The windswept Cypress tree, the unmistakable signature plant of California’s coastal terrain, owes its gnarled appearance to the maritime air’s persistent movement inland and seaward. The ocean’s influence on the Central Coast winegrowing region is significant, keeping coastal and inland valleys refreshingly cool at night, while preserving the grape’s natural acidity. J Lohr’s passionate commitment to the Cypress Vineyards red wines is to preserve and showcase the alluring blackcurrant and cherry fruit flavours resplendent in grapes grown in the Central Coast. The 2018 Cypress Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon is a deep red colour with aromas of blackcurrant and a hint of dark roasted coffee. The palate is rich and supple, leaving an impression that is serious enough for the connoisseur and friendly enough for the casual wine drinker. A delicious pairing with a range of dining options, from marinated beef to pasta, this wine can be enjoyed in its youth, or cellared gracefully up to three years.