draped over black fruit with a meaty sensibility and a smoky backbeat.

This wine is very dark. It has a nose which connotes darkness as well. Aromas of black cherry lead the way with coffee notes - mocha and espresso - tagging along. The chalkiness which I find to be a hallmark of Paso Cabernet is there, although more subdued than it typically is. On the palate, that chalky atmosphere stops hiding. It is draped over black fruit with a meaty sensibility and a smoky backbeat.

May 2nd, 2023
Chris S.

One of Nicole's favorites. Xmas 2023, home.

One of Nicole's favorites. Xmas 2023, home.

Dec 26th, 2023
Jason Muniz

Very good, bold, fruit notes

Very good, bold, fruit notes

Dec 4th, 2023
Misty

Red blend we served at our wedding!

Red blend we served at our wedding!

Oct 28th, 2023
Peter Isacksen

Fantastic! First sip yes. Deep and full of all the fruit we love.

Fantastic! First sip yes. Deep and full of all the fruit we love.

Oct 28th, 2023
Jess

J. Lohr Pure Paso Proprietary Red 2020
Paso Robles, California

Deep ruby-purple color.
Aromas of dark fruit compote, herbal undertone.
Dry. Flavors of ripe black fruit, cassis, blackberry, subtle vanilla, black pepper, licorice. Rich, chewy tannins.

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 3/5
Balance: 3/5
Finish: 3/5

J. Lohr Pure Paso Proprietary Red 2020
Paso Robles, California

Deep ruby-purple color.
Aromas of dark fruit compote, herbal undertone.
Dry. Flavors of ripe black fruit, cassis, blackberry, subtle vanilla, black pepper, licorice. Rich, chewy tannins.

Intensity: 4/5
Complexity: 3/5
Balance: 3/5
Finish: 3/5

Oct 17th, 2023
Ravi Menon

Overrated

Overrated

May 27th, 2023
Marvin Velazquez

Ok but just somewhat sour, young wine

Ok but just somewhat sour, young wine

Jan 16th, 2023
Horacio Laredo

Great Carbernet Sauvignon blend! Smooth and full bodied wine with fruity flavor with a delicate end tanning taste.

Great Carbernet Sauvignon blend! Smooth and full bodied wine with fruity flavor with a delicate end tanning taste.

Nov 6th, 2022