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2018 J. Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 J. Lohr Seven Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon

Costco Notes: Ripe fruit aromas of black cherry and currant are accented by notes of toasted pastry and dark roast coffee from authentic barrel bouquet, persistent high-toned red fruit strike the palate. – SP

Left Coast Tasting Notes:

AVA: San Luis Obispo (Paso Robles)

Time on Gas: 24 hours+

Color: Medium ruby color, medium density

Nose (aromas): Freshly opened bottle has a cherry aroma.  The gassed version of this wine has an underdeveloped bouquet, nothing noteworthy.

Palate (flavors): Pulling the cork, you are greeted with an agreeable wine with a tart finish. No real complexity to the wine. This wine, compared to other Cabernet Sauvignons has a somewhat thin texture. The previously opened bottled did provide some lingering flavors – red berries and dark cherry. This is a well-balanced wine with a touch of acid on the finish. With cheese, the acid disappeared.

Summary:  This wine could be a sipping wine or could be enjoyed with a meatloaf or other mild meat. Due to the lightness of this Cabernet Sauvignon this wine should be consumed now as aging will not improve this wine over time.

Rating: We agreed this is a late Wednesday to early Thursday morning wine that you could serve to guests.

2018 Wine Enthusiast 91 points
2017 Wine Enthusiast 90 points

Vivino is 4.0 with 6,500+ votes

Value:  We agreed, the wine is very drinkable for the price.

Grapes: 88.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petite Sirah, 4% Petit Verdot, 1.5% Merlot, .5% Cabernet Franc

Alcohol: 13.9%           

Costco SKU: 896695

Price: $12.39

Store Location: Danville, CA

Tasting Date: 11/17/2021

Tasting Panel: M.S., M.C., C.P., A.T., B.T., M.A., W.W., C.P., C.Y., L.F., B.H.

This review is part of a series of guest posts from Left Coast Wine Bloggers, a great group of wine lovers enjoying and reviewing Costco wines they find on the West Coast. You can read more about them here, and learn more about their rating system. We hope the addition of their wine reviews will expand the geographic coverage of the blog so you can find more of the wines we feature. Cheers.

Jim Heiner

Wednesday 22nd of December 2021

One of the best value Cabs currently in the market

Mike Sorensen

Wednesday 22nd of December 2021

@Jim Heiner, We could not agree more, especially at the price point. Happy Holidays.

Left Coast Wine Blog